Blanket Suggestion for Low Withered Pony?

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

Blanket Suggestion for Low Withered Pony?

This is a discussion on Blanket Suggestion for Low Withered Pony? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Best blankets for horses with withers or back issues?
  • Pony low withers image

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-02-2010, 07:01 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:
Sponsored Links
    01-02-2010, 07:26 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, 07:37 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking. They are the greatest blankets.
    01-03-2010, 11:37 AM
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, 11:40 AM
I was just about to say that too, barnprincess! That pony looks like he has pretty high withers to me lol.
    01-03-2010, 11:52 AM
Super Moderator
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, 03:27 PM
Schneider's V blankets have the least wither pressue and best fit: Schneider Saddlery

« Thrush | Lameness? »
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Withered Saddles and pads. TwisterRush Horse Tack and Equipment 8 12-13-2009 10:04 PM
Flysheets for High Withered Horses rocky pony Horse Tack and Equipment 3 06-27-2009 09:27 AM
High-withered thoroughbred fitting problems chels08 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 06-02-2009 11:18 AM
Wanted Pony Blanket MistyAcres Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 11-10-2008 10:19 PM
English saddle for a high withered TB blossom856 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 07-19-2008 07:22 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0