The temps here have taken a nosedive over the weekend. We went from highs of 63 degrees on Saturday to 34 on Sunday, 27 yesterday and 33 today.
I decided to blanket the horses. Sorry natural horse people, my ponies just aren’t happy with that sudden decrease in temps. Casey was acting out and as fidgety as I’ve ever seen him. Once I got his blanket on, he settled right down and was back to his calmer self. “Better already”, he said. Unfortunately, his blanket, which is brand new and purchased off the interwebs, is a wee bit small. Both Case and Molly wear the same size. Only, apparently, in this brand, Casey needs a warmblood sized blanket as his belly is hanging out a bit. Molly’s is a perfect fit though!
I’ll be unblanketing them in the morning, when the sun is shining and putting the blankets back on tomorrow evening before dark. I don’t care what the LL says. My ponies, while hairy, definitely appreciated the blanketing. It’s certainly NOT going to make them sick, as he told me when I put a sheet on Molly to keep her clean for pictures. Yeah, I’m sure you know what I think of that. After all, this isn’t my first rodeo.
It looks like the weather will warm up again by Saturday to quit blanketing at night. I can’t wait! Because this cold weather and water hauling stuff is getting old and it’s only been a few days.
So, any blanket recommendations?