Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Please don't blanket her. People who feel chilly have to stop thinking a horse is too. She's already growing her winter coat and a blanket can cause overheating, sweating and the chills. Horses can lift or flatten and even turn the hairs to best suit the weather. Blanketing takes this away. I'd add soaked senior's pellets to her diet. It is safe to feed, has extra oils and beet pulp all in one bag.
She has a non padded lightweight rug on her right now as this is what was put on when she arrived as we had gale force winds and I haven't been able to catch her since to take her rug off. As soon as she is comfortable with being caught and haltered again I will be removing the rug. I like to let my horses live as natural as possibly but I did feel that she needed some protection with the condition she was in.