Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Has anyone had a problem with a high necked blanket? I wonder if gypsygirl's blanket would work better if a cut out was made in the neck, like the cutout in some western saddle pads. A you shape is cut out and reinforced. If I get an old blanket I may try this to see how well it works.
I would be concerned of the blanket "catching" at the wither area and causing a painful rub-out and rub-off of both hair and skin.
Stable and turnout blankets notoriously slide back some after putting them on the horse...hence my concern of a "catch" happening.
I know I had a cut-back saddle pad used once that left a painful rub to my horses wither.
It caught and everytime the horse moved the skin abraded against it before we were even aware of what happened...when we unsaddled we found the sore and suddenly knew why we had a distinct attitude change part-way through our ride.
I gave the pad away and will never buy one again!
Use caution and be super alert to any rubs starting.