Blanketing’s Impact on Horses’ Winter Hair Coats
Q. I’m going to be adopting an off-the-track Thoroughbred soon. I live in middle Tennessee about 20 miles from the Tennessee/Kentucky border. I understand that blanketing in the winter has been addressed on the website, but my question is a little more specific: I was only planning on blanketing when the temperature drops under 20 degrees Fahrenheit and in extreme weather. Will this compromise my horse’s winter coat enough that I would need to blanket more, or will the insulating capacity of its winter coat be okay?


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