Originally Posted by xxJustJumpItxx View Post
Oops, I should have said thank you to Rachel1786 for the link :P I was on my sister's computer with the broken screen and I must have mistaken the username.
Gosh I know! I wouldn't blanket her, but she recently lost weight from a long period of stall rest and I thought she'd be more comfortable with some extra warmth. Turns out it just chilled her a bit
But I took the blanket off, gave her a bran mash, and tried to rub her dry with towels and she seemed better after that. She wasn't shivering anymore.
I hate blanketing too, but my fool mare doesn't have a heavy enough winter coat, and drops weight during the cold snaps...I noticed the difference when I had her turn out sheet on, and when I didn't, so decided I'd better keep atleast the sheet on at all times...I have a stable blanket for under the sheet on the super cold days.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."