Hey all. I need some advice about blankets.
So, I live in Midwestern Wisconsin, so winters are rather bitter. I usually didn't blanket my TB very often, but this winter we are at a new barn and he is getting rather beaten up. It's been several months, and even with the pecking order established, his pasture mates still bite the crap out of him. So, regardless of the harsh winters, I put his blanket on...only for it to be torn to shreds within a week from the bites of the other horses. I need a new blanket, but I'm not sure what to look for. I need something tough, but I also don't want to spend a TON. I'm thinking in the $100.00 range...maybe a little more. I've looked at some that advertise a " Rip Stop Nylon Outer Shell" and was wondering about it. Does it work? Does it mean the bites from the others shouldn't be a problem?
This is one of the blankets I have been looking at, but probably a bit heavier. Saxon 1200D Turnout Blanket 150g - Horse.com