Blankets- any horse that is turned out in winter without shelter, or meets any of the following factors, will benefit from being blanketed: He's ridden in indoor arenas, fully or partially body clipped, geriatric or compromised by certain health issues, unable to grow a thick hair coat, or been transplanted from a warm geographic area to a cool one. In blanketing your horse for extra warmth and protection, you have to monitor the fluctuating winter temperatures and change his blanketing to prevent him from sweating when temperatures rise or shivering when temperatures drop. It is very important to prevent sweating under a blanket, as it can cause a chill or lead to illness. For this reason, many have several articles of horse blankets that offer varying levels of warmth on hand to use in various conditions. Some equestrians find layering to be the most practical approach to blanketing. Ready-made layering systems are available on the market, or you can create your own layering options with pieces of horse clothing that can perform multiple functions, such as a fleece dress sheet that can act as both a blanket liner and a cooler. Horse clothing falls into two main categories: those used for turnout and those used in the stable, while trucking or under supervision. Read on to learn more about types of blankets.