Nope, no blanketing required. Thought I was going to have to (even have a nice 78" custom blanket with matching full hood that someone gave us...that is now too small lol), but then he went *POOF* and I didn't have to bother. The joke around the barn is that he's also part wooly mammoth (I think he's even hairier than the full Percheron filly that came from the same breeder he did).
That holsteiner gelding I put the pic up of was body clipped when he came to use in the spring (this was a couple of years ago). I'd never felt a horse that was body clipped and it felt weird...it was like his coat was hard. O.o He sure looked good, though! Lol