I suppose it's no more expensive to invest in a $350 blanket than to pay an extra $50 a month for a stall...but she's already got her winter whoolies something fierce and that doesn't account for the -40 wind factor.
I spoke to the guy putting the stall in (STILL not up) and told him to aim for next weekend and just credit my account for next month. I don't think the ranch even HAS seperate paddocks available right now? Even then, seperate paddocks are so tiny, I wouldn't want that for her. At least right now she's in roughly 1.5 acres split in 2 but the group of 10-12 horses gets both. The horses that come in are in like half an acre with 6 of them already. It's NOT a big space. But with more of them there, I think they'll be shuffling everyone for the winter anyway to bring the teams in and put the trail riding horses out. Will settle down for winter this month hopefully!
Thanks for the input!