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post #21 of 25 Old 10-27-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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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
OMG, you read my mind! Thanks!
The 72 I just picked up… the body fits ok, so long as I re-hole the chest straps all the way in…. But the girth strap??
Holy schnoodlemeister!
All the way up and I can still drive a truck under it. This is on a boy who is never further that 5 feet from his beloved round bale… and it shows!
I had to tie a flat knot in it to get the desired 4”/handspan clearance.
At least the rump was generous and the leg straps fit well… that or he just has a tiny little man butt.

I think he has a little crush and he wants to be just like Lacey when he grows up.
Must have been the fly mask.

BTW, how much MSM are you giving Hazel? (I picked up the exact same stuff for one of my older ladies.)
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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.
Thank you thank you thank you!
Exactly what I needed to know about the Aquanons.
Digby already carries the tail off to the side a little anyway, so great to know about the flap.
You know, from what I read from folks who get the Schneiders blankets, everyone seems pleased with them.
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Thank you thank you thank you!
Exactly what I needed to know about the Aquanons.
Digby already carries the tail off to the side a little anyway, so great to know about the flap.
You know, from what I read from folks who get the Schneiders blankets, everyone seems pleased with them.

For YEARS I spent a fortune on each blanket. Bought the $400 Royal Riders, Rambos and still had to have a shoulder guard or have them lined. They lasted a long time, can't complain about the quality but......for the price....... Then one year, got a new horse late in the year, money was tight and my trainer turned me on to www.sstack.com. I have never looked back and haven't spent over $200 on a blanket since. I've also been a lot happier with the fit and durability of the ones I've bought at Schneiders. They wash up like a dream, I can re-proof them with Nikwax right here at home in my washing machine and they sell all the repair stuff you'll ever need. Super simple. AND the send me a $20 off coupon everytime I spend $500, which I do on a regular basis so it's always welcome.

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OMG, you read my mind! Thanks!
The 72 I just picked up… the body fits ok, so long as I re-hole the chest straps all the way in…. But the girth strap??
Holy schnoodlemeister!
All the way up and I can still drive a truck under it. This is on a boy who is never further that 5 feet from his beloved round bale… and it shows!
I had to tie a flat knot in it to get the desired 4”/handspan clearance.
At least the rump was generous and the leg straps fit well… that or he just has a tiny little man butt.

I think he has a little crush and he wants to be just like Lacey when he grows up.
Must have been the fly mask.

BTW, how much MSM are you giving Hazel? (I picked up the exact same stuff for one of my older ladies.)
Anytime! I TOTALLY know. That's a great idea about the flat knot - can't believe I didn't think of that, going to knot-it up tomorrow! Haha These sassy in-between sizes horses. Goodness gracious.

Aww, Lacey will be so flattered when she hears about that. I think she likes him too...only this is like first grade so he has cooties and she's embarrassed to like a boy. Lacey!! Hahahaha
Must have been the flymask.

As far as MSM goes, good question? The brand I buy has a little 15,000mg scoop and Hazel gets about half that per day (or maybe that scoop came with something else and I just liked it...oh dear, I am SO not organized about feeding these days - I do know for sure that it's a 15,000mg scoop).
However, it's a very rounded little scoop (like a tablespoon - those new ones that are like little rounded cups on the end) so the bottom half is probably less than exactly 7500mg... Maybe like a short teaspoon?
Also, the MSM I buy is one of those "super pure" ones (the link: AniMed Pure MSM - Horse.com) so that also plays into the amounts...glad you asked yet?

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post #25 of 25 Old 10-27-2012, 11:32 PM
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The buckles on the front of the Amigo do not adjust.

I put an Amigo on a monster of a Warmblood tonight, it's the correct size for him so the non-adjustable front isn't an issue but holy cow, either he is one preggo gelding or the straps on the Amigo aren't very big. I had to completely let them out before I could cross the belly straps.

So if you have a tubby... you might want to avoid the Amigo for that reason too.
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