Sheets, turnouts, and blankets
I have recently purchased my own horse, a 5 year old OTTB gelding. I have leased for many years so I never really had to worry about blanketing. My new guy is going to be on 24/7 pasture board, with a run-in. I live in eastern PA, winters nights get around 20 but it's not rare to get into the single digits.
I am wondering what are your ''rules'' when it comes to blanketing horses. He doesn't grow a super fuzzy coat. I currently have a weatherbeeta turnout sheet with no fill, a weatherbeeta medium weight with 210 g file, and a Rambo heavyweight with 400 g fill. All of them are water proof of and the medium and heavyweight have detachable necks. When do you used what weights? Would you suggest any other winter accessories? When do you layer? Do you do anything extra for snow? What do you do for a lot of rain, a rain sheet over there blanket? If I decided to give him something similar to a trace clip, would that change blanketing?
Thanks in advance!!