Horse Blanketing

Misty Caston of WikSmart Coolers

Cooling your horse quickly after riding in the winter can be a challenge, as was discussed in my recent blog “Cooling a Hot Horse During a Cold Winter.” The WikSmart Cooler was one of the popular recommendations by many riders.   So I asked Misty Caston, the developer of the WikSmart Cooler and a Minnesota native, to share her story as our “Guest Blogger.” The Story of a Minnesota Horsewoman’s Journey into Invention and Business and What She Learned Along the Way, Written by Misty Caston. Have you ever had an idea that made you say, “Hey, I should invent this?” Well, I did;...

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Blanketing Your Horse

Deciding to blanket your horse can be a big decision and usually needs to be decided before the onset of winter on a horse by horse basis.  For the past few winters I have not blanketed my horse on a regular basis as he is a draft cross with a heavy winter coat and my thinking was that mother nature gave him enough protection.  With my previous horse, a Thoroughbred, I chose to blanket him as mother nature did not seem so generous. Many articles have been written on horse blanketing and I encourage you to do your own research before making your decision but hopefully my experiences will be helpful....

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