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        12-27-2012, 04:36 PM
    Green Broke
    Blanket sizes vary a lot, not just on the horse's height/weight/age, but especially on how long their backs are. My horse has a fairly short back, so even though he's fully grown at 1000+ lb and ~15hh, the 69" cooler & sheet that I have for him are just slightly big on him. If the one you ordered doesn't fit, give measuring another try
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        12-27-2012, 04:39 PM
    Green Broke
    No not a sheet. I think they are called kool kote or something. Absolutely not a sheet. It is a uv protectant mesh.
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        12-27-2012, 04:43 PM
    Here is a link of what I am planning on getting her for summer:

    It is specifically for summer.

    Tough-1 420 Denier Turnout Sheet -
        12-27-2012, 04:43 PM
    Green Broke
    A white fly sheet can help keep a black horse cooler in the summer as long as it has good ventilation, and many of them offer good levels of UV protection, as well. One with a neck would provide the most coverage.

    I may be wrong, but I'd suspect it doesn't get all that hot in Saskatchewan anyway
        12-27-2012, 04:46 PM
    It gets really hot in Saskatchewan! In extreme weather, it can get up to 40 degrees celcius. And in winter it can get colder then -40 degrees celcius.
        12-27-2012, 09:13 PM
    Green Broke
    No that sheet is extremely inappropriate for summer. That will make your horse sweat and most likely overheat something terrible. That is a rain sheet, NOT for summer.

    Airflow Mesh Fly Sheet - Fly Sheets from SmartPak Equine Mesh Fly Sheet -_-NA&cm_vc=Rec

    That is what you need.
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        12-28-2012, 01:08 AM
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    I may be wrong, but I'd suspect it doesn't get all that hot in Saskatchewan anyway

    I spend about a month in Saskatchewan every summer when it is during the hottest times and trust me, it gets up to about 40 C on some days and very humid. A fly sheet is the best for reducing sunbleaching and avoiding overheating.

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