01-16-2012, 05:17 PM
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Shivering is a warming mechanism. Since your horse likely has a full winter coat, blanketing can cause him to overheat or even sweat along his back. You will find that when he gets too warm, he'll get itchy and then will roll. A blanket doesn't last very long then. I used to have to wait for a bus in bitterly cold weather. I'd start shivering, then even more so, then suddenly I'd stop shivering as I was toasty warm. I learned to let it happen and not suppress it as so many people do.