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post #1 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Horse blanket size for multiple horses

I generally do not use horse blankets but there is always a time I wished I would have one - trailering in bad weather, a sick horse or just a horse I'd like to keep dry in the rain.
Now, I have Quarters and Paints, 14.2 to 16 hands, and do not want to buy a blanket for each horse. Do you have any idea which size would be the best alternative as "one fits them all"? It's not that I would turn them out with an ill fitting blanket but keep them supervised - with a blanket that I can hopefully close around them, though
If you have a Quarter Horse or Paint then just the size of your horse and the size of the blanket you use would give me a pointer.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 05:48 PM
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I have a horse blanket for all of my horses
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 05:48 PM
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My 15 hd. slightly built paint wears a size 70 but so does my chunky 13.3 POA!

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post #4 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 05:49 PM
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I'm sorry, but that is a pretty unreasonble question. You can get pretty inexpensive blankets from Dover, Smart Pak, Bit of Britian, or Universal Horse. Each horse should have it's own blanket so that it does not rub. If the blanket is to small or too large it will rub and hurt your horse.

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post #5 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 06:12 PM
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My 15.3 hand app gelding, Gem, wears a size 78 blanket.
My 15.2 hand app mare, Vega,wore a size 74/75 but it was too small (her bum stuck out) She didn't need a blanket this winter so I never re-measured her.
my 15.2 hand qh gelding, Montana, wears a size 75 blanket.

This is each of them so you can see the difference in build to blanket size


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post #6 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 06:56 PM
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my horses have their own blankets cus they wear them every day in the winter. but they booth wear size 74 Outlaw is 15ish he grew so im not sure.Champ is 14.1 they booth are aqhas but i like my horses to have their own cus shareing can spread bacterias for each horse to the other and cause infection plus they wear them all the time.
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 07:24 PM
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I wouldn't get one and try to fit it to both you horses, it usually doesn't work and ill-fitting blankets are just a bad idea.

Measure your horses and see what their sizes are. If they are really close you might be able to get away with only getting one (opt for the bigger of the two sizes), but I doubt they will be close

Here are some of the horse sizes that I know in my barn:
14.1 hh stocky qh 69"
15.2 hh very stocky tb 75"
16.0 hh lean tb wears a 78"
16.2 hh stocky dutch wb 84"
15.3 hh stocky hanoverian 78"
13.2 hh stocky paint 69"
16.1 hh lean hanoverian 75"
16.1 hh lean TB 84"

But you should measure them.
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post #8 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 07:59 PM
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Wow, I must be really lucky.. All my horses wear either a 76 or 78. And they range from 14h to 16.1h

Measure them all to see what size you want to get. Mid chest around to the edge of the tail is good. I measure to the center of the tail, it only adds a couple inches and you can adjust for those who measure differently. If you watch often you can find a good used one for sale. I like the new ones I bought at ebay from equiteric/horselovers. I can link you if you like. I've bought them for under $50. and they are nice medium and heavyweight waterproof turnouts..

Here's Cheno in one.. This is a 78 and tho he usually wears a 76, it works.
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post #9 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 08:25 PM
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Im lucky,too. My horses both wear a size 78, and one is 15 hands and the other is 16.1.
Maybe you should try measuring each one, and if they're all within the same range go from there..a smidge too big is better than a little bit tight.
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-07-2009, 08:28 PM
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i would measure them all see what the median of them is my horse are about the same size i have a stock appy thats 80 but have found large 78 that fit fine and the other is 78 and he has no chest at all i would say look at blankets with shoulder gussets that helps the rubbing issue alittlle

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