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crimsonsky 11-07-2012 07:21 PM

turnout blankets/sheets?
what is your favorite turnout blanket or sheet and why? how long have you used it? if you don't mind sharing, how much did it cost? do you feel it fits true to size or does it run large or small? anything and everything you can tell me is great!

poppy1356 11-09-2012 08:08 AM

I love Saxon blankets, or really anything they make. Saxon is owned by Weatherbeeta but much cheaper. I have two blankets currently by them and one Weatherbeeta. The saxon fits better I think, true to size, sits higher in front so it doesn't restrict front leg movement.

I have the 600d medium weight, bought used for $40. And I also have the 1200d 300g heavy that I paid $80 brand new last year.

Buy the 1200 though. I thought I could get away with the 600 since my girl is very easy on all her stuff. Within a week she put a hole in it :evil: some fabric glue and we were back in business though. I think she rubbed on the shed, definately was not a bite mark. But other than that no more scratches or holes.

I would like a few more spares and if they aren't a good enough price at auction I will be buying more new Saxon blankets.

gypsygirl 11-09-2012 08:09 AM

i agree on the saxons, and they are pretty cheap at stateline right now !

goneriding 11-09-2012 09:10 AM

Brookside medium weight 1200 denier, love them and have had them for years. $150.00. Fit is a tad gracious which is nice. The only replacement in the past ten years is the rear leg straps for about ten bucks, they stretch and after a while they get too stretched.

goneriding 11-09-2012 09:15 AM

crimsonsky 11-09-2012 12:50 PM

thanks! i've owned two brands of blankets in all the years i've had my horses - weatherbeeta and bucas. the bucas has held up REALLY well but they're certainly not cheap for the initial investment. :/ the weatherbeetas did fine so long as the horses weren't rough with them in which case they didn't do so well and i'd be replacing them in a month.

i'll look into the saxon as if they're weatherbeeta made but more cost effective maybe i wouldn't feel so bad about them being beaten up. thanks for the link to that brookside blanket as well! :)

chukka 05-03-2013 07:08 PM

I have never been happier with a blanket. This one is a fantastic fit in that the gussets are not only forward, but are set higher, allowing the shoulders complete freedom of movement! My horse is a TB Her other blankets and sheets were restricting her shoulders, with gussets that are too low and/or set behind the shoulders. She can move at her absolute best when wearing this blanket. It also has a wonderful fit around the neck. No drooping in front, with plenty of give for grazing. I can see that my horse is quite happy in this blanket. This is definitely the nicest blanket in my barn
Horze Royal Equus Mid-Season Rug | Horze Outdoor Blankets

Delfina 05-03-2013 07:27 PM

Rambo's are my favorite.

They do not however hold up to a mouthy horse when your BO leaves their blanket draped over their stall door. I had Rambo confetti....

I couldn't afford another so I have a bunch of Amigos and I *like* them but not as much as my poor Rambo!

plomme 05-05-2013 02:14 AM

I used Rambos and Amigos and they're wonderful - I've paid from $100 for a stable sheet to $400 for the Duo system. The Duo wasn't a very good idea for me based on how I care for my horse, but it's probably ideal for a lot of people (I ended up really just using the shell). My horse is a troublemaker but has yet to destroy any of these blankets, even the Amigo Hero 6, which is a miracle. He has come in with bite marks from his arch nemesis on his skin but the blankets are intact.

My friend has mid-weight Weatherbeeta turnouts that are really nice.

roanypony 05-05-2013 05:57 PM

I only buy Weatherbeeta. I literally bought my first one 9 years ago and the dang thing it still 100% waterproof with regular yearly washes. I unfortunately have not had such good luck with the Saxons as some of you others have...won't ever spend $ on one of those again. I have no experience with any other brands of blankies since I'm very partial to Weatherbeeta. All of mine have held up to the rough MN weather.

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