So everyone has their own opinions of if horses need jackets and hoods, and from the picture above I guess you can guess my position. Pippi owns more jackets then I do (Spoiled Much?).
Now some horses don't need jackets. I am sure Pippi would grow a thicker coat if she didnt have jackets on, but I dont want a thicker coat. Where we live one day it will be 20F and have freezing rain, then the next day it will be 55F and sunny. Pippi (and I) don't do well being cold, or hot. While riding if I allowed her to have a full coat she would get hot and by the time I get to warm up she is already sweating and I have to spend more time cooling her off and drying her then I did riding - I dont have much time as it. So Pippi wears jackets. I make sure she isnt getting hot in her jackets and she only has her hood on when it is indeed COLD and snowing. Some day she gets jackets put on and taken off two or three times depending on how weather is. Thank goodness she normally is fine with it. She even enjoys her hood. If I think she doesnt need it and she believes she does she refuses to go out and backs up in her stall. If I put it on her she walks right out and turns around to look at me for candy or hay.
Like I said spoiled.
Thats what is going on with Pippi.
Now Haven. I was feeling creative one day and took pictures of the cats.