Winter is upon us!  In Southern California, owners that blanket are often criticized by owners that don’t.  Because we have such a moderate climate it’s often hard to know what to do when the weather dips – and the answer is almost always situationally dependent.

Here are a few quick and easy to digest reference points to help guide you with your blanketing decisions.

The first tool that I refer to is the Smartpak Blanketing app.  It’s free to download and use, and after entering your horses age, stabling, and coat length information it will give you a daily guide on when and how to blanket!  Easy peasy.

For those of us that aren’t so technologically inclined – here is a fun infographic (by HorseDVM) that can point owners in the right direction.