Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
*sigh* there are so many factors that play into horse blankets...
Such as, if you start blanketing when it gets around freezing (0 degrees Celcius.. I'm Canadian..) with a mid-weight, then that won't be warm enough if it dips down to -40 degrees and stays there for a few days. The horse will be used to being warmed with a mid-weight blanket it milder weather, and the mid-weight will no longer be warm enough for the really cold temps.
My gelding is an OTTB and has no winter coat whatsoever. I have a mid-weight blanket (200 gram fill) for milder minus temperatures, and a heavyweight for the really cold temperatures. If it dips down to -50 again, I will put both blankets on, or throw a fleece rug on with the heavyweight.
As for the blankets you chose... I can only comment on the Weatherbeeta since I'm not familiar with Saxons. Weatherbeetas are made with fine attention to detail. I really do like their blankets.
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