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post #1 of 8 Old 10-28-2008, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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sizing winter blankets?

Quick question, just need to know the proper way to size our horses for winter blankets before I rush down and buy them.Thanks......
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Most blankets you measure from center chest to center bumm(or mid tail) at the widest spot. Make sense?

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-28-2008, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Appyt View Post
Most blankets you measure from center chest to center bumm(or mid tail) at the widest spot. Make sense?
Each brand will also vary in sizing (from what I have found) I like to go a size larger then what I measure to avoid being too tight... but then it cant be too lose either.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-28-2008, 12:47 PM
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i also "order up" a size if they are in between... better too big than too small...they might end up looking like this

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Also ask the sales rep if the brand has a reputation for being made a bit bigger or smaller, I think weatherbeeta's are made a bit big.
I always let them know that I'm fitting a bulky quarter horse too, that can also have a bit of an effect.
The sales people are usually really helpful.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-28-2008, 08:08 PM
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I just measured my horse and he measured about 80in. So thankgod they dont charge by size lol. But i need to order him a blanket...since he's never had one. I"ll have to get a winter turn out blanket. and a cooler. Since in march he'll get clipped. Im not sure rele like what kind to get though =/

is weather beater good??? ive never had to order one before. I dont want to pay too too much though. I think i'll check consignement at horsemans outlet

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What type/weight he may need will depend on what your winters are like and how he is housed. I'd go for a med weight and a heavy weight if you live in the "brrr" cold north. Or you could do a liner and a med weight. You need to check a few things like the denier(density i think).. The higher the warmer it will be.

Just poking around in Ebay, here are a few examples.

Kodiak 600D
superior showman
1200 D saxon Nice Denier
McAlister 600D I have one of these, love it.. This seller is very good also.

You just have to figure out what meets your needs. Do a bit of research via Ebay, for instance, to get some info on what is out there. Then figure out what you can afford that will do the job.

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