I just found out this morning that the barn where we have Jess boarded is leaving all the horses out overnight. We have only had her a few months and when we moved her to this barn, we were told that the horses would be in at night and that we did not need to blanket her because the barn does not get below 32 when they are all in there. I have been in the barn when all of the horses are in their stalls and it is warm. I posted a few weeks ago about whether do get a blanket for her but most people said it was best not to so we have not BUT I thought she was going to be at night. The husband, who is the horse person and normally takes care of the horses, recently had to have knee replacement surgery so he is bedridden and his wife, who is not a horse person, is doing the chores. Apparently she is leaving the horses out because it saves her having to do stalls in the am. This makes sense to me when it is warm but tonight it is supposed to be down around 0 and I have not blanketed her because I thought she would be fine if in the barn at night. The weather here has been crazy. Within the past week we have had temps from 0 to 50. I know that if I blanket her, it has to be checked daily and I can get to the barn every day but if I am out on an emergency at work, it's possible that I may not get there. I know I need to address this when the barn owner but the wife definately wears the pants in the family and I do not want to add more stress to the husband as he is recovering from his surgery. I am afraid that if I say too much, she will tell me to move Jess. Suggestions please!