I highly doubt she'd be drowning in a blanket 3" longer than what she measures for. 3" isn't that much. If she's 2 1/2 she's undoubtedly going to grow, and if you don't want to end up going out and buying a new blanket I think the 72" would be just fine, IMO.
I'm ordering that same blanket for my mare, I already have the neck cover and it super nice. It's not on close out, if it was it'd be in the closeout section. You can definitely return it if you need to, Schneiders is great about that (I've ordered tons of blankets from them, they just put a paper in with the blanket saying try it on over another sheet to make sure it all fits, if it doesn't you can return it).
Last edited by Haley; 10-24-2009 at 05:11 PM.