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post #1 of 15 Old 03-05-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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What are these things called? (see pics)

I inherited these horse items from a horse-riding relative of mine. What are these 2 things called?
They are not exactly alike. The first item is much thicker than the second one.

Note that the above item has a white wool-like material around the neck area. Not visible in the picture is the same white, wool-like material around the buttocks area.


Note that the item below is somewhat "see-through". You can see the background through the material.

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-05-2013, 06:35 PM
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Looks like a stable blanket and a cooler to me.
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Blankets, rugs, coolers. Basically, a jacket for the horse. They come in varying weights, sizes, materials for different conditions, just like a human's jacket selection.
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The second one looks like a fly sheet.
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The first is a blanket. The second is a fly sheet.
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post #6 of 15 Old 03-05-2013, 07:44 PM
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I'm guessing your not a horse person? ;)

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the parts of the blanket?

Horse Blanket Styles & Sizing

European 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 Sizing

"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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I'm guessing your not a horse person? ;)
Garage sale, I bet. LOL
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Blanket and fly sheet. Could be for a horse, or maybe a pony depending on the size of them.
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I like horses, and rode a few when I was a child. I definitely have much to learn about horses!
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