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    10-28-2008, 10:05 AM
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Foal
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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    10-28-2008, 10:41 AM
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Most blankets you measure from center chest to center bumm(or mid tail) at the widest spot. Make sense?
     
    10-28-2008, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Appyt    
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 can't be too lose either.
     
    10-28-2008, 01:47 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I also "order up" a size if they are in between... better too big than too small...they might end up looking like this
     
    10-28-2008, 04:05 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks friends!!!!
     
    10-28-2008, 08:18 PM
  #6
Weanling
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.
     
    10-28-2008, 09:08 PM
  #7
Weanling
I just measured my horse and he measured about 80in. So thankgod they don't 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??? I've never had to order one before. I don't want to pay too too much though. I think i'll check consignement at horsemans outlet
     
    10-28-2008, 10:53 PM
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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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