I've had belly strap clips break for hardly no reason at all, so I am fairly sure if adjusted properly (so legs CAN'T get caught in them!) there is really no way a horse could get hurt with most blankets. I don't use the rear leg straps on any blanket, because those are usually pretty hefty hooks for the size...plus I don't like how mucky they get. One can also criss cross the belly straps, so that they are also kept further out of reach of the limbs, rather than clipping them in their normal positions (I also do this, because I do feel the rear one is normally too far back to clip back there normally).
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 12-11-2009 at 12:20 AM.