Horse blankets and sheets help provide an extra layer of protection for your horse.
Excessive winds can separate the hairs on a horse’s coat, allowing its natural body heat to escape. Horse blankets help shield your horse from unpleasant conditions in cold weather and help reduce that heat loss. Sheets and stable blankets also provide comfort against drafts in the stable, or while traveling.
Rain can also break down the naturally protective qualities in a horse’s coat. An assortment of turnouts and winter hosre blankets will be a big help; just remember to change them often, before they get too wet.
Even when the weather is pleasant and sunny, the elements can still be an area of concern. Just as with humans, overexposure to UV rays can be harmful to a horse. Biting insects can be equally pesky and perilous. Fly sheets and fly masks help reduce threats from both sun and pests, while providing enough ventilation to help your horse feel cool and comfortable.
Remember to rotate your horse’s blankets and sheets regularly. Keep them clean with blanket wash, to help ensure long-term effectiveness.