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  1. Horse Health
    I live in Southern Kentucky & I want to know everyone's preferences when it comes to blanketing. We have always had Quarter Horse's that are very easy keepers. They puff up like cotton balls in the winter and have never had trouble going without a blanket. An obstacle that we have is barbed wire...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Moving my horse to be on 24/7 turn out (with run ins) and I am looking for advice on how to make this a smooth transition for her. When I first got her she was on ALMOST 24/7 turn out however it has been about 6 years since then. I usually never blanket her in the winter because she grows such...
  3. Horse Health
    I live in a part of Nevada where it gets pretty cold but hardly snows. Right now it has been cold and snowing for about 48 hours straight and the wind is starting to pick up. They live in a medium sized pen where mud puddles easily form and stay for days even with sunny weather and have no...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I need help with types of blanket/rug.:pinkunicorn: Can anyone write up a list of rugs and blanket and their uses? What is the best type of rug/blanket for general purpose, all weather? Want is the difference between a rug and blanket. What are the basic types of rugs and blankets that everyone...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! (sorry, not sure if this counts as tack, but I wasn't sure where to put it under). So I just got a new horse, and he seems really enjoy destroying his flysheet. I've always just used the Amigo deluxe flysheet, but my last horse was a lot nicer to it. Any suggestions on a durable flysheet...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi! I never had this problem in my old location (I moved last year to this icy, cold island) but I was wondering about what to do in the case of subzero temps when the horses are shedding out. My mare is starting to shed out with vigour and I'm a little nervous since we're still experiencing...
  7. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    I have been holding on to these blankets in the vain hope that I will have a horse again, but it's time to let go. (It's weird how attached I've gotten to a bunch of blankets I will never use again...) I'm trying to buy a house and am scrambling to get some last minute down payment money, so...
  8. Horse Grooming
    I live in Alberta, Canada and during our winters it can get extremely cold. Last year we even got down to -55°Celcius, I think we averaged out to about -27°C for most of the winter. My mare grows extremely thick winter coats and I will blanket her during the blizzards and if she needs it. But...
  9. Horse Grooming
    Hi, I was wondering if you can completely stop blanketing in a horse who has pretty much been blanketed its whole life, as I am not too keen on blanketing, I just think it's unnecessary and unnatural whilst the horse has perfectly good natural oils in its fur to keep him both cool and warm. If...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My Arab is 23 years old, and pretty thin. I had her blanketed most of last winter, and she was fine until the weather hit 40 below zero. She started to shiver pretty good then. Anyway. I'm in the market for a new blanket for her. She wears a 72" blanket. I was wondering if anyone had a...
  11. 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...
  12. Horse Talk
    My horses sizes are 84 and they are 15.3hh tall and than my 17hh boy is 86-87. Is this normal? What is everyone else's horses blanket/height sizes?
  13. Horse Health
    I heard that blankets smash down horse's coats (which normally fluff up to trap in heat), therefore leaving them colder than they would have been without it. However, I'd like to blanket my horse next winter to make grooming easier for both of us. He lives out 24/7 (with access to shelter) and...
  14. Horse Health
    As a rule I don't blanket my horses.... ever... I have one heavy wieght blanket for emergancies. And then 4light wieght stable blankets. This morning the white mare was shivering. I grained them came back to check and shes shaking more. So I throw a medium blanket on her.... And then throw a...
  15. Horse Health
    So, I'm not sure if this completely fits in this category, but I think it does. My yearly QH filly has warn a blanket since I got her, and they fit her well. They aren't too snug and they aren't huge. My problem is that she seems to have a rash or the blanket is rubbing her hair off of her chest...
  16. Horse Talk
    I am new to Horse Forum and I am getting a new blanket for my pony (aka the 16.2 hand horse) and wanted to see what you guys thought of the high neck blankets. I am looking at this blanket: 2013 Silhouette T/O w/ Extended Neck Have any of you bought a blanket from Jeffers Equine and if so what...
  17. Horse Training
    Hi, My three year old miniature donkey will not let anyone put a blanket on her. I would like her to wear a blanket since she lives outside 24/7 and we live where it gets really cold in the winter. Do y'all have any tips on desensitizing her to the blanket and getting her to wear one? Thanks!
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am really considering blanketing my girl this winter and am reading many posts on blanketing. Been learning a ton too, however, still have questions, lol. I have started looking at blankets and come across this one. Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Saxon 1200 Denier Standard...
  19. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hey everyone! My name is Loren and I'm from Vancouver, Canada. I created a company out here called DryGuy. My product is specifically formulated for horse blankets! I've seen some of you asking about products so I thought I'd jump in, join the group and meet some new friends in the process...
  20. Horse Health
    Thank you for taking the time to read my thread. My Mare has been losing weight the last 2 months and I am at a complete loss. She is eating first cut, alfalfa hay of great quality - 1.5 bales per day. She is eating beet pulp and Purina mare and foal feed. She is dewormed regularly. She has a...
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