Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
Honestly, if a horse has a very thick winter coat I'm not inclined to blanket at all - they're likely to overheat. Blankets (turnout or stable) are designed to do the job of the winter coat or supplement the coat, if the coat is adequate, then there normally isn't a need for a blanket/turnout and your horse will be happier without it.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."