Blanket Question!!

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Blanket Question!!

This is a discussion on Blanket Question!! within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-12-2008, 10:42 AM
Blanket Question!!

I am looking to buy a blanket for my horse before the sales are all gone. I live in southern ohio, so temps can get down to 0 degrees but are more around low 20's to low30's. I really like two blankets, both the same type and manufacturer-weatherbeeta-which I like a lot.

Is a 220 gram fill a decent fill for a horse with these living conditions, frequent turnout, and average winter coat? Thanks for any help!! I really need help fast since the sales are going to be over soon! Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    02-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Green Broke
How cold does it get where you're from? I use about 220 here in Oklahoma, where the windchill gets down to 15 but doesn't get too much colder then 30 F. I'd be more concerned about the outter shell. 600D is really not very sturdy and will rip if your horse is prone to playing rough, rubbing up to barbed wire, sharp edges, etc. I generally don't buy anything that's less then 1000D. I got my Saxon (by weatherbeeta) blanket off for pretty cheap. Maybe $70?
    02-12-2008, 11:41 AM
I was actually looking at those saxon blankets and I really liked them too. Are they good quality? Do you use them on QH's that are stocky? The temp can get down to 0 degrees.
    02-12-2008, 11:52 AM
I use them one all my Quarter Horses who are stocky. It gets down to minius 30 degrees celcius and that does just fine for my ponies. They all have nice warm winter coats and they don't get a blanket until it is below minus 20.
    02-12-2008, 11:55 AM
You are saying you use these weatherbeeta blankets on all of your horses and they do fine? It sounds cold where you live!
    02-12-2008, 12:04 PM
Green Broke
Yes, the horse I have is a QH and he's a pretty stocky guy but the blanket fits well. The medium weight saxon (the 1000d one, not the 600d) I believe is warmer then the weatherbeetas you were looking at: 250fill? I think? It's a great blanket! I got the blue one and he's beeeautiful. :) There's a paint at the barn who wears the green one and it's also lovely!
    02-12-2008, 01:56 PM
What is the average temp at your house taht you turn your horses out with the blankets on? The saxon is a 1200 denier blanket I think. It is a 250 fill too. Where did you get a blue one?

This is the one I found. Is that what you have?

    02-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Green Broke
I'd say the high can vary anywhere from 30 to even 50 between Dec to Feb. (right now it's 29). My QH has a pretty thick winter coat and the paint who has one is body clipped.

I got mine on It's $69 I think? ANd free shipping! It's called the "Saxon Medium Turnout". It's a great blanket!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0