I'm not sure where this would go so I'm just going to throw it in here.
I'm going to be bringing my first horse home in the next few weeks/month, and I'm looking at blanketing options. Around here it can get pretty chilly (down to -25 Celsius sometimes) so the most important thing to me is to make sure the tb I'm buying is comfortable. At the same time, I have a limited budget and will have to get a rainsheet ect. By March.
I saw some really nice 200-300g stable blankets for sale recently, and was wondering if anyone ever layers their stable blankets with insulated rain sheets for the winter? I thought that if this would work it would be nice as I wouldn't have to buy a whole new sheet in a few months. I'm not going to clip and he'll be spending at least 12 hours on turnout, maybe out nights too depending on how comfortable and happy he is. Can anyone tell me about their experience with blanketing and layers vs. a full winter blanket? Should I just go for a decent winter and start saving now for the spring rain sheet? Thank you!