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post #1 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Fitting a blanket with those clips in the front vs the buckles?

I think I've FINALLY figured out what is wrong with Lacey's heavyweight blanket: it has clips in the front (instead of the buckles that I'm used to) and I'm apparently not very good at adjusting them correctly.

I realized this today when I was looking at her blanket and I was wondering why in heaven's name the shoulder gussets were in front of her shoulder, instead of aligned with them.

So basically, how do you adjust those clips correctly? There are buckles to adjust, then clips to make it "easy" for the next time...

This afternoon I adjusted it so that the buckles were on the largest hole and that seemed better, but then the front edges of the blanket were barely lining up, no overlap... Since this blanket is a 70 and Lacey usually wears a 69 -with overlap in the front- I'm thinking that something still isn't right.

I'm so confused.

Here's a link to the blanket if you need a better visual (click on the "Zoom in/more pictures" link below the picture to get a closer look).
And before you all die of sticker shock/think I'm rich, I got this blanket on clearance for $90. And I got this one because the price decrease was the best.

The Pessoa Tundra Heavyweight Turnout Horse Blanket and Heavy Weight Turnout Horse Blankets | EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 01:00 AM
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Got a picture of it on your horse? That might help more than the model pic. I use that type blanket all the time, but I use Schneider's brand and I've had no problems at all adjusting the blanket. I use the velcro to start getting it where I want it, then I set the buckles and after that, I just clip and unclip the snaps. It's never been an issue, so I'm wondering if a/ it's the right size and/or b/ it's a 2nd?

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I will go look... I don't think I really have any that are really OF the blanket but I'll check.

Here's the front:

And here's a side view:

My old riding instructor used to say that you have to be 20% smarter than the object you're working with, I feel 20% dumber.

Also, in both of those pictures I had it on the outside/smallest clip option, not the widest one. It started rubbing her worse than it's trying to now so I switched to the inside clip/widest one, and now that's rubbing too...

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Can you not adjust the length of the straps that the clips are attached to rather than just change which dee ring you're clipping to? There's a wide range of adjustment available with that set-up.
Adjust where I circled in red.
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Basically you just adjust the buckles themselves, like aspin231 shows in the picture with the red circles, and then clip it to the buckles.

My gelding's medium weight blanket is like this and I just adjusted the buckles out to where it seemed like the clips, when fastened, were comfortable. (Not too tight or too loose).

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