Do you use exercise/quarter sheets? Why? Reccomended?

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    11-24-2010, 02:50 AM
Do you use exercise/quarter sheets? Why? Reccomended?

It has been rainnnny and even snowing here already. It isnt So so so cold,but still in the lower 30's during the day. I have considered getting a quarter/exercise sheet. I have not used one before and am frreeezing which isnt fun. My horses are not clipped,but are blanketed in med. To heavy wt. Blankets and don't grow long winter coats. Would you reccomend using one? Are they a hassle or really helpful? Any particular brands/types to look for or stay away from? Any and all responses much appreciated
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    11-24-2010, 03:00 AM
I haven't used one yet this year, but I usually do use them just while I'm warming my horse up during the colder days. I am (hopefully) getting this one for Christmas: Shedrow 600D Keyhole Quarter Sheet-On Sale until Jan 31 2011 [BLS2013] I've never had one that covered the rider before but I like the idea!
    11-24-2010, 03:17 AM
That one looks nice! So you use them only during warm up? I had been thinking they were used for the full ride (just flatwork of I have never used one or even actually seen someone use one. Do you think 30's is cold enough for one or will it just make the horse too hot? Thanks!
    11-24-2010, 03:30 AM
Green Broke
I wondered what those were for!
I mean..exercise,yeah but I didn't really know what the purpose was for.
    11-24-2010, 04:07 AM
I have only ever used them/seen them used for warm up and cooling out. I think they would get too warm underneath them when they're actually working. I guess it also depends on how hard you're working your horse though!

Low 30s is definitely cold enough to be using one!
    11-24-2010, 04:09 AM
Green Broke
I dunno.I ride my horse without one..guess it sounds a bit mean since she has a blanket on all day unless I ride.
    11-24-2010, 06:04 AM
Oh yes! I do. My TB is body clipped and it is really cold here so it is mostly for him but it keeps me really toasty too. I have a wool one and it is the kind that goes over my legs which is really nice. I got it off of ebay for $10, someone won it at a horse show so it is embroidered with the show name and sponsor but if you're not snobby and don't care about having used stuff (it was never actually ridden in!) then you can get some great deals.

He warms up a lot nicer for sure and we just slip it off once he's warm and then pop it back on to cool out. Also, the other day was beautiful and sunny but really cold out, my riding buddies and I went on a little trail ride and we all had 1/4 sheets. We passed some other girls who were turning back because it was too cold but we were all nice and warm with happy horses! Can you tell I love my 1/4 sheet? Heehee.
    11-24-2010, 06:09 AM
I use mine all winter love it! I wear it for full hacks and road hacking and for schooling and jumping I wear it to warm uo and cool down then whip it off over the fence(desensitize your horse to this before you attempt it holding one rein and doing it from the saddle learnt from experience!!) and throw it back on to cool them down
    11-24-2010, 07:32 AM
They're also recommended for horses prone to tying up.
    11-24-2010, 10:38 AM
Green Broke
I use my luminous reflective ones every time I go on the roads.
I have a lightweight pink mesh one for summer and a quilted heavy weight yellow one for winter!

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