Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Just like when we feel cold, horses will shiver. The difference is that they produce heat when they eat.
Just because a horse is shivering, that does not mean you should blanket them. Last year, one of our horses was shivering when the high temps dropped from 60's to 40's. When the temps got to -40 with windchill in the middle of winter, he wasn't shivering. The difference was that he/they had gotten used to the colder temps.
Rain with wind will chill horses easily. Instead of blanketing, I think you would be better off with just putting a water resistant sheet on him.
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