What is 1 unpopular horsey opinion you have?
I want to strongly second what L said but will chose my another on top of that one :)
- if you clip your horse it is your job to blanket them appropriately, you need to have the right layers for the differrent tempitures and change them when needed.
- if you start blanketing you need to follow through on a regular schedule... not just when you feel like it. Don't start blanketing a horse who has a full coat if you don't plan to follow through with it and manage the blanketing.
- DON'T leave a heavy blanket on when it's hot or not having one on when it's cold.
I am at the barn twice a day when it's that funky blanket season and have a (large) variety of layers to accommodate weather. I even have multiple of different layers in-case one is ripped and can't be used.
I feel like if we intervene in the natural warmth process, then it is our responsibility to keep them perfectly regulated.
Ok I am off my soap box now :)