The horses have no seperate stables, but they have an open shed style barn with walls and roof, just no full front door enclosure. Which works fine since the wind 9 times out of ten blows from the west to east. It has a fence around it, so they can be kept in it if need be.
I can't decide if I want to go with a turnout blanket or a stable blanket.
From what I have read stable blankets are generally heavyer, but turnouts are more durable.
The past two days it has been roughly 25, and light snow. Their coats are getting fuzzy, so I think any day I can and should put a blanket on.
Is it too soon for a heavy blanket?
Now here is the rough part. It is not unusual to get to 20-30 below 0 with the wind chill. (it has not been this cold yet, but I am sure by december)
Has anyone used 2 blankets?
And at what temp/weather conditions should a blanket be used?
I have lived here for 3 years, and I have never seen any of my neighbors use blankets except 1 other and myself. (i sent my old blankets with the other horses I sold)
They have been born and raised in this country so I am sure it is not a shock for them. They don't act too cold yet, as they are moving through the pasture and not hangin in the barn all day
But I still feel sorry for them because it is so freakin freezin-just want them to be cozy.
Thanks for the info!