What brand works beat for you?
(most durable, warmest, water proof, etc)
The higher the denier the more waterproof usually, I like deniers at least 1200... my favourite rug has a denier of 2000
What does "grams" mean?
(in the ads for them it says 100 grams of fill)
Grams is how much fill it has - it usually goes no fill for just a rain sheet, 100 grams is similar to a jute rug or autumn, 200 - 300 is a winter weight for colder places...
What's the best material/ mix of materials to have in a blanket?
Fabric varies but I like a cotton lining a a decent canvas rug
How do you know what blanket is best for your horse?
Usually experience - you learn what fits and doesnt slip...
How do you know if it's a good fit?
Its snug but doesnt pull, cover them to the tail... doesnt slip...
What's a reasonable price for a blanket?
I pay up to 250 for a cover as a rule (Nz Dollars) but depend on the weight - I would expect to pay more for a winter weight cover..
In NZ we have our horse out a lot 24/7 so we tend to have alot of rugs... I have a rain sheet, 100 gram, 220 gram, 300 gram, canvas jute and thermal line, as well as a couple of weighted cotton summer sheets...
Some good brands (Not sure if you have them there) are Weatherbeta, Zilco or shires... Also love Mark todd ones!
Seperates are usually slightley more expensive but tend to save the mame
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