Well, more so "sheeting" help.
I was told my gelding use to wear a rain sheet in the colder months during precipitation. And that he coliced once when he couldn't get into the shelter and he didn't have one on and it was down pouring.
So needless to say I have two sheets for him and recently he now stays outside 24/7 instead of being stalled at night. Since he's been out at night I usually just put the rain sheet on him in case we get a stray rain storm or something. It is also in the low 30s at night and 50-60s during the day. The sheet comes off during the day.
I feel bad having my friend (who feeds in the Am) constantly take his sheet off. Especially once it gets colder outside.
How does everyone else "Sheet" there horses? If I keep sheeting him at night will it restrict his winter coat to grow? I mean he already has a fluffy coat and the sheet has no fill since it's just a waterproof sheet..
Also, he can wear the sheet during snow, ice, etc? It's solely just to keep him dry and not colic since he's kinda low man on the pole.
I was hoping to just keep the sheet on him 24/7 during winter If I can.
Any expert blanketers care to share their knowledge? :) Posted via Mobile Device