I've used neck sweats many many times, with and without lotion, when I worked at a show barn in high school. I never asked about the rhyme or reason behind which horses got what combination. I never bought them nor did I ever look at the brand. Not to mention that was a LOOOONG time ago, lol. I can't remember if we used the lotion. I do know we use the sweats before and/or during working the horses. Half of them got the full neck and half got the throat latch. I know it'll have to be done often.
I do most of my shopping on the Schneider's website and they have many different brands and I'm wondering which ones are the "good" brands. I want the full neck sweat first and foremost. If I can find a good deal, I'll get the full neck and the throat latch. I did see some that went up onto the head over the ears. I've never used those, though.
I don't like assuming that the most expensive is the best, so I'm trying to find more information about them.