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My horse wears two blankets to keep her warm during our NY winter. One blanket is not water proof so it goes on first. The second is water proof and has a "turtle neck".

The only problem is the under blanket appears to be rubbing a bare spot and a section of her mane is missing. Her mane is very long and I do not wish to cut or braid. Any one have advice to save the mane!?
 

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If you want to keep her warm and totally protected you can also get sleazies that cover the entire body. We use them for shows to protect but they can be used every day too. Just be sure to get one that has a zip neck as they are much easier to get on/off.



No a sleazie is not waterproof.
 

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Could you scotchguard it(the sleazy)? I used to do that to my blankets and pads... It makes it waterproof...
 

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i don't know how well that would work seeing as how it is so stretchy. But I didn't buy a sleazy with a face because I was afraid of her pasturemates pulling it over her eyes and causing a huge mess. I would be very careful about the chance of that happening.
 

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My horse would have a meltdown if I put that thing on him.
 

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Just SG it when it is on her, so it gets all the little holes. Make sure to apply it carefully and you will be fine.
 

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But I didn't buy a sleazy with a face because I was afraid of her pasturemates pulling it over her eyes and causing a huge mess. I would be very careful about the chance of that happening.

Sleazies have been well designed. As you can see from the photo they leave plenty of room for the eyes. Also once the ears are in their holes they prevent the sleazie from moving around on the head. It has never happened to us and I would say there is very little chance of it ever happening but at the end of the day we all know what is best for each of our horses.

Its Cadences choice, after looking at all the possibilities she will know what is best for her horse.

 

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jadedeyes, i thought so too, but my horse was super chill about me pulling it over her face to put it on...so i "gaved" her a cookie, lol.
 
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