Blanketing Basics

A pasture in northern New Zealand yields an odd sight: 45 horses dressed in identical one-size-fits-all canvas New Zealand rugs, grazing together on a rainy spring night. The scene is as startling as turning up to a holiday party to find all of your friends dressed in matching size-8 party frocks.

Utilitarian polo barns aside, it’s rare to see two horses in a field wearing identical blankets, never mind an entire herd. In part, that’s due to owners’ person

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