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        10-21-2011, 10:08 PM
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    Weanling
    Blankets!

    I have absolutely NO idea what weight of blanket would best fit my horse. All of this talk about denier, polyfil and turnout vs stable blankets is so confusing to me! @____@

    Sock tends to be kinda warm as it is. He sweats very easily, doesn't have much of a winter coat, is mostly stalled when not ridden and the temperatures around here get close to but rarely below the freezing point. The stalls are more like pipe corrals, so they're definitely NOT indoor enclosures but they are fully covered and have mats that you can have put up on the sides in the winter to help with the elements.

    So... Any suggestions? There are plenty of horses who go bare in the winter months here but also many who don't. I'm particularly concerned because Sock is in an end stall. Should I be?
         
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        10-22-2011, 06:10 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by 2BigReds    
    So... Any suggestions? There are plenty of horses who go bare in the winter months here but also many who don't. I'm particularly concerned because Sock is in an end stall. Should I be?
    For healthy horses, I always recommend that if you do want to cover with something, all you need is a rain sheet (typically called turnout sheets...waterproof, no polyfil, etc). Horses have no problem handling cold temperatures, but like anything, being wet and cold, especially in the wind is very chilling. Look at something like Saxon 1200D Turnout Sheet - Horse.com
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        10-22-2011, 12:16 PM
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    Weanling
    Thanks, PHM! That's what I was leaning toward but I wasn't sure. :)
         
        10-24-2011, 09:35 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    A turnout blanket or sheet - make sure it is water proof. You probably won't need anything too heavy, 1200 denier is the heaviest and it goes down from there. Maybe buy him a turnout sheet and a medium weight turnout blanket - then check him regularly while wearing them and see how he does. You don't want him sweating buckets under the blanket during the winter.

    Also, remember that horses are not naturally designed to wear blankets - so as long as he grows an okay coat and isn't shivering, he should be fine.
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        10-24-2011, 09:39 PM
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    Trained
    1200d and the like is not the weight of the blanket. The grams or fill is the weight of the blanket. The higher the denier the stronger the fabric. 1200D is stronger than 600D and so on.
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