So, I know that horses use their fat to keep warm, or so I've been told, but my pony is pretty thin right now (We're working with the vet to change that) and I don't want him to freeze. All three of my horses have shelters but the wind and rain combined end up with no place to truely aviod getting wet. Anyway, when I got home from school today my poor little guy was pretty wet and was pretty cold when I touched his coat. *They are all use to being blanketed- I'm one of THOSE owners (the ones who overreact and think they're horses will freeze at 50 degrees or below because I freeze then)-* So, I blanketed him and the other boys just cause its supposed to get around 30 degrees tonight with on and off rain.
But I was wondering, does blanketing them when they are ALREADY wet help them keep warm or make it harder for them to dry off? (Please don't say that I don't need to blanket them, I know that they would probably do just fine- it's just my personal preference to cover them)
Thanks for any answers!