okay, so I've gotten a lot of opposing views on whether or not to blanket in the winter. I would just like to know if I should.
Well the only reason, to be completely honest, that I would like to blanket my mare is because I have found an incredibly cute pink one and she's my baby so I want to do everything I can for her. Its my first winter with her, and I want to make sure she's as comfortable as possible. She as well as our other horses and donkeys are going to be in the pasture this winter with 24/7 barn access. They are able to walk in and out freely. There's also straw & scrap hay that we will lay down in there for bedding. But really does a horse that has a good winter coat, is healthy, and has a place to get out of the cold need a blanket? I'm sure she doesn't NEED one, but would it be nicer for her if I put one on her? I've heard that it prevents them from getting their winter coat. But if she already has it will it remain!? It won't harm her if I put one on unnecessarily will it?
I'm a winter blanket dummie.....
put your knowledge upon me!!
Btw just added a picture so you guys would tell me how cute she is (;