TRAI­LER­ING When to blan­ket in the trailer

EQUUS - - Eq Consultant­s -

Q:I have a 23-year-old Quar­ter Horse, Dil­lon, who rou­tinely wears blan­kets in cold weather. Ev­ery four weeks, I trailer him down to Rood and Rid­dle in Lex­ing­ton, Ken­tucky, for his rou­tine far­rier work. I “horse­pool” with another owner in her bumper pull, which is not as well in­su­lated as my goose­neck trailer. (I’d pre­fer to use my trailer, but her horse won’t load in it.)

Should I blan­ket Dil­lon in the trailer when the tem­per­a­tures are go­ing to be at or be­low freez­ing? I have a range of op­tions---in­clud­ing a “cooler” for af­ter work­outs as well as three blan­kets in­tended for 40-de­gree weather, 30-de­gree weather and 20-de­gree weather. Your ad­vice would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Lisa McKeir­nan Cincinnati, Ohio

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