Photo by Barry Wallace
As I wander the back-roads of King at this time year, I notice that the pasturing thoroughbred horses are all wearing horse blankets, while the draught-horses never have a blanket on them. Are the draught-horses really that much tougher and more durable than their racing cousins? Or do they just not make over-sized blankets for the big horses? As a non-horse person, I'd be interested in hearing from someone who has an explanation for this. Please comment if you wish. The gang above were hanging out a few kilometres south-west of Schomberg.