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    06-06-2008, 01:18 PM
  #1
Foal
Whatever happened to Saddle Blankets?

I'm in need of a new saddle blanket.
What I'm looking for is a plain, old-style, western saddle blanket.
Not a high-tech saddle-pad.
Not a horse blanket.
And not the thin-woven things that are commonly being sold these days as saddle blankets but look more like they should be used as a sofa-throw or foot warmer.

Can anyone direct me to a place which still markets old-timey stuff. And preferably, one that has a phone number?

Thanks.
DGW

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    06-06-2008, 01:28 PM
  #2
Showing
Try jeffersequine.com (go to western pads) They have lots of different ones (I didn't quite get what exactly you want). Quality there is pretty decent (fat least for what I got).
     
    06-06-2008, 03:03 PM
  #3
Trained
I know exactly what you are wanting! ........ I just don't know where to get it ... I am having the same problem... I have 2 blankets that my grandpa gave me and I would love to replace them with new ones( they are wearing out) I just can't find any...

I was give 2 saddle blankets as a christmas gift and they are the ones that look like they were brought back from mexico as a tourist gift...not what I was after......

Sorry DGW....If I find some I will let you know.....
     
    06-07-2008, 01:44 AM
  #4
Weanling
http://www.horse.com/Western-Tack/Sa...0-W-WJP04.html

Somethin' like this?
     
    06-07-2008, 12:18 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by HooverH

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Thanks for trying but no, that's not it.
The item pictured is a 3'X5' Mexican throw-rug, or possably a foot warmer. I suppose it would even make a nice blanket for a kid's bed.
I've also seen city folks use them as "decor" to hang on the wall in their "western room".
But whatever it is....it aint a saddle blanket.

Real saddle blankets are made from a single piece of folded material which is (usualy) padded with a thin layer of cotton on the inside....then "quilted" so's it don't bunch-up.
The actual fabric used is a heavy material, kind of like cotton-jeans are made of. For many years, it was available at any fabric store or merchantile and was simply known as "saddle blanket material". I've seen it used to make work jackets. And some upholstery-shops used it for making heavy-duty seat covers for work trucks.

Hope this helps.

DGW..... who is fast becoming a relic of the past.
     
    06-07-2008, 12:24 PM
  #6
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
I know exactly what you are wanting! ........ I just don't know where to get it ... I am having the same problem... I have 2 blankets that my grandpa gave me and I would love to replace them with new ones( they are wearing out) I just can't find any...

I was give 2 saddle blankets as a christmas gift and they are the ones that look like they were brought back from mexico as a tourist gift...not what I was after......

Sorry DGW....If I find some I will let you know.....

Yes, please do.

Thank you!
DGW
     
    06-08-2008, 08:26 AM
  #7
Showing
Personally I like the 100% wool blankets for their wicking ability and quality. For all day riding I use a 1” pad like this one: http://www.horse.com/Western-Tack/Sa...Pad-WIR30.html but if you are looking for just a blanket I’ve gotten some nice ones from ebay – try here: http://sporting-goods.search.ebay.co...Z1QQsofocusZbs that is a search for “wool” western saddle pads. It will have a good number of foam and gel pads (which I avoid) but there is a good selection of quality blankets as well.
     
    06-08-2008, 11:31 PM
  #8
Trained


This is the better one of my "old" saddle blankets....as you can see it is dying :( It is thin compared to a standard saddle pad. It is actually a blanket thickness...and the quilting on this one is just circular so the thin padding doesn't get bunchy.

Is this kind of what you are looking for?
     
    06-09-2008, 06:12 AM
  #9
Showing
We are fortunate to have a local saddle maker that carries a lot of cowboy stuff. They don't have a web site, but the name is Hunn Leather 316-775-6300 I'm sure they would be happy to email you photos of what they have and ship if you find one you like. They do have an assortment of the type you are talking about. They are really nice folks and would be glad to help you out.
     
    06-09-2008, 06:42 AM
  #10
Showing
If you ask for pics, could you share them, please? I'm getting interested too. :)
     

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