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    01-17-2009, 06:07 AM

This is more about layering, then it is about blanketing...

I don't deal with blanketing often because only one horse has one, and it's a heavy weight with a neck cover so I assume it does the job. However, with the temperatures falling below zero (EEK.) I wanted to ask something maybe quite silly!

I have a felt/velor cooler from Rambo that's really warm; it's to throw on the horse not to pull the moisture off him, but to trap it so he doesn't cool off too fast in really cold temperatures. It has one neck buckle, a belly buckle, and one behind the tail.

He's wearing a amigo turnout now... I was wondering if it would be safe to throw this under? Amigos/rambos don't do the 'leg straps', but they DO usually have two belly straps.

Just wondering if anyone's tried this with success! He's a really laid back horse, so I'm not really worried about him running around and dislodging it terribly. (In two years of wearing blankets, I've never had to go outside to fix one. ;) )

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    01-17-2009, 09:34 AM
Sometimes the problem with layering is that two different materials will cause one of them to slide around; meaning the bottom blanket may slide off to one side or another. Personally I've never had that problem but friends of mine have - mine have always had leg straps.

I've made leg straps on a blanket that didn't have them by buying a large grommet making kit (from Lowes or Home Depot) and strap material from a fabric store.
    01-17-2009, 11:48 AM
Green Broke
You can use matress clips (that hold the bottom sheet on the corners) as quick leg straps.

That said, I don't see any problem with layering. If you're concerned, turn him out in the arena and run him around a bit, to see how the blanket combo performs.
    01-17-2009, 02:26 PM
Awesome! Good idea luvstoride, I'll put it on him and put him in the little pen to make sure it doesn't take a trip.

And iridehorses, I work at home depot, so that's easy enough! haha

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