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        08-18-2010, 11:12 PM
    Post Is this a good blanket?

    I want to purchase a blanket for my horse I was wondering if this one would be ok.

    Tough 1 600D Waterproof Poly Camo Blanket -

    I just want to put it on him when the weather gets bad so he'll have a little winter coat by himself. It can get down to negative 50 here and wet and windy and snowy so would this blanket work well enough or do I ahve to get a heavier one? Thanks!
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        08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
    It depends upon how tough your horse is on blankets and how long you want it to last. The price is great, but generally, the toughness/durability is measured by the denier count. Meaning, this blankets outer shell is 600d. That is pretty low, so it will not hold up as long as one that is, for example, 1200d. Could you make it through one seasone with this-maybe, but if it were me, and I wanted to try it for the price, I would buy 2. I hate it when a blanket rips in the cold of January and they store is out of them.
    And-of course, if your horse is particularly "active", evern the 1200 may not last. Just a better chance.
    The fill should be about right, I would think, as long as it is waterproof.
        08-18-2010, 11:37 PM

    He's outside 24/7 and he's sorta rough on his blankets. He's never ripped on but he has managed to find ways to get out of them. His pasture mate and him play rough sometimes but they haven't ripped his fly sheet yet.
        08-18-2010, 11:50 PM
    As a tossaway blanket we use the canvas ones you can get on ebay. They are usually around 35+shipping. The good thing with them is, they are waterproof and you can repair them if needed. A ton of the ones that are cheaper are like a silky nylon material and never hold a repair. With the canvas ones...we just cut out the affected area and cut a patch with old blue jeans and super glue it on. Our horses play hard. Even a Rambo wouldnt hold up!
        09-01-2010, 10:54 PM

    So how bout this one?
        09-02-2010, 07:41 PM
    My experience with the Tough 1 brand has been very poor...I find their blankets to be poorly made and very easily torn/damaged.

    Personally, I wouldn't waste your money on that yourself being really annoyed and purchase a better quality blanket.

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