American cut horse clothing is primarily used in the design of stable sheets, stable blankets, dress sheets and custom horse clothing. Providing a more contoured fit compared to the European cut, the American cut provides a center seam and rump darts to ensure a more ‘fitted’ appearance.
Neck opening style and size varies between manufacturers and designs on how low or high they are cut. Warmblood cuts offer a more generous opening to provide more freedom of movement for broad shoulders. Thoroughbred cuts generally offer a more narrow design through the shoulder, but with a cutback neck for higher withers. The drop is much shorter than European blankets and does not offer as much coverage to the belly. American cut horse clothing is sized in 2″ increments.