Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: mountian back woods
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the parts of the blanket?
Horse Blanket Styles & Sizing
The "European" cut is the most common style in turnout blanket designs. They generally do not have a center seam; therefore, they do not follow the contour of the horse's back. The neck line may be slightly higher than American-cut horse clothing, generally making the opening of the neck more narrow. In addition, darts are not used and therefore, blankets are not generally 'fitted' to the horse's rump. Overall, this design provides a "drape" like effect for a more generous fit. This often allows for better coverage and protection against Nature's elements. Most European cut blankets and sheets are sized in 3" increments. Turnout blanket manufacturers like Weatherbeeta & Horseware Ireland favor the European cut.
"American" cut horse clothing is primarily used in the design of stable sheets, stable blankets, dress sheets and custom horse clothing. Providing a more contoured fit compared to the European cut, the American cut provides a center seam and rump darts to ensure a more 'fitted' appearance. Neck opening style and size varies between manufacturers and designs on how low or high they are cut. Warmblood cuts offer a more generous opening to provide more freedom of movement for broad shoulders. Thoroughbred cuts generally offer a more narrow design through the shoulder, but with a cutback neck for higher withers. The drop is much shorter than European-style blankets and does not offer as much coverage to the belly. American-cut horse clothing is sized in 2" increments.
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Last edited by toto; 03-05-2013 at 08:03 PM.