Blanketing Horses: Do’s and Don’ts


Blanketing can be a hot-button topic among horse
owners and caretakers. Some people are adamant
about blanketing and some people are the exact opposite:
unyielding about not blanketing their horses in the winter.
So the question remains, do horses need to be blan-
keted when the weather turns cold?

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