Winter Blankets

Noble Outfitters Guardsman Winter Blanket is Coming Soon!


These cool mornings have me both looking forward to, and dreading, fall. I love the moisture in the air, the fog. Cool crisp weather. But there are plenty of things I don't look forward to. Bitter cold winds, driving on ice, and more.

Does my horse need a blanket?

Chico - Horse without blanket playing in the snow.

A common misconception among non-horse owners is that all horses need a winter blanket. Some horses don't need one at all, and in fact are much happier without them. In some cases a horse has more than enough hair to stay warm and comfortable sans extra coverings. Two of my personal horses grow hair so thick that in our mostly mild climate, they would be for more uncomfortable if I subjected them to regular blanketing. Here is a blog I wrote some time ago about deciding when my horses need a winter blanket.