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Does your Horse Need a Blanket this Winter?

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Do you think your horse needs a winter blanket?

Girl with horse in winter blanket

The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn't mean your horses should suffer.

Horses love to run and bask in the sun throughout the summer, but what about the chillier months of the year?

Let's first ask the question, what is the purpose of a horse blanket? A horse blanket is a type of coat that protects the animal from wind and other elements. A winter blanket offers protection from moderately cold to extreme cold temperatures, depending on the type of blanket/coat used. Read on for more details on how you can keep your horse happy and warm this season!

A cold nose and tight muscles are no fun for anyone! Make sure your horse is well protected with an appropriate amount of bedding to keep them happy this holiday season. A horse blanket by having one on hand at all times or investing in one now before it becomes too late is a must for every responsible horse owner. A durable blanket will help insulate their bodies against temperatures as low as zero degree without fail (which would otherwise cause muscular contraction).

Horse Blanketing Tips

  • Don't apply blankets to horses that are dirty or wet.

  • It's important to use the right blanket for your horse. A turnout blanket will keep them dry and warm in inclement weather, but you should avoid using these when they are inside because it can make them too hot or uncomfortable!

  • Avoid the horse from sweating in the blanket, this can become just a harmful as not having a blanket on in the first place

Learn more about horse blankets and equine products by swinging into The Animal Station or by giving us a call here

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