My gelding has never been blanketed his entire life (he's 12 and has only had one previous owner) and grows a pretty thick winter coat. At his previous home he had a tiny shed to walk into if he needed, but our pastures don't have a shelter for them (they are out during the day and stalled at night), and even if we did theres about 15 horses in the geldings herd and he's towards he bottom of the pecking order, so he'd probably be kicked out of the shelter regardless lol. I'm thinking about blanketing him just to keep the wind off of him and to keep him dry...not to mention he is 90% white so itll keep him cleaner too.
I was given this blanket by my grandma to see if it'd fit him, but I'm not sure if it'd be too heavy since he gets so fuzzy
Big D Products - #54 MAGNUM BLANKET
Would that be okay or should I just go out and buy a light waterproof sheet? In the Chicago area, winter can get pretty brutal at times so it'd just ease my mind if he had something on...