Blanket help! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 12-08-2009, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 7,463
• Horses: 2
Blanket help!

Lacey ripped her blanket again. >.< But this time she didn't just rip the outer layer, she ripped all three layers: the outside stuff, the fill stuff and the inner lining.
I figured out how she doing it though which I guess is good. There are some low trees in her field that are evidently catching on her blanket and ripping it. >.<

But anyway, how should I fix that? I'm thinking maybe just patch the inner layer with a patch on the inside, sew the fill back together and patch the outer layer with a patch on the inside, then sew it all back together... Does that sound good to you guys? Obviously I'll need to waterproof that area again...

Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

~
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Wallaby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 07:52 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
How the fill looks like? Fabric or some kind of puffy stuff? When Jemma's blanket was ripped by other horses (it was way back she was still a baby) we sew inside and sew outside, but I believe there was no fill in between.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 7,463
• Horses: 2
It's the white fluffy stuff. =)
I put my plan into action last night because I need to get it back to her today since it's been super cold. It actually worked pretty well. I learned my lesson from last time though (I tried to sew it from the outside and the lighter inside fabric got all caught up so I had to undo ALL the stitching and do it again) so I pinned around the biggest patch then sewed inside the pins, from the inside of the blanket.

I'm going to be amazing at sewing blankets by the spring, I'm thinking. =P

Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

~
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Wallaby is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Hey, you can start fixing blankets for fee! :) We have like 2 or 3 people in area doing it, and I know they certainly have customers (it's cheaper to pay $20 then buy new one).
kitten_Val is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 7,463
• Horses: 2
That's a good idea. I'll look into that! It wasn't all that hard either but I can definitely understand why people don't want to try themselves, especially if they don't have sewing skills.

I suppose, if I were to do that, tack stores would probably be a good place to put flyers?

Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

~
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Wallaby is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 12:32 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Oh, yes. Tack stores and local horse forums (if you have any, I find A LOT thru my local ones), craiglist is another good free place to post.
kitten_Val is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blanket size? CookieHorseGirl Horse Tack and Equipment 4 12-07-2009 02:02 PM
Blanket or not to Blanket? Jacksonlover Horse Tack and Equipment 21 11-28-2008 01:07 AM
when to use a horse blanket nldiaz66 Horse Health 8 10-29-2008 02:18 PM
blanket or no blanket? creepalurkin Horse Health 11 10-08-2008 05:34 PM
To blanket or not to blanket. That is the question! prbygenny Horse Tack and Equipment 9 09-26-2008 03:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome