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post #1 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Please help me choose a blanket!

I need a heavy-weight turnout blanket for my mare. She is a 19 year old QH. I finally found one I thought would be great and then I googled it more and read some reviews. They were all horrible! They said it fit well but the hardware fell off, the stiching came out and it was not waterproof for more than a few days or months.

This is the blanket I'm talking about. Tough-1 Polar 1680 Denier Nylon Turnout Blanket: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com

I guess you get what you pay for!

Anyhow, I'm blanket hunting again. I hoping to get one that has at least 350 grams of fill if not more. That is what I liked about the Tough-1. It had 400 grams. And of course it has to be waterproof and breathable.

I've been looking on Dover Saddlery and found a couple. What do you think?

Dover Saddlery | NorthWind Heavy Turnout Blanket .

Dover Saddlery | Rider's International Supreme Turnout Blanket .

Do you guys have any suggestions or ideas of other blankets I could get? My price range is pretty much anything under $200. I really can't go higher unless absolutely necessary. Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 10:38 AM
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Here's the Rambo QH cut turnout with 370 grams of fill for under $200!

Rambo QH HW T/O w/Neck Cover and Heavy Weight Turnout Horse Blankets | EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

I have the mid-weight one and love it. The 3 surcingle design holds the heat in better and the blanket is quite fitted so the whole thing just stays put in high winds.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 01:51 PM
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Under $200! Heck, mine was $50 and I use it already for 4 years on my girls! :)

This is what I have: Saxon Turnout Blanket @ Horse Tack Review

Same brand (but heavier since looks like you want a heavy one): Saxon 1200D Heavy Weight Tunout Blanket - Horse.com

I personally really like Wheatherbetas: Dover Saddlery | WeatherBeeta Orican Combo Turnout Blanket .

And out of your choices I'd think both from Dover are very nice (and actually one from Chicks looks nice too, I just don't like Chicks much personally).
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 02:30 PM
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have you ever been on SSTACK.com? I just ordered my blanket... Viking 2 turnout... 400grams filling and $70. I will let you know how it is. But sstack.com is a great website.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 03:19 PM
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I agree with Kittenval. I have a med. Weight saxon turnout blanket (with an attached hood) and it is awesome. The only thing I don't like is that they don't come in anything smaller then a 69, or I would get one for my mare too!

It fits my gelding well, and is still completely water proof with no tears or anything (and he's managed to distroy my mares blanket and his sheet...)
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 03:24 PM
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I have a few SS tack blankets & sheets. I have a couple of Weatherbeeta blankets and sheets and I have Rhino sheet. (I have a horse clothes issue if you can not tell.)

All seem to be fine. Though I must say I am very impressed at my Horseware sheet. It is worn by a very busy and very destructive mare and it stays on her back (with no leg straps) and it is holding up well.

I plan to purchase her full Rambo stuff now that she is pretty much done growing.
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Those all look great! I really like the Dover one but it is more expensive. Yes, I just was on SSTACK and very impressed at the reviews and the price. I think I'll probably get that one. I don't want to spend tons of money but I do want it warm and good quality.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 03:05 PM
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I just got my blanket. It shipped Wednesday and arrived this morning. It is soooooooo thick!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to put it on tomorrow!!!!! Good luck finding a blanket!
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 03:16 PM
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These are the blankets I have for my horses. And they work great. And all mine are out on pasture and even when it has poured they have stayed dry. I have had these for about 3 years now. No rips, tears or broken hardware.
Smith Brothers Open Range 1000 Denier Open Front Blanket - Smith Brothers

Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~C.W. Anderson
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 05:12 PM
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I have always bought Big D. Still have one 30 yrs old. Just bought a 1200 denier last yr that is weatherproof
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