I am a horse farm owner in Apex, North Carolina, and I as the leaves are falling I am starting to think about winter blanketing . I don’t clip my horses. I have always felt that they can keep themselves warm if I provide shelter and plenty of food in cold, wet times. That’s not to say a blanket doesn’t help in the dead of winter or to keep them dry when they want to go out.
Now that my thoroughbred is aging, I am starting to have trouble keeping the weight on him. I am thinking about a few more layers for him. I have my blankets ready. Here is a link to a good article on blanketing.
I probably won’t do too much different this winter, but I sure don’t want him to drop weight.
If you are looking to buy or sell a horse farm in central North Carolina, I can help. Contact me at Annecain@kw.com.