Securing the Front of a Blanket? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 8 Old 06-17-2012, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Securing the Front of a Blanket?

Okay, we got an extra blanket when we bought my Appaloosa mare's show blanket. After I actually pulled the blanket out of the bag it came in I fixed the 4 in. gash in the side of the blanket, washed it and put it on my pony. It fits perfectly. However it has 4 eyelet type things(I can't remember what they are called) on each side of the front like it is supposed to be laced closed in the front. But It doesn't have anything with it to do that. All other straps are there and fit perfectly. I just tied the front shut with bailer twine while I was trying it on her, but it doesn't look very good and the blanket will be mainly used at shows to keep her clean.

This is the blanket and her mane tamer(I know the mane tamer is a little big):

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Try shoelaces? Army grade don't break easily and it looks a little neater than bailing twine.

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-18-2012, 12:49 PM
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Try Calling RES Equine products. They sell a replacable velcro starp that can be sewn on the fromt of the blanket. It has saved me many times!RES Equine Products
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Buy some of those nylon english spur straps, they will work perfectly and usually $3-5 a pair.
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I use a small dog collar, looks almost like the same thing, and I had one laying around.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 06:13 PM
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You could try fastening them with carabiners with the latch facing away from the horse so it can't pinch. I always have carabiners lying around- they're useful for so many things
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Some horse blanket laundry places will do repairs on things like that.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-22-2012, 08:37 AM
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blanket fastenings

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Some horse blanket laundry places will do repairs on things like that.
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As above or find a saddler that will put some proper fastenings on it - worth the cost to have a proper job done if the blanket is otherwise good
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