are the people blanketing her right now?
I am an avid blanketing machine! lol
After I ride I put on a cooler till she has cooled down all the way and then I blanket. I am in CA and it has been getting down to the 30's at night and I put on a sheet and a med weight blanket (200 fill) ... Maddy is body clipped also.
If you plan to ride enough to have your horse swet then you need to clip probably- that is what I would do. BUT keep in mind that if you clip you HAVE TO blanket.
Also I don't clip Brodie (he doesn't grow as much of a coat as Maddy) and I still blanket him with a Med. weight (200 fill) at night when it gets below 50 degrees.
They are blanketing her right now I think.. she had one on when we were there.. it looked like a rain sheet or something.
lol... I dont plan on body clipping her, as I wont be working her that hard, but i was thinking the sweat that the saddle leaves, and she might get the chills. I will be in a lighted indoor arena, western riding.. walk/trot/canter, western pleasure. She might work a sweat depending on what i do..
Okay thanks so much! I think i will get a exercise sheet, and cooler for now, and buy a big blanket when I save up enough money :)
if you need help picking out a blanket let me know- i love to shop for them! I have lots!
hehe thanks :) thats so kind of you, and i will def. be msging you before i go shopping for one! x)
What's an excercise sheet? I warm up (walking) and cool out with a cooler.
an excercise sheet is a lightweight sheet that covers from the saddle to the tail.. your saddle gets put on overtop, and you ride with it on.. here is a pic of google:
I'm blanketing Lacey 24/7 right now. On average the coldest it gets around here is 25 or so fahrenheit with a lot of windchill.
I didn't clip her but she doesn't sweat hardly at all so I'm not worried about that.
She has this blanket: WB Landa Freestyle MW Standard Ne and Mid Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM
So far it's great. My only complaint is that her shoulders are always getting wet when it's rainy, but I think that's mostly because it doesn't have a hood. It fits her well and the drop length is so long that it almost covers her belly underneath. haha!
I like that blanket you have for her. so, prob mid weight would be most suitable for me, along with a cooler, and exercise sheet.
Im unsure about pricing for blankets.. I am in canada, but are exercise sheets and cooler quite cheap? I know that heavy duty blankets can range from like $300-infinity haha, but what do you think would be the average price for blankets?
Thanks so much!!!