Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Help me find a suitable blanket:
Please excuse this idiot question -- I don't normally clip or blanket, but my mare is miserable. I've been grooming her daily and trying to remove as much of her shedding coat as I can using a shedding blade, but she's so itchy. I've bathed her, thinking the itchiness was caused by deep-down dirt and dander, but nope... still itchy. My next option is to clip her.
However, she is an outdoor horse in Alberta. Temperatures in Edmonton are hovering around the 0*C mark, but drop down to -10*C or so on some days. It's not cold enough for a heavy winter blanket, but definitely not warm enough to send her out naked... is it possible to buy just one blanket to use on her from now until spring shows up and brings nicer weather?
Someone recommeded a stable sheet, but that seems a little too light. I was looking at waterproof turnout blankets or lightweight winter blankets. What would you recommend? What fill should I look for?