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    08-30-2012, 12:02 AM
  #1
Weanling
Getting Ready To Blanket Shop..

As the title says, I'm getting ready to shop for new winter blankets. I need at least one new one, I'm hoping to possibly get 3+ though.
Last winter I bought this one.. But it didn't hold up the best. This year the first one I buy will be a heavier one, and hopefully more durable.

Anyone have suggestions as to what Denier to get? It will be for a turnout with 2 other horses that don't always take it easy. Also, what brands? I'm currently looking at Saxon, Defender, and Tough-1. Any others ideas?
     
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    08-30-2012, 12:25 AM
  #2
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Personally, I'm a Weatherbeeta fan.
Mostly because they fit my mare perfectly but they've also held up. My mare is super super gentle on her blankets though so I've been lucky enough to get away with blankets that are 600D.

In your case, since a 600D (the "D" or "denier" refers to the strength of the cloth that makes up the blanket - higher #=stronger cloth) was not strong enough, I'd look for something with a number greater than 600D. Your best bet, the "strongest" while still usually reasonably priced, is 1200D - that's what I'd be looking for.

Here's horse.com's selection of 1200D blankets:

Horse Turnouts & Horse Turnout Blankets - Horse.com

I've heard great things about Schneider's blankets as well. I'd look through their selection and see if you can find something that'll fit your needs.
Horse Turnout Blankets from Schneider's Saddlery
     
    08-30-2012, 12:30 AM
  #3
Yearling
I have tough 1 in a 1200d and its like Kevlar on the outside! It's one tough blanket! Used it all last year in a horse in general population and only had one minor repair to get done.
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    08-30-2012, 12:42 AM
  #4
Weanling
Thanks. I will have to look it up. Last year was the first year I've blanketed the horses, main reason being that the two new horses were given wih blankets.
I should also do weatherbeeta. I actually have one right now that is still in usable condition. Completely spaced that brand.
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    08-30-2012, 01:07 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I have two Schneiders blankets.. Love, love, love them. Both of my blankets are medium weight, my horses wore them a LOT last winter. They've lasted through rain, rolling, scratching, the horses playing with their blankets on. Just an all around great blanket and at a fantastic price.. I'll definitely end up buying a new one for Lark because I don't have one for her yet.

StormShield« CLASSIC EURO Turnouts in Euro Fit at Schneider Saddlery

     
    08-30-2012, 12:52 PM
  #6
Weanling
Thanks.. I'll look into them :)
     
    08-30-2012, 01:04 PM
  #7
Foal
I 2nd the Schneider's vote!

I have a Stormshield "Big Fella" sheet for my Belgian mare---just for days/nights when it's extra chilly + raining--to keep her dry & warm. It held up great last season & I had it professionally cleaned & stored this summer.

It's like new!
     
    08-31-2012, 10:41 PM
  #8
Showing
AAAHHHHH, Fur bearing animals being forced to wear blankets! My horses are outside all winter to -30 below. In the southern US it gets to what, barely below freezing. Horses love those temperatures, no bugs, nice chill in the air. Frisky. A garment is for us hairless folks who can't regulate their skin temperature like horses can. Horses overheat under those blankets and are often dehydrated.
     
    08-31-2012, 11:25 PM
  #9
Trained
Amber, thanks for posting that blanket. That just bumped to the top of my list. And...is that Hickory in pink???

Do you have a picture of the front closure? It said "snap closure with velcro" and that's confusing to me as it doesnt sound very...sturdy.
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    09-01-2012, 02:38 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
AAAHHHHH, Fur bearing animals being forced to wear blankets! My horses are outside all winter to -30 below. In the southern US it gets to what, barely below freezing. Horses love those temperatures, no bugs, nice chill in the air. Frisky. A garment is for us hairless folks who can't regulate their skin temperature like horses can. Horses overheat under those blankets and are often dehydrated.
Most of the time I'm with you. Our horses are only blanketed if it goes below 30, with the exception of our 25yr old. Right now we currently do not have up a run in because they tore the last one down, so the blankets help.
     

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