When Does a Horse Need a Blanket?

Many horses don’t need blankets. Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne Blickle offer suggestions.
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When Does a Horse Need a Blanket?
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Many horses don’t need blankets. Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne Blickle offer suggestions.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, “Winter Horse and Barn Care.” Listen to the full recording here. You can also find more information on blanketing horses in our free report, “What You Need to Know About Blanketing.”

About the Experts:

Nancy Loving

Nancy S. Loving, DVM, owns Loving Equine Clinic in Boulder, Colorado, and has a special interest in managing the care of sport horses. Her book, All Horse Systems Go, is a comprehensive veterinary care and conditioning resource in full color that covers all facets of horse care. She has also authored the books Go the Distance as a resource for endurance horse owners, Conformation and Performance, and First Aid for Horse and Rider in addition to many veterinary articles for both horse owner and professional audiences.

Alayne Blickle

Alayne BlickleAlayne Renée Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and reining competitor, is the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, nationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approaches, Alayne is an educator and photojournalist who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990 teaching manure composting, pasture management, mud and dust control, water conservation, chemical use reduction, firewise controls and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels North America and writes for horse publications. Alayne and her husband raise and train their reining horses at their eco-sensitive guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho. She also authors the Smart Horse Keeping blog.

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