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post #1 of 10 Old 11-29-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Blanket fitting

I just bought a new blanket for my horse (sheet actually.) I tried it on him this morning. How far up is the front (the top) supposed to come? When I put it where it needs to be for his chest, the wither area comes up onto his neck. But the back fits well. Is this how it's supposed to be? In other words, the wither area is not fitting directly over the withers, but farther up his neck.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-29-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry if it's confusing.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-29-2012, 08:49 AM
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A couple picture might be helpful
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-29-2012, 09:28 AM
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They in general do go over the withers, but it really depends on the cut of the blanket. Some are made with high fitting necks on purpose that go even higher up. This picture is from Schneider Saddlery.
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Some are made with high fitting necks on purpose that go even higher up.
^ This. We'd really need to see pictures of the blanket, either from a website that sells it or (ideally) it on your horse.
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all of the turnouts i've ever bought/used went over the wither and onto the base of the neck at minimum. if it's a turnout i can't imagine why you'd want it any further back than that. ;)
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Thanks. Yeah it fits fine :)
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-30-2012, 12:36 AM
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Make sure the end of it isn't too long - that's probably more important than the fit around the horse's neck.

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Make sure the end of it isn't too long - that's probably more important than the fit around the horse's neck.
can you explain your thoughts here please? :)
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Yes - if you've got the back end of the rug, hanging too long down the horse's hindquarters, you're running a very high risk of the hind legs being hooked up in the leg straps - not to mention the significantly increased chance of the rug slipping to the side - again can cause the hind legs to become hooked up, or the leg straps can cut into the flank and inside of the hind legs.

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