horse blanket

“Does my horse need to wear a blanket?” This is one of the most common questions our experts hear. By nature, horses are fairly well equipped to handle chilly weather, and it could be that your equine friend only needs to wear a horse blanket during the coldest days and nights of the year. Read on to learn more about winter blanketing. The Old Argument Against Blankets for Horses Some people adamantly refuse to provide horse blankets for their animals, saying that their horse’s winter coat is enough to keep him warm and dry. Reach beneath a horse’s long, shaggy hair in winter and you may feel...
Selecting the right horse blanket can be a daunting task, especially if you do not completely understand the meanings of the terms used to describe and differentiate between different styles and types of horse blankets. A basic understanding of the terms used to describe blanket features and their meanings will enable you to sort through your options in order to find the blanket that will work best for your horse and weather situation.   Turnout versus Stable One of the first things you will need to decide when you start blanket shopping is whether you need a turnout blanket or a stable...