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The poor thing was shivering outside this morning, so we went out to buy her a blanket. Much happier little lady. Had to share her fun blanket :lol:

Also on a side note, we've decided to keep Celtic. We nearly got her for free, so it would be easy to flip her to make some money, but I have such a hard time keeping the ad up to sell her!! so for those who made offers already, she is no longer for sale.

Onto the photos.


 

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Cutest blanket and baby EVER!
 

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Awe. I was so close to getting that one for Wrecker! :D Its adorable!
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horses actually shiver to help keep them warm. it doesnt mean their cold like it does with us people.
People shiver to try to get warm too... that's also why we get goosebumps because the standing up hair helps to trap warm air.

Shivering also takes energy, which can lead to loss of weight over time.

So... better they not shiver in the first place. Usually a good winter coat and hay 24/7 helps with that but if not, a blanket is a good help as well.
 

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Stylin'!
 

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I definitely agree with the blanket helping with putting groceries on her. I think if she stays warm and dry, it will help her quite a bit. More pictures to come!
 

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People shiver to try to get warm too... that's also why we get goosebumps because the standing up hair helps to trap warm air.

Shivering also takes energy, which can lead to loss of weight over time.

So... better they not shiver in the first place. Usually a good winter coat and hay 24/7 helps with that but if not, a blanket is a good help as well.
well a lot of people dont understand that a blanket can do more harm then good in the winter. So does keeping them in. They cant properly adjust.
 

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I agree, there is a fine line with blanketing. But, My2Geldings is an experienced horse-woman and will not allow blanketing to hinder her foal's health. :)
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well a lot of people dont understand that a blanket can do more harm then good in the winter. So does keeping them in. They cant properly adjust.
If a horse is shivering though, it means they need something to help them keep warm. If 24/7 hay isn't working, then a blanket is an understandable compromise.

However there are people that just blanket due to paranoid thoughts of their horses turning into popsicles. This is more harmful than good because they could overheat, and it compresses their hair down so that it's not an effective rain barrier.

So, my rule is only blanket a horse if they truly need it, not because you want them to have it.
 
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