Blanketing for a horse with Azoturia
My 11 yr old Morgan mare tied up almost 2 years ago in the winter. We worked her back slowly and she has done well, no more episodes since then. She is on pasture board and always has been, I don't blanket her often at all, only if it is FREEZING and wet or stormy (I'm in VA, but used to live in CT and barely blanketed there either). The Vet recommended that I blanket her when it is cold and wet to limit the chance of her tying up from shivering. I asked them again when they came out for spring shots to see if I should continue this from now on - they said yes. Has anyone had experience with a horse that has tied up? What kind of blanketing do you do? She seems comfortable even when it is chilly and windy and she has a run-in in her paddock.
If it was your horse, would you blanket if its windy too? I don't want to over blanket because she isnt used to it, and I also worry about flattening her coat....
I appreciate all suggestions :) Thanks!