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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Back again! Wanting to see how others think these stable blankets fit. From Big Dee's, Highland Midweight Stable Blankets size 80. I feel like they fit pretty well, but want to make sure they aren't too small. The surcingles are basically let out as far as they can go and are not elastic, but...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just purchased 2 Horze High Neck Turnout Sheets for my horses and I have very little experience with blanketing at all, but I think they're possibly too big? Or could I have them adjusted wrong or something? They seem decent everywhere but the neck which is gaping open. I have no clue lol they...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! How do I clean a saddle pad? Every time I've cleaned a saddle pad I've just sprayed it off and brushed off the hair with a metal curry comb. And left it out the sun to dry. It that okay? I don't want to ruin my saddle pad.
  4. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    $35 - Has some rust on the buckles but is in great condition. has not been dry cleaned but vacuumed to get most of the hair removed. has a monogram on left hip- could be removed or be replaced. great quality! shipping will depend on distance.
  5. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I am totally new to Appaloosas - am I correct in considering my new rescue gelding an Appaloosa? Is the a way to tell if he is only Appaloosa or if there is something else? I have no background info on him. What is the exact name for his pattern? He is 4 years old and 14hh, is he likely...
  6. Horse Talk
    Looking to buy a waterproof turnout sheet for my horse for rainy days to keep him dry. I have a tough-1 and it's pretty much junk. I had to waterproof it myself and it doesn't do that great of a job also is super thin and could tear easy. Soooo..............what turnout sheets do you like and...
  7. Horse Grooming
    I am short at 5'1 and my horse is probably 14.3-15 hands and a normal/smaller build my saddle measures 23 x 23 inches at the edge of the skirt. I want a saddle pad that does not HUGE under it and covers up my whole horse to his but! What is a good size pad for trail riding? Is it 2in...
  8. Horse Tack Reviews
    I am wanting to get my horse a rain or turnout sheet that is waterproof for the rainy season. Does anybody have one that has worked really well for them and is actually waterproof? Or ones that really stink?!
  9. New to Horses
    I've been poking around on this subject for a while... I live in northern MA, and my barn turns out until the temperature drops to about 15˚F. Would an unclipped Belgian-QH cross (she grows a heavy winter coat) be sustainable to be turned out unblanketed in the winter? Or if she is to be...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Wondering if you have used the Abrazo Hug winter blankets? I just bought one for my horse and am not very happy with it. I know it buckles different than a usual blanket but it seems so big and odd. Have any tips or tricks or maybe even just how you adjust or use your blanket would help a...
  11. Horse Health
    My horse grows a pretty thick coat in the winter so I rarely feel the need to blanket him, and he is also kept indoors at all time except for an hour or so turnout. So, I was just wondering what some of you thought about when it is too cold for a horse not to have a blanket on. Just bare...
  12. Horse Talk
    Okay, so add another blanketing question to the pile…. :-) <Post in a nutshell: Yearling filly injured and went to vet for four weeks, concerned the fluorescent lights kept her coat from growing, should I blanket her since she is on stall rest right now?> Here is the background and more info…...
  13. Horse Health
    I have a gelding that's on 24/7 turnout. I'm going to buy him some blankets this winter so I don't have to spend as much time grooming the mud off him. I like the idea of belly bands so the girth area stays clean as well. However, I've heard that mud/water/pee gets under the belly band and makes...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Well, it's that time of year when the blanket comes off and needs to be stored. I'm pondering the best way to do it. The local laundry forbids horse blankets, unfortunately; so I'm wondering -- what's your best practice when it comes to cleaning horse blankets? I'm thinking of laying it out...
  15. Horse Grooming
    So, my horse and I have finally found our niche in the horse world-jumping! I started taking jumping lessons and was very happy to find out that my horse has a lot of talent in it. Although, then every time I worked her I felt terrible. Why? Because I live in Phoenix AZ where it's already been...
  16. Horse Training
    So the horse I'm currently working with is quite green, and is afraid of things being put on his back. The owner had once forgotten how green he was, and plopped a saddle on his back, which is apparently the cause of his fear. When I first started working with him, it took me a good five...
  17. Other Pets
    Hi all! I take my dog everywhere with me. He's a big boy and has a decent coat, but if I'm just sitting around or ring riding he gets cold just laying around and will start to shake. I'd really like to get him a blanket not a coat. Like the ones that Weatherbeeta make. I love them, I was...
  18. New to Horses
    This is my first winter owning a horse. We live in Southern California, where is almost never gets below 40 degrees or so, but is very windy and rainy in the winter. My thin-skinned (metaphorically and literally!) thoroughbred has no winter coat. We don't clip her, she just hasn't grown a...
  19. Horse Health
    I always blanket my horses in cold weather, since in Texas its really uncommon. Well I have a six month old colt, who I haven't blanketed. His dam and the other mare in the pasture wear their blankets when it's below 45 degrees. They aren't heavy heavy blankets. Anyways, the colt hasn't been...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm thinking of getting this blanket for my new morgan gelding!!! Shedrow 1200D Traditional Plaid Shell | BLS0157 | Greenhawk Has anyone used it before? What did you think? Would you recommend it? Thanks!
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