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post #11 of 15 Old 03-16-2008, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by mayfieldk
Haha! It's never a bad thing to want the best for your horse.
That blanket looks alright... the price makes me wary (I'm a believer in you get what you pay for) but it's 1200 Denier, so it shouldn't rip on you (don't look at anything under 1000, lol or they'll EAT IT.). I'm a girl who likes brands (amigo, wooo hehe) BUT, there are some quality items that are no-namers, and that doesn't look like a bad buy at all. AND it's a heavyweight
Good luck!
It was $130, reduced down to $50 for clearance... does this make a difference?
Where can I look for Amigo stuff?
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-16-2008, 03:06 AM
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Sometimes clearance is good... Sometimes not. (if they have a lot of stock and need to get rid of it... why didn't it sell in the first place? ^^;}
Here's my secret: If you go to google, and click the 'shopping' tag at the top left (like the image search) you can type in 'amigo heavyweight' or 'weatherbetta' (also good. STAY AWAY FROM TUFFRIDER! lol) It will search every website it can find selling that product--I got my amigo heavy weight for 80.00 on sale!!!
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-28-2008, 10:08 PM
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I think it would be a good idea. I just started blanketing my horses this winter. Make sure you measure them to find their size and buy a high quality WATERPROOF blanket. My horse is 10 and she had no problem at all. Im not going to blanket in the spring of fall though because they do need to grow somewhat of a coat.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-29-2008, 03:26 AM
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We got like 4 of those same blankets this year and I love them my horse has no extra hair and they have wide gussets so there no rubbing
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post #15 of 15 Old 03-29-2008, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mayfieldk
Blankets are tricky, because most horses don't need one. They are happier in colder weather, and their hair does a better job of keeping them warm then most blankets.
Consider this: The weather gets REALLY cold, and you bought a lightweight or medium blanket because you want to help your horse out 'just a little' and it makes you feel better. She has a good coat, so she doesn't need a heavy weight, right? Your horse keeps it's body warm by trapping heat between it's body and it's hair--that's why they look extra fuzzy on cold days. Their ability to stay warm depends on how much of their coat can fuzz out, pretty much. When it gets seriously cold and you have a lightweight or medium weight blanket on your horse, the only thing you accomplish is to make your horse cold. Lighter blankets in cold weather do not help; they push the horse's coat down so that the horse cannot insulate himself. And relying on a lightweight blanket in freezing cold weather does them no good!
Lightweight and mediumweight blankets are good for mild weather on a show horse with a light coat or one that is clipped. If you are thinking of getting your horse a coat to minimize her own fluffyness, or to make grooming easier, you should get a heavyweight--amigo heavyweights run cheaper then most, and they are still a top-notch blanket. If you are thinking about getting your horse a blanket because you 'feel bad', there's nothing to worry about as long as she has somewhere to get out of the wind. Horses are happy without one, and safer (nothing to catch on them) too!
Hope this helped. Good luck!
I agree 100 percent we just got a horse in for training who wasnt blanketed but she already had her winter coat so we didn't blanket I think she perfered it that was
The only horse I blanket are my show horses and my horses that are in heavy winter training
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