Yesterday it was about 43 degrees outside. Last night it dipped down into the low 30's, and right now it is 75 degrees outside. Tomorrow we're back to a high of 45 degrees. And people wonder why I don't blanket my horses... how are you suppose to blanket for that!? Unless someone de-blankets and re-blankets for me numerous times per day, they'd either be hot or cold. So I prefer to leave them "naked".
AJ has shelter and a wooly teddy bear coat. Lilly is in the stall, so she has shelter whether she wants it or not, but less of a coat than AJ. AJ is a Michigander, and unless it gets really cold here, I leave him unblanketed for the entire winter season. We didn't blanket him in Michigan, so why would I need to blanket him in North Carolina? I try not to interrupt nature's natural way of doing things. He is getting older, so I keep an eye on his weight, and will blanket in extreme cold weather, but it's only for a day or two.
People at the barn think I'm mean...
I enjoyed the weather today, but won't be so happy about it tomorrow. Can we postpone winter? Please?