Solve Blanket Prob­lems

Read­ers share their blan­ket­ing con­cerns, and we help solve them. Learn from their sit­u­a­tions to pick the right cover for your horse this win­ter.

Horse & Rider - - Contents - BY NICHOLE CHIRICO

These read­ers’ ex­pe­ri­ences will help you de­cide on the right cover for your horse.

WE’RE ALL FACED WITH DIF­FER­ENT PROB­LEMS WHEN WE GO TO BLANKET OUR

horses in the win­ter. Some horses like to de­stroy their ex­pen­sive new threads, while oth­ers need a blanket to keep their sum­mer coat look­ing pris­tine for the win­ter horse-show sea­son. Then there are those that sim­ply need ex­tra pro­tec­tion against wind and snow dur­ing those bru­tally cold win­ter days. De­pend­ing on what cli­mate you live in and what you like to do with your horse, blan­ket­ing needs and prob­lems vary.

Here we spoke with five dif­fer­ent horse own­ers—who live in dif­fer­ent parts of the country—to see what prob­lems they’re faced with come blan­ket­ing sea­son, and help them find a blanket that fits their per­sonal needs.

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