Friday, January 17, 2014
Here is a very useful opinion on various brands of turnout blankets from Melissa at Paradigm Farms - where my retirees live. Melissa has more experience with blankets than anyone else I know. I agree with all her opinions of the various brands. I don't mind rear leg straps as much as she does, but I only have three horses to tend to, but the straps do have to be replaced with some frequency. I would also add that some of my horses wear Dover's Rider sheets and turnouts some of the time - I've found that these relatively inexpensive blankets fit well and rewaterproof reasonably well, but they're not as well made as some of the others - snaps and seams particularly - and rewaterproofing them after more than a year or two is a gamble, but since they're relatively cheap replacing them isn't so painful.