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    10-05-2009, 12:24 PM
  #1
Foal
Turn-out Rugs

Does anyone have any raves about a turn-out blanket that they just absolutely could not live without? Looking for something for a horse that is unclipped and out 24/7, 365 days a year w/o shelter. Recommendations would be appreciated!
     
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    10-05-2009, 03:15 PM
  #2
Started
W/o shelter? No horse should be without shelter esp in the winter. You can make one for a few hundred bucks.

My mare is out 24/7 w/ stall access and I've used saxons (weatherbeata) and they are great. Make sure its waterproof, not waterresistant.
     
    10-05-2009, 05:14 PM
  #3
Weanling
The Rhino brand is fantastic. I bought a no-name blanket last year for my horse for around $35 though and it lasted all winter and I'll probably use it this winter too. I would try to get something with a rip-stop material on the outside, especially if your horse is good at destroying his clothing.
     
    10-05-2009, 08:17 PM
  #4
Weanling
If you don't clip and your horse grows a thick winter coat you don't really need one, especially since you live in NC. I live in Minnesota and only put a blanket on my horse when it gets around -40 degrees with wind chill. The only reasons you put on blankets are these:
-your horse is old or young
-your horse has a hard time gaining winter weight
-you clip your horse or they don't grow in a thick enough winter coat
-it's freakin' cold out! Haha
     
    10-06-2009, 12:52 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks for the responses - my gelding grows a thick drafty coat in winter. He lives in South Carolina where the winters are very mild. If there is snow or ice (rarely) he comes in, but reluctantly. There are small shelters to get out of the weather but he, for some reason, doesn't mind standing out in the rain. For the first six years of his life he lived outdoors. It took awhile to get him used to the idea of getting in a stall for feedings. Thanks for your help - there are so many varieties of blankets from $35 to $300. He is out with one other horse, so chewing each others blankets shouldn't be much of an issue.
     
    10-06-2009, 01:24 PM
  #6
Foal
My "cant be without" rugs are all from the Horsewear Range : Rambo, Rhino and Amigo - I have never had any problems with leaky seams and they are durable. They also come in light, medium and heavy weight fillings - some with high necks too (the "wug" range) - just love them :)
     
    10-07-2009, 09:05 AM
  #7
Foal
Thanks, I will check them out.
     
    10-07-2009, 10:21 AM
  #8
Yearling
Hello Chevy'sMom!
I just purchased 2 blakents from Schneiders.
I got one Heavy weight 1200 Denier and one Medium weight 1200 denier.
They are both waterproof and they each less than $70.00.
The are awesome blankets and I was really impressed with their quality for the price they were.
The heavy weight is called "Stormshield Classic Euro"
The medium weight is called "Tekno-Fleece Euro"
They are so cozy inside you just want to crawl inside and curl up..hehe!
Hope that helps!!! Oh- the catalog also tells what body type or breed the blankets best fit. Or you can call and talk to customeer service!
Half Pass
     

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