Blanketing the Wet Horse

Last night when I fed it was almost 50 degrees and dry. At 9 p.m. when the rain started, it was unexpected. However, with the temperature now at 41, I thought it was too cold to leave them out in the rain without blankets even though they have access to shelter. When I arrived at […]

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Blanketing Doesn’t Keep Horses from Growing Winter Coats

Contrary to what many people think, horses don’t grow winter coats because temperatures drop. Rather, it is a response to the length of the day. As days get shorter, horses’ coats get longer.  This means that some of the “traditional” methods of trying to reduce a horse’s winter coat, such as early blanketing or keeping […]

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