If you can only make it to the barn once a day and the temperature is about to
change fairly drastically, always opt for the lighter blanket option if you have to
choose between a heavyweight and a lighter fill.
Horses are designed to cope with cold weather, but if you add too-heavy of a layer
and your horse begins to sweat under his blanket, he has no way to cool himself off.
If he’s still sweaty when the temperature finally drops, he may be colder than he
would have been had he been wearing a lighter blanket.
SARAH E. COLEMAN is a freelance writer based in Kentucky. She has a penchant for red off-track
Thoroughbreds and rides in the hunters.
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