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post #1 of 6 Old 09-16-2009, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Polo Wraps,Blankets

Yet another question: This winter I would like to blanket my horse I have a well fitting rain sheet that I would like to use but I need to add more warmth for it so how can I do that? Can I make something or what kind of fleece blanket should I buy? It is very impotant the blanket does not rub my gelding has sensitive skin (I hate this). I also have a old winter blanket I might use but it had patches sewn everwhere but I might try.


I bought some polo wraps for no reason but what should I use them for I would like to use them they are brand new?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-16-2009, 01:23 AM
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You can use the polo wraps for anything, really. I like to ride in them, my horse has a tendency to catch her legs with her hoofs and cuts herself up pretty regularly. They also give just a tad more support.

As far as the blanket, I would just get a waterproof winter blanket. There are some online sites that have great sales, and eBay is a great place to find a good deal.

And as far as the rubbing, have you considered a shoulder guard? I'm assuming the blankets rub either on his chest or on his withers, and a shoulder guard will prevent both. It's just a tighter-fitting sleazy, and it's made to prevent rubbing. =]

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hey I have decided not to blanket him we have tried the blanket thing before and he threw it off every time so I just ride him a little lighter to keep the sweat off and is there any tricks to help his coat shed out?

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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hope nobody mines that I bump this up. I would like some more input on blankets I might put my old blanket with the rain sheet over top. Should he is a show horse and would it help his coat?

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I used to use polos, but in the end they got way too fiddly and annoying to have to put on and off, re-wrap them, keep them free from *****les, etc. I stick to boots now, so much easier and far less hassle and worry about damaging tendons. A polo wrap that isn't put on properly and cause shocking injury to tendons, even the slightest bit of difference in pressure can cause issues. Only time I use polos now is white ones for selling a horse on the sale video, or when you need to go out and look flashy for a presentation at a comp or something.
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