Turnout Blanket Frustration.
When I ordered a turnout blanket for my horse, I was under the impression that it would keep her dry and warm when it rained.
I bought a Tough-1 Storm Buster Bellywrap Blanket about a month or so ago and got the first chance to use it in the rain today (I put it on her in the cold and it kept her warm so I was happy with that). I went to go check on her after about 4 hours. I put my hand under the blanket and she was SOAKED. She was shivering like crazy and completely miserable. When I took her blanket off, 90% of her body was wet. The blanket was soaked through. I know this was not a stable blanket, every website I've looked at has it listed as a turnout. I found a description from a Tough-1 catalog that says it's water repellant.
Needless to say, I am very aggravated, my horse was miserable. This can't be normal, right? I know that it's not an expensive blanket, but it's the best that I could afford. I just thought it'd be better than this. Should I ask for a refund?