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post #1 of 14 Old 03-20-2010, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Need opinions on lightweight blankets...

So I'm in the market for a lightweight turnout blanket for Lacey, a waterproof sheet really. She's going to be coming to my camp with me this summer and her paddock will have no shelter, and when it rains in the summer she turns into a real wuss. She shivers and shakes unless she has something to keep the rain off. So therefore, I'm looking for another perfect blanket for her. Haha

I've found a few things that I kinda like but if someone else wants to help me find stuff, by all means go for it!
She's a size 68 but her winter blanket was a 69 and it was a little big but it got the job done with no rubs. Her winter blanket is a WeatherBeeta and I LOVE it. It didn't rub her at all and I didn't have any issues with it shifting or anything. The only thing I didn't like was that the back leg straps were too long and they couldn't be made shorter since the elastic part of the strap was so long. She didn't have any issues getting caught though so it was alright.

I'm looking to spend no more that $80, including shipping. I want it to be either pink, purple or light "fern" green, or plaid of some kind, but I'm open to other cute options. I'd really prefer cute stuff but as long as it gets the job done, I can't really complain.

So far I'm looking at:

Centaur 600D Turnout Sheet and Light Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

TuffRider 600D Fleece Lnd Pony T/O and Light Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

Tuffrider 600D Plaid Pony Turnout Sheet and Light Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

Saxon 600 Standard Neck Lite and Light Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

WB Genero LW Standard Neck TO and Light Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

WeatherBeeta Pony Standard Neck Lite and Light Weight Turnout Horse Blankets*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

And I'm really leaning towards the last three, I'm especially loving the very last one.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-20-2010, 07:16 PM
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I just bought Frida her whole Spring/Summer blankets. I fell in love with TurtleNeck blankets by Paint Rock designs. I purchased the fly sheet, mud turnout, and the rain sheet. They fit her (she's an arabX) unlike any other blankets I have and the rain sheet is such high quality, I know it will keep her super dry. For winter blankets I have the Rhino Wugs in LW, MW, and HW plaids. Everyone teases me at the barn and says Frida should be on the cover of Vanity Fair, lol.

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This is her lightweight rhino wug:




Oh and I definitely didn't pay full price for any of her blankets. I would google as many shops as you can and find the cheapest prices. Ebay is great too.

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post #3 of 14 Old 03-20-2010, 09:17 PM
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Kainne and Buddy both have all Weatherbeeta blankets (both lite and mid) and we love them! I have seen extra straps available for sale if the hind leg straps are too long..I imagine they probably come in different sizes. You could look into that =)

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I loove the saxons, they are really really heavy duty. I've had mine for 5 years now. I just sold one just like the one in the link for dirt cheap on ebay, it was a 69" too
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Bummer. I've got a lightly used purple and black waterproof lightweight for sale, but it's a 72". It's got a tiny(like 1 inch) tear on the left shoulder), but was only used for 2 weeks.
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I loove the saxons, they are really really heavy duty. I've had mine for 5 years now. I just sold one just like the one in the link for dirt cheap on ebay, it was a 69" too
Dang! I'm sure I'll find the perfect blanket once I actually have the money. haha

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Bummer. I've got a lightly used purple and black waterproof lightweight for sale, but it's a 72". It's got a tiny(like 1 inch) tear on the left shoulder), but was only used for 2 weeks.
Sad day! Yeah, Lacey had a little blanket tearing mishap a few weeks ago and while I was fixing her blanket she had to wear a 72 and she was literally swimming in it. =/ That is a bummer.




So does anybody have any opinions yay or nay for the blankets I posted? Any under $80 suggestions? And I definitely will be looking everywhere for the best deals! None of this paying full price for something junk. Heehee

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I absolutely love Weatherbeeta blankets. Ginisee has had hers for 7 years now and they have held up great! A few patches here and there but that's to be expected as the blanket ages.

Uma wears Amigo blankets and those have held up really well, too.

I got Demi a set of McAllisters blankets. They have held up well, but I have only had them for this winter. They are really affordable though!

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post #9 of 14 Old 03-22-2010, 05:50 PM
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I would avoid any blanket that's less then 1000D (denier). 600Ds rip waaaaay too easily for even my non rambunctious ponies. Sheets are on sale now, you can find some really great deals!
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-22-2010, 09:12 PM
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For my arab I got a Weatherbeeta Orcan sheet. I never had any problems with the waterproofing on it and because it has the extra mesh lining it seems to be perfect during the spring/fall. So far I've used it 3 or 4 years on her for a fair number of months each year, and there are no tears or breaks or anything. Very durable. I think mine was 100 dollars, but I had to pay extra to get a pony size because the only places that sold them were the more expensive places.
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