Advice on wearing and taking off horse clothes

Horse clothing is no substitute for shelter in extreme weather. You may need to provide both your pony’s coat and shelter.

Remove the horse blanket every few days and check the horse’s weight and condition to make sure there are no abrasions.

If the coat is too thick, the heat will cause the horse to sweat, and the sweat may eventually cause the horse to shiver from the cold, destroying the purpose of the coat.

A coat that is too thin may simply allow the horse to sag, in which case its insulating effect will be limited and the horse’s discomfort will be increased.

Once you put a winter coat on your horse, it shortens the length of the horse’s winter fur growth, so you have to wear it until spring.

There is no fixed time of year when you start and end wearing horse clothes. It depends on your geographic location and the unique weather that year.

If the temperature difference is too large, once the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius, the horse may need shelter in addition to the horse coat.

After riding or washing the horse, wait for the horse hair to dry before putting on the horse coat. After strenuous exercise, you can use a thin horse coat to absorb sweat and speed up the drying of fur.

If it is an area with large temperature changes, a heavy horse coat is not the best choice. Several layers of light horse clothing may work better than just one.

When transporting horses, you probably don’t need a lot of coats. A coat may be required when transporting a single horse, but may not be necessary for a group of horses.