So this is sort of a spin off of my other thread (My horse is a princess....*sigh*) about my little princess but now I have a question. Wanted more opinions so I put it here rather than in tack as it's also more of a general question.
The other day she was shivering while I was tacking up outside. It was about 40 degrees with a very light wind. The sun was going down but that is going to be common now with winter. So all in all not really cold for what we will see in the coming months. I plan on riding all through the winter. The only thing that will stop me is when it is far too cold for me to be outside long, which is about a -20 to -30 windchill. Oh and no indoor.
So since she was already shivering in these *warm* temps, should I be using a quarter sheet or something while riding when it gets really cold?
Obviously riding would warm her up but when it gets really snowy we wont be doing anything past a walk because of the danger of slipping. So because she will still shiver after walking forever will she stay warm enough?
She's blanketed pretty much all the time now. Only when it gets close to 50 during the day will it come off for a few hours.
I should also add that yesterday when I got to the barn she and her two buddies were running around like dingbats and she had her blanket on but when I caught her she was not hot under the blanket.
Sorry for the novel, and thank you for any opinions.