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        10-27-2012, 03:14 AM
      #11
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    I am a huge fan of Rambos/Amigos. I've had mine for years and they hold up so well. I think the quality is just plain good.


    Lockwood, there was someone local to me from this board that was selling them here. I got mine for $110 and it was a $300 blanket. She had quite a few, I'll dig out her info and send it to you.
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        10-27-2012, 04:17 AM
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    Green Broke
    I've had my show horses in amigoa/rambos (rambos are the more expensive line) for the best part of 20 years and never had an issue with rug rubs even on my Connie who had the most enormous shoulders.
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        10-27-2012, 11:53 AM
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    Delfina- LOL you sound a little like me.
    4 saddles, three bridles, 5 saddle pads (plus one I am making) 3 sets of polo wraps (different colors) 20 hoof pics, 15 lead ropes (for horses, not alpacas or other animals) 7 haltersÖ and One horse. Now Iím starting on the blankets. Oiy!
    Thanks for the info on the Amigo!

    You too Faye!
    It is really helpful to hear from people who own and use them on a regular basis and it makes me feel better about the Amigos.
    Any idea if they tend to run slightly larger or smaller? Or are they spot on with sizes?

    Wallaby- I was looking at the WB Oricans and a few others too.
    AndÖ we all know Lacey has a wardrobe that would put most of our own closets to shame.
    Hey, a dignified lady (uh huh) has to have a diva wardrobe!
    Itís also good to hear how those fit. Dig doesnít have really big shoulders plus a wonky short back like an Arab (worse actually) so hearing what fits her is a good guide for me.
    YeahÖ Dig would be the horse with no back, shaped like an Arab, pony ears and who steps like a fox trotting alien horse. (But I soooo love him!)

    Believe it or not, come late fall we get almost as much rain as you and the place turns into a mud bog, and Iím thinking it would be good to have two blankets to switch out like you mentioned.


    The last time I blanketed horses a lot, sleazy/horse jammies hadnít been around much and naked shoulder spots were just accepted as normal, but with Dig I donít want to create spots that could cause problems the other 95% of the cold weather time when he is sans blanket.

    AlexS- Got your PM, thank you bunches!
    Iím working on tracking that person down. I didnít think I could afford a Rambo, even though I really like them, so maybe this person will have what I need.

    I tried the canvas blanket on Digby yesterday and made the adjustments he needed. Well, what I could anyway.
    The size is right lengthwise, but it must have been made for a high withered horse with a more generous neck! Or a horse with a real back probably. Iím going to have to get the hole punch out and take up the chest a little bit.
    At any rate, he was not impressed. Typical boyÖ.rolled his eyes at me and said, ďI donít need no stinkiní blanket! HrmphÖ thatís for sissy horses.Ē
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        10-27-2012, 12:11 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Amigo's are spot on.

    My Morgan measures at 66 and most of his blankets have to be a 68 or 69 but his 66 Amigo is a perfect fit.
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        10-27-2012, 01:26 PM
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    Agreed that their sizings seem to be accurate.

    Also Lucas will get rub marks on his shoulders, but only towards the end of winter, with daily blanketing. I'd think for the amount you are planning to use a blanket, you are not likely to get rub marks.
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        10-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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    That's so funny! After hours of reading, looking, and research the other day, the Aquanon ended up at the top of the list.
    I was thinking of getting the midweight, but with the lined canvas I bought today, perhaps the sheet is what I now need.

    Do you know if the sheet has a liner at all?
    What is your impression of the Aquanons?
    (I'm a hands on kind of shopper and find ordering this type of stuff online hard.)
    Please feel free to share what you like and don't like about these blankets.
    My horse is regular to full bodied with mutton withers and short back, if that helps.
    Since I have a herd of horses I tend to buy the 1680 denier stuff rather than the Aquanon which is 600 but, I did buy 2 of them for 2 new horses a couple of years ago and they lasted very well, even in a herd situation. I had one horse who loved to reach out with his teeth and grab blankets as they ran by...not good. The Aquanons managed to avoid being torn apart that way, shed water really well and I still have one of them. The other fell afoul of a silly filly that just managed to destroy the thing right in front of my eyes in less than 5 mins. She was ........a nut job, to be kind. It was certainly not a fault in the blanket.

    What I've found with the canvas blankets is, they either fit or they don't. So while I love them for being wind proof, they have never fit even one of my Arabs at all. I'd go for a medium weight Aquanon and use the canvas over it if needed for 2 layers or save it for if the Aquanon got wet or out of service for some reason. Waaaay back when, I used to buy canvas, take it to the 'dressmaker' and have her tailor the fit and add a satin lining to help with rubs and STILL got rubs. But my horses were blanketed daily, not just occasionally.
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        10-27-2012, 04:34 PM
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    Green Broke
    They tend to be fairly spot on with thier sizing. Stan always took a 6ft in them, Rian was a 5ft9, Pride a 5ft6 and harvey a 5ft!!
    Reeco has inherited stans and Rians rugs, he wears 5ft9's in somethings and 6fts in others and can get away with both in the Amigo (bum sticks out a bit in the 5ft9 and the 6ft is ever so slightly long)

    I don't like the weatherbetas as I don't find they fit the broad chested ones. I hate Masta's as every single one I've had has fallen apart at the seams within a couple of years. My Rambo's well I have one that is at least 15yrs old and still going strong.
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        10-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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    Aww, darn it.
    Deeper checking shows the front buckles on the Amigo Mio donít appear adjustable.
    Digby is a 70-ish and the sizes are 69 or 72. Iím worried I wonít be able to fit the 72 without front adjustments on his not too big shoulders, and the 69 might be too snug lengthwise since all the blanket sites do say to bump up to the next size if the horse is in between. Also, he likes to carry his tail with a little lift, like an Arab.
    (Is a too snug tail flap any issue for anyone? )

    Still like the Amigos and was ready to rock the loud turquoise on the buckskin, but thought I should pose this issue.

    This moves the Aquanon up the list. Anyone know if they run true to size?
    Dreamcatcher, I don't want to assume based on your name that you naturally have Arabians, but do you? My boy is a RMH and seems to be Arab-y shaped. Do you remembar if the Aquanons were a good fit/shape?
         
        10-27-2012, 10:59 PM
      #19
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    Originally Posted by Lockwood    
    Aww, darn it.
    Deeper checking shows the front buckles on the Amigo Mio don’t appear adjustable.
    Digby is a 70-ish and the sizes are 69 or 72. I’m worried I won’t be able to fit the 72 without front adjustments on his not too big shoulders, and the 69 might be too snug lengthwise since all the blanket sites do say to bump up to the next size if the horse is in between. Also, he likes to carry his tail with a little lift, like an Arab.
    (Is a too snug tail flap any issue for anyone? )

    Still like the Amigos and was ready to rock the loud turquoise on the buckskin, but thought I should pose this issue.
    Hah! Digby apparently wants to be as cool as Lacey...right? She's exactly the same way - a 71-ish so a 72 is big on her and a 69 leaves a lil' booteh' exposed. So, for her, 4 of her blankets are 69's (the weatherbeetas, being sized "big", are perfect for that, her HW "Pessoa", being an actual 69, not so much). I also have a 72 (weatherbeeta so really a 73-ish) but it's, imo, way too big in the straps. It fits her respectably through the body (just a snick long) but all the straps are HUGE! I have then all done up as tight as they'll go (and she's not a narrow girl! Haha) and they're still looser than I would like. I assume it's because 69 is generally thought of as "pony"-sized while 70+ is "horse" - so the straps (which are either "pony" or "horse") switch over to the next size at 70.
    So, personally, I always err on the side of smaller rather than larger because of those darn straps.
    But, individual mileage may vary. Haha
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        10-27-2012, 11:13 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lockwood    
    Aww, darn it.
    Deeper checking shows the front buckles on the Amigo Mio donít appear adjustable.
    Digby is a 70-ish and the sizes are 69 or 72. Iím worried I wonít be able to fit the 72 without front adjustments on his not too big shoulders, and the 69 might be too snug lengthwise since all the blanket sites do say to bump up to the next size if the horse is in between. Also, he likes to carry his tail with a little lift, like an Arab.
    (Is a too snug tail flap any issue for anyone? )

    Still like the Amigos and was ready to rock the loud turquoise on the buckskin, but thought I should pose this issue.

    This moves the Aquanon up the list. Anyone know if they run true to size?
    Dreamcatcher, I don't want to assume based on your name that you naturally have Arabians, but do you? My boy is a RMH and seems to be Arab-y shaped. Do you remembar if the Aquanons were a good fit/shape?
    Yes, I do have Arabs and I've used the Aquanon on a purebred and on a half and they fit both really well. Neither had huge shoulders and length wise they were good. The tail flap won't slow down a good Arab tail carriage, they just shove it to the side and up goes the tail. They run truer to size than the Weathabeetas. I quit buying the WB's because of the surcingle fasteners, they seemed to start using a cheaper quality metal and they bent out of shape real easily. And the material doesn't hold up as well as the Schneider's blankets, I can get a lot heavier denier for a lot less money through Schneiders.
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