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    11-28-2012, 05:18 PM
  #1
Yearling
Blanket recommendation

I need to buy a blanket for my horse. He's on box stall board and is kept in during really bad conditions. The BO prefers to leave them out whenever possible, though, so they're blanketed in "so so" conditions. She let me borrow a blanket for Ozzy and he managed to rip it after one use. It was a 600D and she recommended at least 1200D for him, since he really likes rolling.

I'm looking for a mid weight blanket that's around $100 or less and is durable. These are the three I'm currently trying to decide between (or feel free to suggest something different altogether).

StormShield« 1200D DOUBLE RIPSTOP Turnouts in Euro Fit at Schneider Saddlery

StormShield« 1680D EURO EXTREME Turnouts in Euro Fit at Schneider Saddlery

StormShield« 1200D CLASSIC EURO Turnouts in Euro Fit at Schneider Saddlery#
     
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    11-28-2012, 06:33 PM
  #2
Weanling
I have the 1200D classic Euro and I love it! Fits my gelding perfectly, no rubs, nice and cozy, durable. Just a great, overall, inexpensive blanket. Although, I would recommend the 1680 Euro, my guy is gentle on his blankies, sounds as if yours isn't as much. And it is not that much of a price increase. Oh yeah, and I love the Euro fit! :)
     
    11-28-2012, 07:00 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by JustWingIt    
I have the 1200D classic Euro and I love it! Fits my gelding perfectly, no rubs, nice and cozy, durable. Just a great, overall, inexpensive blanket. Although, I would recommend the 1680 Euro, my guy is gentle on his blankies, sounds as if yours isn't as much. And it is not that much of a price increase. Oh yeah, and I love the Euro fit! :)
Thanks! I was going to go ahead and order the 1680 but it's backordered until March. :( That obviously won't do me any good this winter.
     
    11-28-2012, 07:29 PM
  #4
Weanling
That stinks! The 1200 should be fine then, also Schneiders has a super easy to use blanket repair tape, so it shouldn't be to big of a deal if it get a couple little rips or pulls.

Stormshield« Horse Blanket Repair Tape in Blanket Accessories at Schneider Saddlery
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    11-28-2012, 07:48 PM
  #5
Yearling
I just have to decide between the regular 1200 and the "double ripstop" one. I'm leaning towards the regular 1200.
     
    11-28-2012, 08:03 PM
  #6
Weanling
Hmmmm......well even though it says "double ripstop" it is also labeled 1200D, so I would venture a guess that it is not that much tougher than the regular 1200D
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    11-28-2012, 08:36 PM
  #7
Trained
I have 4 of the 1200D, and I absolutely LOVE them. They are all the heavy weight.

Such fabulously awesome blankets!
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    11-28-2012, 09:21 PM
  #8
Foal
I have 6 of the 1200D in the midweight, one for each horse, & one of the 1680D in a heavyweight. I love these blankets!! They last & can deal with a lot of pasture use. None of my horses pull on each other's blankets but I have a couple that are hard on their blankets.
     
    11-28-2012, 10:55 PM
  #9
Yearling
Thanks! I think I'll get the regular 1200. My BO recommended the mid weight. Now to decide on color... I think a b&w paint dawn pull off just about any of them.
     
    11-29-2012, 02:54 AM
  #10
Weanling
I also wanted that 1680D Stormshield but saw the backorder.

But, I just ordered this one:

StormShield« 1200D NEW BRITON Surcingle Turnouts in Fitted V-Free at Schneider Saddlery

It is a tiny bit more than you wanted to spend, but mine came today and I have to say it fits my horse better than any blanket I've used. I've used Schneider blankets for years and love them. They are absolutely waterproof and tough.

What I love about this blanket is the adjustable neck. My horse always has a gaping, poor fit around the neck and this one tightens up with velcro. Also the wither relief is very nice, it is padded and also cut so it doesn't pull down on the withers.

On my "good" mare, the blankets last 2-3 years. On my other mare who grinds dirt into the blanket daily and requires that the blanket has a bit more cleaning, they usually last 1-2.
     

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