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Buy Horse Blanket

Horse blankets, sheets and coolers are essential for the horses that are body clipped, elderly or housed outdoors. Horse covers not only keep the horse warm but can keep them dry depending on the outer material. Horse blankets cover the horse's back and sometimes extend up to the neck. We carry all types of blankets for horses including stable blankets, turnout blankets, horse winter blankets, blanket liners and foal/pony blankets. Horse covers and blankets come in almost any color you can imagine. Many equine blankets can come in camo or other bright patterns.

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A horse's lower critical temperature (LCT) is the lowest temperature at which he can maintain his core temperature without using additional energy. Once the temperature drops below that LCT, his hair coat and normal calorie intake alone aren't enough to keep him warm.

The same is true for dressing your horse! Horse sheets are thin and lightweight, while horse blankets provide considerably more warmth. And just like the ones on your bed, horse blankets come in different thicknesses or amounts of warmth.

Cleaning and storing your horse sheets and blankets properly is essential to making them last. You should store them up off the ground with a blanket rack, bar, or bag during blanket season and in a sealed container during the off-season. At the end of blanket season, you can wash and re-waterproof them yourself, or send them to a professional horse blanket washing service. Read on to learn more about our smart storage tips and to check out our blanket washing guidelines.

Buckle front-closures were once the only choice for securing a blanket. Many manufacturers still use them. But they can be hard to maneuver with gloves. Consider blankets with heavy-duty snaps for an easy on/easy off.

Horses can be tough on blankets. Snags, rips and tears reduce a blankets waterproofing and insulating qualities. Many makers offer a warranty or guarantee for a specific length of time. Blankets come with a one-, three- or five-year guarantee (and some have a lifetime guarantee). The price usually reflects those options. Denier is a term used to describe how tightly woven the fabric is. The higher the number, the more rip resistant. Typically, the lowest denier is 420, then it ranges up to 600, 1200 and 1680 being the highest option.

The warmth of blankets are measured by the grams of fill ranging from light weight (0-100 grams) to medium weight (150-250 grams) and heavy weight (300+ grams). Manufactures are experimenting with a variety of insulating fabrics to improve breathability while keeping horses warm and dry. For example, Schneiders has a Tekno-Fleece insulation layer designed for fluctuating climates and their Armorflex Warrior Turnout Line has a Bamboo Charcoal Lining to absorb odor and reduce static electricity.

When deciding whether to blanket your horse consider his age, body condition, living situation and the weather conditions of your area. Their natural coat is designed to keep a horse warm if he or she has a windbreak and a shelter to get out of wet conditions.

Suitable for babies, toddlers & children of all ages, your blanket can be used for keeping your baby warm in the basinett/cot or snuggly blankie, used while out and about in the pram, or as the perfect decor accessory for your nursery.

Knowledgeable tack store owners can provide excellent advice on the kind of blanket best suited to specific conditions and the best fit. Deciding to blanket the horse means checking out a host of styles and functions to meet many needs. They include rain and fly sheets, coolers, summer sheets, liners, stable blankets, and an array of turnout blankets. Regardless of style and function, blankets need to be durable to withstand rough horse play, chewing, tugging, rolling, and running around. While some horses are easy on blankets, others definitely are not.

The decision to blanket a horse usually means that several different kinds of blankets may be needed to meet the changing day and night conditions. There is also a rotational need. Every time a dirty, wet blanket is removed for cleaning there needs to be a clean, dry one ready to put on. So, an investment in blankets really means an investment in a wardrobe of them.

In terms of weight, a lightweight one such as a sheet has no fill. A medium weight has a moderate amount of fill up to 200 grams. A heavyweight blanket may be up to 400 or more grams of fill. Blankets that have 100 grams of fill may be ideal for horses that are not always blanketed but might need some extra protection on particularly cold days.

In 2013, a study was conducted by researchers with various agencies including the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norwegian Institute of Life Sciences, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, and Trondheim Hundeskole. The aim of the study following initial training was that each horse, when placed in a free choice situation, would be able to communicate whether it wanted a blanket put on, taken off, or stay unchanged. The importance of the free choice level signalled that the horse had not only learned the criteria but understood that it had options and consequences unique to its own idea of comfort.

Twenty-three horses of varying ages and breeds including 13 cold-blood and 10 warmblood horses were selected. All were riding horses living on neighbouring properties in mid-Norway and they were used for dressage, jumping, and recreational riding. A few were also carriage horses. The average age was 10. All were accustomed to wearing a blanket according to the preferences of the owners. Some wore a blanket consistently while others were only blanketed when the weather was extreme.

Training was conducted in January 2013 and fall 2013 for temperature variations. It was a ten-step process starting with each horse learning to approach and touch the board with its muzzle in return for sliced carrot treats. The training advanced to teaching each of them to distinguish between the blanket-on and blanket-off symbols and how that related to their own thermal comfort. When a horse pointed to the blanket-on board, a blanket was put on it, and vice versa if the horse pointed to the blanket-off board.

Within 14 training days, all 23 horses grasped the meaning of the symbols and responded to them, communicating they understood that the symbol of choice would result in an outcome that would affect their own comfort. They learned it so well that, when advancing to the free choice tests with the boards attached to paddock fences, they participated with their choices correlating their desire to be blanketed, or not, according to the weather.

Whether or not to blanket should be decided based on some important criteria starting with a good body conditioning score (BCS). The Henneke Body Scoring System is based on a scale of 1-9 with 1-4 being in poor or thin condition. A horse in good condition will score from 5 to 6 while horses with excess fat will be in the 7-9 range.

Some blankets, such as sheets, can be machine washed at home but double-check the capacity of your washer and its specifications. Brush off excess dirt and mud with a stiff brush and scrape off any hair to avoid plugging up the plumbing. Place the blanket in a large mesh bag to contain all straps and fasteners and protect your machine from damage. Machine wash in cool water on a gentle cycle using a very mild soap. Be sure it is thoroughly rinsed as some soaps can irritate the skin. Avoid detergents and fabric softeners. Line-dry the blanket or lay it over a rack.

In winter the challenge is to get a wet blanket clean and dry before it needs to be put back on the horse. In the average tack room there are only so many hooks for hanging up blankets, so a blanket rack is a great addition, especially when several rotating blankets are needed.

Investing in blankets is done over time and maintaining them well protects that investment. A blanket in need of repair calls for immediate attention. Gaping holes can be a hazard, not only should the horse get its hoof caught when rolling, but if a paddock-mate or foal becomes entangled. Make a habit of regularly checking stitching, fasteners, and belly/leg straps. At the end of winter blanket season, have blankets cleaned and repaired as necessary before storing, ideally in a warm and dry location away from rodents that will use it as a bathroom or tear off segments for their own nests. If a blanket needs replacing, try to capitalize on deals as they come along, including checking out good, used blankets.

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This 1200D Storm Pro Turnout blanket by Country Pride is an excellent choice for keeping you horse warm, dry, and cozy when the weather turns cold. Reflective binding so you can easily spot your horse. Made with 200g of polyfill for warmth.

The Glacier 600D ripstop Heavyweight Turnout blanket by Country Pride features 300 grams of polyfill insulation, waterproof 600 denier cordura outer shell without a center seam to provide a comfortable fit and exceptional water repellency, soft nylon lining to polish the coat, and shoulder gussets for freedom of movement. 041b061a72


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