Since Noble is thin, and always cold - both, I believe, a result of his need for thyroid medicine which should be coming shortly - I bought him a new turnout blanket today - I had a 25% off coupon at our tack store and that helped too. It's a Rambo Heavyweight Wug - I've had good luck in the past with this brand for both durability and comfort. I was surprised at how lightweight it was - my older heavy turnouts are quite bulky and weigh much more. I think Noble looks very handsome in it, and he seemed happy with it:
I had also ordered Dawn a new fleece cooler to wear on those cold nights in the barn, and it came today. So we had quite the fashion show at the barn! Dawn's older wool cooler was too small - I think it may have shrunk in the wash - and she had expressed her displeasure about it being uncomfortable, as I described in this post. I got her a Baker Dress Sheet, which is polarfleece - very soft, I wanted to take it home to wrap up in! It's very handsome, and has several nice features - two buckles on the front, a surcingle that buckles very high (I expect for the horse's comfort when it lies down so it doesn't have to lie on a buckle), and a cut-back tail and contoured rump. Dawn approved - the only good picture I got was from the rear as she moved around too much in all the others - it shows the tail design:
It's going to be very cold and windy tomorrow, and the farrier is coming - how he manages to work when it's so cold always amazes me.