Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brandon, Manitoba Canada
This. The pasture where I board my horse has a wind break shelter, and a small forest they can run into if they want, but right now it is -28C (-18F?) WITHOUT wind chill, and there are all breeds out there. Also, not a horsie blanket in sight. They really don't even use the shelter, or huddle together, they act like it's normal, they roll in snow and even eat it (well... mine does).
I know you said you don't want him outside at night by himself and that is a very good point, but I just wanted to say don't be concerned about the cold unless you've clipped his winter hair off - they're tough as nails, these things.
I have four of my own horses and one boarded here (he's been here for over 4yrs. since he was weaned) and like your's they roll in the snow, eat it........winter I watch them alot play/chase each other through our training arena, they will run over the wooden bridge, they will stand on each side of the pedastal with their front feet and play nipping each other......our's like your's seem quite happy and warm out in the cold!
My horses are the joy in my life.....