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Blanketing 101

As the temperatures drop and we begin the change into our winter wardrobes, one goal is on our mind: warmth. We have different vests and sweaters, and maybe a waterproof coat or two all designated to keep us warm and protected from the elements. Our winter wardrobes are sort of like a closet of their… Read more »

American Sizing

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… Read more »

European Sizing

The European cut is the most common style in turnout blanket designs. These blankets generally do not have a center seam; therefore, they do not follow the contour of the horse’s back. The neck line may be slightly higher than American horse clothing, making the opening of the neck narrower. In addition, darts are not… Read more »

Checking the Fit of Your Horse Blanket

Properly fitting a pony or horse blanket is extremely important to prevent shoulder and wither rubs as well as any injuries that could possibly result from an ill-fitting blanket. To check the length, stand behind the horse and gently bring the two ends toward one another against the horse’s rump… be cautious not to pull… Read more »

Fitting A Horse Blanket

When trying a new blanket for size, we recommend placing a thin, clean stable sheet on your horse first to keep the new blanket as clean as possible. Place the blanket on your horse and fasten all front closures. Gently slide the blanket back so it rests comfortably at the shoulder and chest. Fasten the… Read more »

Measuring for Horse Clothing

When measuring a horse for proper blanket size and fit, it’s always best to do so with the help of a second person. We also recommend measuring your horse with a flexible tape measure – to ensure the most accurate measurement possible. Start by standing your horse square on a flat, even surface. Place the… Read more »