Lately we've had low temps in the mid-30's. What I currently do is give an extra flake of grass hay about 9pm in a hay net (maybe more is needed?). When he's done with the flake he's warm for awhile but is he then lacking the fuel needed a couple of hours later or how long does it last? He is boarded in a 24 x 24 pipe stall.
My horse doesn't have a full thick coat. I see fluffed up hair basically on the bottom half of him but his topline is just a bit thicker but doesn't fluff up like other horses I see with wooly coats. He's of good weight. Is he OK natural, with the extra flake (is it enough)?
I have a rain sheet - is that helfpul to use to give him warmth (if it's even needed) or is that useless and a light blanket would be minimum?
I just always wonder if I'm doing enough or I need to do more. Being in southern california weather is confusing since we occasionally get colder than we're used to but where is the threshold for him? I don't want to blanket if it really isn't necessary so I guess I just really need the guidelines.
A lot of questions but I'm sure you all get the point. Thanks for any help.