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    10-15-2012, 07:40 PM
Do you think the 300gram ones I've been able to find will be ok? I'll obviously keep a close eye on him to make sure they're not too warm. I just can't seem to find anything with less than 300 of filling...
I usually try to stay inside most of the winter :P as I'm tropical at heart. The cold doesn't seem to really bother the horses too much.
One of the boarders said she saw my guy out there shivering the other day, and it was +5 out (mind you it was a bit damp). He's just got 0 ounces of extra body fat at the moment. Poor guy.
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    10-15-2012, 09:09 PM
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Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com: Horse Blankets

They ship to Canada. Pretty cheap prices compared to most sites. I don't know what size you need otherwise I would have found one for you.

This is my winter one just a different color.
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Weatherbeeta Saxon 1200D Standard Neck Heavy Blanket <>

And this is my midweight.
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Weatherbeeta Saxon 600 D Standard Neck Medium Blanket <>

I absolutely love Saxon. Holds up well and very waterproof. And cheap since I know you are probably on a budget now after his health issues.
    10-16-2012, 11:12 AM
Thanks a bunch! I'm going to go check out the site now.
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    10-16-2012, 12:06 PM
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My husband says that my motto is that a horse can never have enough blankets
I keep different weights for different temperatures as my horses get clipped in the winter for riding and 3 of them don't grow much hair anyway
Plus the cost of hay and feed makes a nonsense to me for feeding extra to keep a horse warm
The stronger denier outers will last longer and re proof them regularly
I'll have a look at the site Poppy suggested - see what they sell
Mine are in lightweight waterproofs outside in the day when its chilly or raining but in 150 - 200 gm in the stable/barn as its staying at just above freezing at present. They progress through mid weight to heavy weight as it gets colder and I use neck covers too when its really bad
I refuse to feel guilty because I spoil them
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    10-16-2012, 12:10 PM
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Had a look - I like the Weatherbeeta range - they are a long established company with a good reputation
I have 2 Saxon stable rugs that are over 10 years old and still look great!!
    10-16-2012, 01:44 PM
I really like the look of the Tough 1 winter blanket. It says 1200 denier, 210 lining, and 200grams of poly fill. What do you guys think? Its only $80 plus shipping, etc., so not too bad price wise.
One of my friends said I need to get one with shoulder gussets- what are these, and how do I know if the blanket has them?
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    10-16-2012, 01:47 PM
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No never ever buy a Tough-1 blanket. If you find reviews of them they are terrible. Rarely are they ever waterproof. The links I gave you are selling for way less than $80 and much higher quality.

Shoulder gussets are the little triangles that give more leg room in the front. Most turnout blankets have them. They allow more freedom of movement. All Saxon blankets have them but not all Weatherbeeta blankets.
    10-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Thank you, I will definitely not get one of them then. Which brands would you recommend? I see you have the weatherbeater ones, so they must be pretty good, and Saxton are good as well are they? I checked out that site, and there are just so many options. I want to make sure I'm getting the best one possible for my little guy :).
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    10-16-2012, 02:00 PM
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Saxon is apparently owned by Weatherbeeta from what I have found. But Saxon is cheaper and I find fits better. I have a Weatherbeeta rain sheet and I hate it but it also doesn't have those shoulder gussets, which I really hate. Of the brands they carry I would go with either Saxon or Weatherbeeta. Once in a while they will carry some other good brands but they sell fast.

That site is a discount site so you might not find you have as many options as you think :)

You have to look around for the color and style that comes in the size you need. Unless you have a common size then it's pretty easy.
    10-16-2012, 02:04 PM
Oh oh! Just found one that looks good. Its a weatherbeeta 1200 outer, 250 grams polyfill, 210 lining. Looks pretty and is only 64.99+. What do you guys think?
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