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  1. #1
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    Default Blanketing to prevent hair (for a while)

    My last show for the year is the beginning of Nov so I am trying to just blanket to keep the fuzzies down until then to avoid body clipping. So far, he's only needed a turnout sheet, but it's starting to get pretty chilly at night (low 40s, high 30s tonight). Just curious as to what temp would you recommend starting with a heavier blanket at night? He has an in/out stall at night and is in during the day; I can change them morning and night.

    I just hate furry coats and want him looking his best for a couple more weeks. Then he can get as fuzzy as he wants.
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    In my experience, blanketing does very little to prevent the fuzzies. Your best bet would be to keep him under lights.



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    Winter and summer coats occur due to lighting, not temps.

    That said, there are blankets that keep horses with winter coats slicker than others--but they still grow hair.

    This liner is very slipper/silky against the coat and does a nice job of keeping it flat and providing some warmth under a waterproof sheet or lightweight blanket in my experience: http://www.sstack.com/horsewear_mult...anket-liner_2/
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    Blanketing won't help at all. I'm in south Florida and our horses get coats just as thick as the rest of 'em. It's the change in daylight.



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