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post #1 of 9 Old 12-02-2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up First Experience with Blanket Repairs

I live in a small town, we don't have the services like a larger area. When my horse's blanket tore I would try to repair them myself (I suck) or just buy new ones. Last year, my horses played a game called lets see who can tear apart each other's blankets. I bought new ones since it was the dead of winter, I paid big bucks for "rip resistant" Weatherbeatas, hah! Anyways, this year, they got none and are just fine & dandy like the year before. I don't know why I thought they needed them last year. So I find out we now have a guy who will repair them, so I called him. He came to my work & picked them up. A few weeks later, he dropped them off, all repaired, one he even patched it up with Weatherbeata material and only charged me $40 for 4 blankets that had pretty bad tears in them. Anyone else use this service? I am quite impressed...
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-02-2011, 11:39 PM
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Yep, I'm in Heaven, we now have a lady who does blanket repair and cleaning in town. I dropped 51 blankets, sheets, sleazies and stuff off on her at the beginning of summer and am waiting on the last load to be returned right now. I'm going to have all my blankies cleaned and repaired nicely for the first time in YEARS! I had gotten like you, buy a decent blanket but if they tore it up, toss it and buy another.

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-02-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ooh, I never asked the guy if he did slinkies too. Thanks Dreamcatcher, going to call him again.
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-02-2011, 11:49 PM
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LOL! This gal is doing slinkies, fly masks, you name it! I'm LOVING her because especially the fly masks I use are EXPENSIVE and when they destry the ears in a day I really get frosted!

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-06-2011, 04:50 AM
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I find this funny- I repair my own blankets, but then again, I work at the tack shop and am the local blanket repair lady! And trust me, $10.00 per blanket is a really good deal. will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ... Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-06-2011, 08:14 AM
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I just repair myself (or my mom - she does a great job on it, like a professional). I have to say I'm amazed that cheap blankets I use for the 6th season already still look very good. But $10/blanket is very good price IMHO.

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-06-2011, 08:46 PM
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I've had mine repaired locally as well - especially when I was in college, it was COLD, and my gelding decided to go on a blanket destroying spree.

I will always try to repair items before I replace them, and local tailors/seamstresses/tack stores will often do a good job or know someone who can fix them reasonably.

We had a family locally that did interior repair for car dealerships - literally, their business was fixing car seats, dashboards, etc before vehicles were resold. When their kid got into horses, the dad noticed all the torn blankets etc around the barn and started offering to fix them - he quickly landed himself with an unintentional three-county wide side business. lol.
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-06-2011, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by aspin231 View Post
And trust me, $10.00 per blanket is a really good deal.
Aspin, I sure know it! I've spent over $500 so far this year with the repair and cleaning of all my blankets. I knew I was a closet blanket hoarder but even so, I didn't realize I had over 50 of the things! I guess when you have to have every size from new born foal to full grown for 10+ horses you accumulate them really quick!

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-06-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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He didn't wash them, he said they had to be clean first, which is fine. But I thought $10 per blanket was a good deal, considering he picked them up & dropped them off.
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