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
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??
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.)