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    12-04-2011, 09:41 PM
Stable blankets under turnouts?

(Sorry if this has been discussed. I did a quick search but didn't see anything.)

Has anyone used stable blankets under their turnouts? We're shopping for a medium weight (~200 gram fill) turnout blanket, and they are just really expensive for our budget at the moment. (We're trying to get moved, and found we're pregnant.)

But I found a medium weight stable blanket that's within our budget ( I can even buy a few! LOL.) Has anyone used them under their lighter weight turnouts?

Thanks in advance :)
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    12-04-2011, 09:56 PM
Green Broke
I have put stable rugs under turnouts before.Just make sure the stable rug fits realy well and that you remove both rugs every day to check the horse and reposition it to prevent pressure sores
    12-04-2011, 10:04 PM
Yes, I used to do it all the time on freshly clipped horses or in really cold weather. I've been known to layer a stable sheet, stable blanket and turnout in really nasty weather.

Just make sure the stable blanket is a good fit, and adjust the straps a little snugger for under the turnout than you would if the horse were up.

If your stable blankets come fitted with leg straps, that's even better.
    12-04-2011, 10:23 PM
Thanks for the input guys :). It doesn't get super cold down here, but it is known to get into the 20's, and its always wet/rainy when its that cold.

They current have tough-1 turnout sheets (the windbreaker thin ones) and I just didn't think those would be warm enough for being out in the elements on super cold days. They have almost completely inclosed stalls inside the barn, so they don't have to be out in the elements all the time. But for example this week it will be in the low 30's, but in the mid 50's during the day. And raining :( So its to gross to really have them out. Anyways, neither here nor there, lol. But I hate them being up 24/7 for a week at a time, but don't want them getting chilled either.
    12-04-2011, 10:29 PM
Green Broke
Sorry but I don't do farenheight, only celcius.

My lad currently has a HW turnout on and it is generly -1 or -2C first thing in the morning and gets up to around 5C at midday.

I only double rug him (fleece and HW turn out) if it is getting below -8C regularly.
    12-04-2011, 11:03 PM
25 degrees F is about -3/-4 C. So generally the same plan I am thinking. Is your horse inside a barn or outdoors? What type of difference do you think that makes?
    12-04-2011, 11:06 PM
Green Broke
He is out during the day and in a stable at night.

I actualy rug heavier in a stable as he can't move around as much and get warm that way. Often in the field if horses get cold they will have a mad 5 mins and warm up but in a stable they can't
    12-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Ohh! That makes sense! Do you find the stable rugs hold up to horses that roll a lot in the stalls?
    12-04-2011, 11:09 PM
Green Broke
If you buy a decent one. My lad is an eternal mud monster and his stable looks like a hurricane went through it every morning. He has only killed 1 rug so far and it was a cheap crappy one I picked up 2nd hand because I didnt have a rug in his size.
    12-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Ok, good. I have one that is a rough stall horse, and worry about that. Thanks for the input.

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