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Baby It's Cold Outside

October 04, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside

I know, for some of you, it’s still hot out there. But for some, our horses are starting to get a little fuzzy - winter is on it's way!

And now it's time to ensure that your horse blankets are in good condition before you need them and that will give you peace of mind.

Horse Winter Blanket Review:

  1. Hardware – Buckles could be rusted, broken, or missing.
  2. Straps – Could be tangled, weakened, broken.
  3. Blanket – Sometimes, after getting your blanket out of storage, you may find that you have pests that you weren’t aware of…check for holes, tears or general loss of thickness.

If your horses are outside a lot it may be helpful to have two horse blankets. We often have freezing rain and wet snow that seems to saturate most blankets after a time. An extra horse blanket means we can switch and allow one to dry.

Tip:  If you are fortunate to have a barn where you can hang your blankets, set up a fan to move the air around so your blankets will dry quicker.

If your blanket is loosing its waterproof abilities try a spray-on waterproofer.

The best way to keep a horse warm during cold weather is not to necessarily buy the best blanket, but to buy the best quality hay. Some horses may benefit from the addition of a concentrate feed, but the process of digesting hay gives off a lot of heat–keeping your horse warm. 

Tip:  Use a slow feeder to keep your horse busier and eating longer.





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