Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Winter Medium Weight Horse Blankets

Looking for winter medium weight horse blankets to keep your horse warm in the cold weather?

In the view of many owners, blankets aren't required, even in the coldest of climates. On the other end of the spectrum are those who blanket on the first chilly day in fall. The latter usually have a substantial collection of light, medium and heavy blankets for their equines.

Horses Who Require Blankets...

Regardless of temperature, certain horses must have blankets in cold weather. These include:
  • Horses whose coats are clipped.
  • Geriatric horses.
  • Foals or weanlings.
  • Underweight horses in poor condition.
  • Horses relocated to a cold climate from a warm one.
  • Horses turned out in a field with no shelter, in wet weather or with temperature or wind chills below 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you don't clip your horse, his natural coat should grow long enough to insulate him from all but subzero temperatures. If you decide to blanket a horse with a natural coat, the University of Minnesota Extension recommends waiting until after Dec. 22, the winter solstice. That's when winter coat growth stops, so blanketing before that date will lessen the amount of hair your horse grows. Keep in mind that snow can actually help insulate a horse's coat...continue reading

Winter Medium Weight Horse Blankets

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