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post #1 of 6 Old 03-23-2011, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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This winter I've had 3 different blankets on Lakota...and he managed to destroy all 3. The first one was a Weatherbeeta(used)which lasted 3 months. The next one was a blanket off EBay for $60 that was 1200d...that one lasted 2 weeks. The third blanket was a Polar with a bellyband(my trainer's old one, in really good condition). It lasted about 3 days. He's out with 2 other horses but there's no trees in his pasture but still he manages to literally rip them to shreds. I was looking at this blnket and it sounds pretty good, plus it has a 2 year-warranty. If I'm going to spend this much on a blanket, I wanna make sure you guys think its worth it.

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if your willing to spend that kind of money on a blanket I would go with a rambo, they tend to hold up to abuse pretty well

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if your willing to spend that kind of money on a blanket I would go with a rambo, they tend to hold up to abuse pretty well
Does Rambo gaurentee their blankets? That's my big concern.

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Turtlenecks are a great blanket - good quality for the price. The one blanket comes with a rip-proof guarantee.... If you think of how much you spend in repairs and new blankets, and then the price of a Turtleneck with its two year guarantee.... You'll probably find the turtleneck is more economical.
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Have you ever watched the other horses in the pasture with him? Do they help with the blanket abuse? If so you may think of spraying some kind of equine safe "no chew" solution on the blanket. May take fencing into consideration too. You may want to look into a blanket that has a 1600+ d material. Hard to find but are worth it for blanket abusers!

Edit- forgot to look at the link! Lol I do like the blanket you have picked out. You can't beat the denier count and warranty!
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Turtlenecks are a great blanket - good quality for the price. The one blanket comes with a rip-proof guarantee.... If you think of how much you spend in repairs and new blankets, and then the price of a Turtleneck with its two year guarantee.... You'll probably find the turtleneck is more economical.
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That's what I was thinking, I figured if he was able to tear the Turtleneck, I could get another one under the warranty.

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Have you ever watched the other horses in the pasture with him? Do they help with the blanket abuse? If so you may think of spraying some kind of equine safe "no chew" solution on the blanket. May take fencing into consideration too. You may want to look into a blanket that has a 1600+ d material. Hard to find but are worth it for blanket abusers!

Edit- forgot to look at the link! Lol I do like the blanket you have picked out. You can't beat the denier count and warranty!
I've never seen the other horses chewing on it and I don't think he rubs against the fence becasue its electric. I think he just plays too rough cause he's just like a little kid.

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