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post #11 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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I tried a 78" on her and it was too big. That is why I went down so much, she is smaller but I am hoping she fits
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I tried a 78" on her and it was too big. That is why I went down so much, she is smaller but I am hoping she fits
What breed is she? That might help the 'guestimating'.

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post #13 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 02:28 AM
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Most places will take them back if you are careful when you fit them (e.g., put a sheet over them first). Different brands, just like human clothes, run big or small. I had to exchange one for the next size down. I had ordered the exact same size (on paper) as 2 others I have that fit just fine, but when I tried the new one - it was just too big. That is to be expected now and again - but using the standard method of measurement that has been described should work for the most part.

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I ordered new blankets last fall got a 80 for my gelding the one he had fit. Got new blanket was too big called company sent too big blanket back. They exchanged it for a 78 which fits perfect. Why are you blanketing her? If she"s healthy and doesnt get cold as in shiver why bother with blanketing. I only blanket my 26 year old she doesnt have much winter coat so she tends too get cold. Iv never blanketed my boys when they were 2 year olds. The two geldings havent had a blanket on for two years now lots easier not having too clean three blankets come spring.
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post #15 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered new blankets last fall got a 80 for my gelding the one he had fit. Got new blanket was too big called company sent too big blanket back. They exchanged it for a 78 which fits perfect. Why are you blanketing her? If she"s healthy and doesnt get cold as in shiver why bother with blanketing. I only blanket my 26 year old she doesnt have much winter coat so she tends too get cold. Iv never blanketed my boys when they were 2 year olds. The two geldings havent had a blanket on for two years now lots easier not having too clean three blankets come spring.
I want to start blanketing her for 2 reasons, one is because it is very cold here in Saskatchewan and when I go out to see her, she has icicles and frozen snow on her, and the second one is she is black. I want to prevent the sun from dying her anymore then she already is.
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What breed is she? That might help the 'guestimating'.
She is a purebred quarter horse and about 14hh or 14.1hh right now.
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post #17 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 04:13 PM
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You might want to try schneiders they have nice blankets for reasonable prices. Stormsheild blankets are real nice and good fit. I have two of these blankets and love them. I paid 94$ for medium weight blankets very nice blanket. Might want heavy weight for real cold temps. I just double blanket if it gets super cold seems too work well.
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post #18 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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I already ordered and was suppose to be here today, but didn't show up, so I am hoping tomorrow. It is a tough 1 heavy blanket. I am going to order one off of horse.com, the same one, but light weight, for summer.
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post #19 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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Do not put a lightweight blanket on that horse in summer. If you must be so concerned with color but a summer sheet meant to keep them cool is what you would need.
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post #20 of 27 Old 12-27-2012, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Do not put a lightweight blanket on that horse in summer. If you must be so concerned with color but a summer sheet meant to keep them cool is what you would need.
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What I mean by lightweight, is a sheet. I am going to get a blanket for summer, for rainy or stormy days, and before shows. Although I really want to keep her black, I don't think it will happen.
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