Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
Living in Upstate SC, the only blanketed horses I see are show horses whose owners don't want them to get fuzzy, or horses (like our OTTB) that are older and/or have medical problems. Our OTTB will be 21 this year, is a notoriously hard keeper, has some on-going medical problems and always seems to have problems maintaining his weight in the winter. So he gets blanketed.
The problem here is that we have bouts of cold...and then during the day it will warm up. The blankets have to come off during the day....unless you want to really make your horse ill. So it's on and off, on and off. It's labor intensive.
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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