Blanketing??? - Page 2

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


This is a discussion on Blanketing??? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree1Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-11-2012, 03:45 PM
    My boss does a sleezy that goes over the head and neck and then a sheet, insulator blanket, and a turnout blanket. She also put a neck warmer on the horses too. They have a shorter coat and are very sleek looking.
    Sponsored Links
        07-11-2012, 03:46 PM
    Usually better to go a little big than too small...the buckles at the chest typically allow for a good amount of adjustment unless you have a very narrow horse.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        07-11-2012, 03:50 PM
    He is narrow at the shoulders but a little wider behind. So I was thinking one plain sheet, one light weight, and a medium. I was told that you should have two incase it gets wet. Would it be ok if lets say my medium got wet and the barn manager put the light on him until the medium dried?
        07-11-2012, 03:53 PM
    ^^^^ I mentioned about sheets, a dry horse is a warm horse.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        07-11-2012, 03:54 PM
    When buying a blanket, bear in mind you should rug as if the horse had very little fur because the rug stops the horses fur from raising up and insulating him naturally, so putting a light rug on inhibits the natural heat regulation but doesn't offer much warmth.

    For Alli, I have a 300gram (meby350) (10-12oz) rug, and a 200g (7oz) rug. She is thin skinned compared to other breeds but its only when it gets below freezing that I put the heavy rug on. I don't know farinhit, but I'd go a medium rug for anything around freezing and a heavy rug for anything much below freezing for a freisian :)

    (I always try to go for rugs that are 600D + a theres nothing more irritating than finding a brand new rug with a slash the whole length of it the first night its on!)

    ETA- it also depends whay the horse is used to. He may only need the heavier rug when its a lot below freezing.
        07-14-2012, 08:54 AM
    Thanks everyone! At the tent sale yesterday we bought two waterproof turnouts that are 600D. We are planing to use one as a back up and layer with different weight sheets and liners. Thanks!
        07-14-2012, 08:26 PM
    I blanket my boy in a 1200D 150 gram of fill turnout blanket by saxton. However, it is kind of short on his big belly. You might want to go a size up if he's stocky. Also, make it has expandable leg pannels, so he can run around. I'd go with a 1200D if it all possible, because other horses in the pen might tear it up.

    Maybe also look into getting shoulder guards. Its kind of like a stretchy jami for their shoulders and withers. It will prevent rubbing.
        07-14-2012, 09:26 PM
    Ok! I will look at the other two tent sales for 1200D and the horses in my horses paddock love to pull on blankets.

    blanket, friesian, help horse shows, showing, shows

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Blanketing PaintLover17 Horse Health 2 02-02-2011 12:06 AM
    Blanketing... Wallaby Horse Tack and Equipment 6 09-11-2010 10:46 AM
    Blanketing??? horsgal Horse Grooming 29 12-22-2009 11:39 AM
    Blanketing stacieandtheboys Horse Grooming 7 11-06-2009 12:33 AM
    Should I be blanketing her? Wallaby Horse Grooming 8 10-27-2009 01:02 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:17 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0