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starlinestables 11-29-2009 06:30 PM

Potential Blanket Problem
I have a boarder who wants her horse's blanket put on at 40 degrees and below which is fine. The problem that arises is that she only has a stable blanket to be applied in the stall.

Obviously her stable blanket isn't going to hold up to the outside, but she doesn't have enough money to buy a turn out blanket. Her horse is already on the hot side and would go insane if left inside. Her horse isn't a show horse by any means so I'm not sure what her plan is.

I do charge for 24 hr stall care unless the weather is bad. ($2 a day extra).

Can anyone suggest a reasonable solution?

western walking horse 11-29-2009 06:32 PM

has she been there a while if so give her a present

bubblegum 11-29-2009 07:24 PM

try and get a second hand rug, or make one, they are pretty easy to make but you should be able to find a second hand one or one in a bargain bin, they wouldnt be that pricey, i can get second hand ones in ireland from about 20 euro, which is about 18 dollars i think

Wallaby 11-29-2009 07:29 PM

If she got a light rain sheet (which can be super cheap) she could cover the stable blanket with that...

thunderhooves 11-29-2009 11:10 PM

^^^ good idea. Here is a sheet on ebay. Its $0.99 right now, its a size 81, and you have to bid on it.
81" 1200D Rain Sheet Waterproof Horse Turnout BEST!!!! - eBay (item 180436690236 end time Nov-30-09 19:12:00 PST)

you can find cheap sheet in a lot of places. if she has an extra $50 she could prbably find a good quality one.

My Beau 11-30-2009 01:19 PM

nevermind. misread ;)

sillybunny11486 11-30-2009 01:46 PM

I only used stable blankets on my first horse, because he was kept inside with bad weather, adn stalled over nite so it wasnt a really problem. The only issue I had was when my horse would roll in puddles, the staff would change his blanket (I had two) and wash the dirty one for me.

I know people who only blanket at night when it gets really cold in the barn and the horse is stalled, it cant move around to keep warm.

Lobelia Overhill 11-30-2009 04:11 PM

There are some very cheap turn-out rugs available online ...

simplysouthern 12-07-2009 02:09 PM

When I was a broke college student somewhere really cold for the first time, my guy ended up wearing a 20 year old turn out rug that my trainer had in storage "just in case" somebody needed it until I was able to buy my own.

Ask around, some people (myself included) end up hoarding horsie stuff for the "just in cases"

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