When to Blanket Your Horse

As the days get colder the question of whether or not to blanket your horse always comes up. Should I blanket at all? If so, what kind should I use? Does it need to be all of the time? Or can I take it off during the day? What if I don’t plan on riding during the winter?


For those unfamiliar with blanketing, it can be a bit overwhelming. That is why I have decided to talk about it today. After reading this article you should be able to identify exactly when you should blanket your horse and when he is better off naked.

Conditioning a Sound Barrel Horse

Conditioning your barrel horse is critical if you want a horse that will remain sound and have a long career in the barrel pen. Barrel racing is very physically demanding on a horse and we need to do everything that we can to help our horses stay in the sport as long as possible.


How do we do that? It all starts with understanding about what barrel racing demands of our horses and how that impacts their bodies.