Blanketing a Young Horse?
I have a two year old gelding who will be living out this winter with 24x7 access to great shelter and a comfy, warm box stall if the winter becomes insane in New England.
I don't plan on blanketing him. He's probably never been blanketed during harsh Midwestern winters.
But part of me says... Maybe I should. I would if he were in work to keep the winter coat a bit lower. But since we'll just be ground driving and playing, it seems silly to blanket him. Plus I don't want to invest in a high quality winter blanket when I don't know how big he'll end up.