Keeping a mini horse outside 24/7
I have a mini horse that is 21 years old. He's in great health. Before this summer he has had a normal turnout schedule (Out all day and into the late afternoon, in his stall at night.) This summer to avoid heat and bugs, my barn decided to do reverse turn out (out at night, in stall during day.) He adjusted to this great. I've always wanted him to be outside 24/7. Now that I know how he is outside at night as well as day, It got me thinking about it more seriously. We live in New England and the snow can get nasty as well as below freezing (winter nights are normally in the 20s.) He hardly wears a blanket since his coat is so thick. He would have a nice run in. I'm just nervous about him outside in the cold nights. Am I being too sensitive? What are everyones thoughts and experiences with 24/7 turnout? Thanks!