So I know its only October but lately us here in New York have been having super weird weather! (an inch of snow yesterday and there calling for 8-15 in of snow tomorrow!) it hasnt been too drastically cold but it hasnt been pleasently warm either.
Now next week its suppose to be in the 50's. My poor app has barely any coat, I mean its there but I feel like its not as thick as id like it to be. So im thinking he might need a blanket this year. Especially because he came from the auction down in Pennsylvania and im assuming he came from down south before that, and there winters arent nearly as chilly and crappy as ours up here.- now I don't usually like putting blankies on my horses at all. But that also depends on how well of a coat they grow. My app is out on 24/7 turnout with a huge run in shed.
Now all of this being said do you guys think I should atleast buy him a waterproof sheet or blankie? I really don't wana put a full blown heavy weight blanket on him because next year I don't plan on putting a blankie on him. If anything id really just like to give him something that will keep him dry but with a little bit of padding to keep him warm. I just don't want a heavy weight blanket on him. (sorry im not good with the whole blanket thing! I usually never put one on my horse.)
SO. This being said, what do you guys think? Should I just go and buy him a heavy weight blanket, or just stick with a waterproof sheet,?...or should I just wait it out and see if he grows a bigger coat? Any suggestions would be helpful!