Anyone who has been around my farm for any length of time has probably heard me complain about blankets. (Or rugs as we referred to them in England.) I never feel like I have the capacity to be completely sure I’m using the right blanket for the right degree of inclement weather.
It could be argued that wild horses survive without blankets and that’s true of course. But wild horses have a bit more freedom of movement. A horse in a windswept paddock with no shelter is in a significantly more uncomfortable position than his wild cousin who could move to where there are trees or bushes that could help block the wind.
And so I recognize their value but my love/hate relationship with them continues regardless.
Let me know what you think…