Blanket Suggestion for Low Withered Pony?

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    01-02-2010, 08:01 PM
Blanket Suggestion for Low Withered Pony?

I'm looking for a turnout blanket for a little guy (13.3hh). He's built slightly bigger and has a short neck and back..pretty small withers..
He's had a problem with blankets slipping back on him. We've tried a few different blankets, even ones with extra velcro straps on the neck, and they've all done the same.
Has anyone had this problem and found a blanket that worked for this kind of horse?
It can't have too long of a drop, or else it'll swallow the poor little guy's legs.

Here's a picture of him to kind of give a better idea of his build:
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    01-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Green Broke
I would suggest a blanket like this, that comes up a bit further they can cost more but hey it wont rub!

Rhino Wug Pony High Neck Turnout Blanket - Dover Saddlery. Good luck
    01-02-2010, 08:37 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking. They are the greatest blankets.
    01-03-2010, 12:37 PM
To me that's not small withers lol that's high withers. I use high neck blankets on my high withered mare. At night I just tug it foward to make sure its not too far back. I do that with my reg. Blankets too.
    01-03-2010, 12:40 PM
I was just about to say that too, barnprincess! That pony looks like he has pretty high withers to me lol.
    01-03-2010, 12:52 PM
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Lacey has a similar sort of build to your guy and she was having the same problem with her old blanket. It always ended up smooshed up behind her withers...

Here's a picture of her to compare:

(she was being my golf caddy, only horse caddy)

And I got her a Weatherbeeta Landa Freestyle blanket (I don't think they come in sizes smaller than a 69 but a similar style might work for you) and we haven't had any issues with it sliding back at all. I really like this blanket, it hasn't given her any rubs (and she's been wearing it 24/7 since October with small breaks every few days) and it doesn't slip anywhere, not even side to side.

Good luck! He's super cute. =)
    01-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Schneider's V blankets have the least wither pressue and best fit: Schneider Saddlery

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