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Should I blanket my horse?

I live in Southern California and own a 20 year old thoroughbred geldingAs a thoroughbred, he is always on the thin sideHe is fed plenty throughout the day, 2 8-10lb alfalfa flakes, 5lbs safe choice, 6lbs beet pulp, 2lbs rice bran and 10lbs alfalfa pelletsHe looks great right now, but I worry if I don't blanket him he could go thinHe boards in a facility across town, so blanketing him is not the most convenient, as I can not be there in the morning to remove his blanketIt is 50 degrees right now (8:30pm) and I am cold, but I know not to judge my temp to my horseI checked on him earlier and he seemed just fine.Those I have spoken to say I don't need to blanket him unless it is rainy and cold (rare occurrence here)So, at what temperature should I throw a blanket on him (if ever)? Do horses in Southern Cal (specifically Carlsbad) need blanketing?Thank you for your help.Concerned owner.


NOOOo good grief do not do that.
Honestly, It sounds like gasYour appendix is in the right middle/lower side of your abdomenSo that would not be itThere really aren't any organs on the left upper side except intestines and they can cause painful gasTry to lay off the soda and drink some waterAlso avoid foods that cause gas like beans and some greens, etc.

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