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post #1 of 7 Old 10-14-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Stable and turnout blankets

I got an email from CoCo's previous owner about blanketing. Apparently she doesn't deal with cold and doesn't get much of a winter coat.

She's stalled at night, and turned out during the day. The barn isn't heated. I don't have a ginormous budget for blankets and if I can get them off ebay I will.

Should I get a stable blanket as well as a turnout? Or not? What would be decent blankets without killing my wallet?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-14-2009, 02:27 PM
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Personally, I'd just get a nice turnout. Stable blankets generally aren't water proof and snag easily, so they cannot be used in the field. Turnout blankets can be used in the field as well as in the barn.

I'd go on ebay and look for either a Saxon or a Rambo blanket. These are my favorite brands, personally. I was on there yesterday and found a few of each pretty cheap. I could find the links if you would like. Depending on how cold it gets where you are, I'd say either a medium or heavyweight blanket would suffice. You can always get a medium weight blanket and then a fleece cooler or sleezy to layer underneath on colder days.

I'm in Wisconsin where it's been snowing for the past 3 days already. My boy is going to be getting blanketed quite soon. I have a medium weight Saxon blanket as well as a liner for those cold, windy days.

Hope I helped a little bit. =)

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you can try the layering system, have a quilted blanket underneath and one while in the barn, and when outside have a shell to put on overtop, Its about the same price as buying a full winter blanket. ( remember when they are all inside it does warm up a barn alot so thats why just having a big blanket always is not the best idea)

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Ok awesome. I have noticed that the other horses are getting fuzzy already but she isn't. Plus she did just come up here from the south.

Honestly I don't know how cold it gets here in Indianapolis. This is the first winter I've had here lol.

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I have purchased from this seller on ebay and am happy with the blankets I have received. If you watch closely you will find a good deal with them. Another ID they use is Horselover(not sure of spelling)...

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For my girls, I have all different blankets partially because they are all different sizes and they have different needs.

Ginisee- I use a light weight turnout and a medium weight turnout. She gets extremely cold in the weather here (KS) so I also got her a nice stable blanket to put under her medium weight when it gets too cold. It works nicely. She uses a Weatherbeeta lightweight and an Orican medium weight. The stable sheet is a Shire brand.

Uma- I have a light weight turnout and a medium weight turnout as well. They are both Amigos and they came in a sort of set (they match at least!). I have a stable blanket for her too and use the same method as Ginisee

Demi- a little different. She gets very very cold so I have a light weight (McAllister's), a stable blanket (also MA) and a heavy weight (MA). I put on the light weight and stable blanket to make a medium. haven't had to use the heavy yet.

McAllister's are less expensive but AWESOME blankets. Orican, Amigo, and Weatherbeeta are a little more expensive. I have had the Amigos for two winters now with no rips or anything and the Weatherbeeta nd Orican for about five winters. They have had to be patched of course but nothing else. I've only had the McAllister's for a short period of time so I don't know how they hold up.

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Awesome thanks all! I totally forgot to measure CoCo when I was out at the stable tonight but I will in the morning. I'm thinking I'll get a medium weight turnout and maybe a lightweight stable blanket just in case.

I saw some decently priced Oricans on ebay today.

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