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        02-07-2009, 09:31 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Thanks for all the replys! Love your gray "Gem", appylover!

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    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    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.
    *huh* I think it would be very unreasonable to buy 4 different sized blankets for four horses if I most likely even never use one. As I said - I just would like to have one on hand for "special occasions" like last week when one of my horses had colic and I had to trailer him to the vet.
    I don't think I will ever run into the problem having one of my horses rub - because they would never wear the blanket long enough. However - I would like to be able to keep it on the horse, though :)

    I think I will go with a size 78 - sounds to me that this could work after reading all your helpful replies - thanks again!

    One more question - canvas or denier?
         
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        02-07-2009, 10:09 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Oh thanks :) He's a good boy

    I do believe that canvas is just the material its made out of and denier is how tough it is (the larger the number ie 1200 is more durable than 600). I'm not 100% positive though.
         
        02-07-2009, 11:30 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Maybe the correct question should be "Canvas or Nylon"? I see both types, the nylons looks thicker (as in "warmer"). I am wondering what would be more durable.
         
        02-08-2009, 09:59 AM
      #14
    Started
    You really need to measure your horses to be sure what size you want to get. Also do you want one for warmth or just for rain protection? You are in Wyoming so I'm guessing you may need a bit of warmth if you have a chilled horse. I would suggest either a wool lined canvas or a Medium weight Nylon(the one with the denier rating) turnout that is waterproof. You can spray the canvas one with canvas tent waterproofing stuff. You don't want to turn a horse out in the rain with a blanket that isn't waterproof.. I find they can all run about the same price depending on where you shop. The higher denier will cost you more than a lesser rating. This is the ripstop(higher doesn't rip as easily). Mine are 600 which is fine for no more than I blanket. Just my 30 yr old this winter and anybody who shivers will get one to warm them up, then it's off because my pasture is very rough with trees etc. But again, measure your horses before you spend the money to ensure it will fit. I was shocked to find mine all were the same size or very close.
         
        02-08-2009, 06:28 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caljane    
    Thanks for all the replys! Love your gray "Gem", appylover!



    *huh* I think it would be very unreasonable to buy 4 different sized blankets for four horses if I most likely even never use one. As I said - I just would like to have one on hand for "special occasions" like last week when one of my horses had colic and I had to trailer him to the vet.
    I don't think I will ever run into the problem having one of my horses rub - because they would never wear the blanket long enough. However - I would like to be able to keep it on the horse, though :)

    I think I will go with a size 78 - sounds to me that this could work after reading all your helpful replies - thanks again!

    One more question - canvas or denier?
    Well, if you want to pay for all the special blanket washes, waterproofers, and such for when you wash the blanket after every use, be my guest.
         
        12-05-2013, 07:14 PM
      #16
    horselover677
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    It would not be best - because there could be a size that fits them all, but getting a size like is not a good bet because, it could not fit one horse (too small) and would rub and restrict them to moving. Too big could cause them to trip and get tangled up. Best to get more blankets than just one. Tip: Keep a pocketbook separate for your horses so when things like this come up, you'll have the money!
         

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