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post #1 of 6 Old 12-16-2012, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Layering Blankets That Aren't Meant For Eachother

Well, my horse managed to rip his heavyweight (That I put on him for the first time today..) and I decided FORGET THIS, I wanna buy a stable blanket and throw my sheet over it.

I was wondering if this would work. I don't see why it wouldn't, but then I was thinking.. With all those straps and hooks, I could definitely see it being dangerous.. But my Thoroughbred has very thin hair and is a very hard keeper.

My sheet only has 1 belly strap thing (Sorry for my lack of words..) but isn't a belly band, if that makes sense.

Any input would be nice! And suggestions!
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-16-2012, 10:24 PM
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Many people layer. Some people go a little overboard and will put up to 5 layers on a horse.

Just ensure all blankets fit properly and you should be fine.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-17-2012, 12:00 AM
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As long as it all fits well its fine. You may have to adjust the buckles to acommodate for the padding. Be sure to crisscross your leg straps or weave them.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-17-2012, 12:37 AM
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Make sure the stable blanket is completely covered by the sheet. Otherwise it will collect water when it rains and wick it in under the sheet to get your horse all wet.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 AM
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I always use the stable blanket under my rainsheet when it gets cold. I've had no problems, but make sure they both fit properly.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-17-2012, 04:42 AM
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Yeah I've layered.

Many rugs don't even have surcingle straps so it's hardly necessary - unless it doesn't have leg straps in which case I personally wouldn't use it outdoors.
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