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Date Posted: 07:46:15 02/01/12 Wed
Author: Kathleen Kearney
Subject: Blanket Fit
In reply to: Bryanna 's message, "Friesian Blanket Fit!!!" on 20:07:22 05/01/11 Sun

Hi!
I have over 17 Friesians of all ages and shapes. The one blanket that I found that fits all of them and doesen't produce any rubbed shoulders is the Hug. It is carried by Dover Saddlery and a 1200 Denier version is carried by either Equissentials or Equine Essentials.

>I saw a few inquires about blanket fit here in the
>forum. So I thought I would share my findings on a
>great fit blanket for all those baroque friesians out
>there. I have a 6 year wide friesian gelding. I have
>struggled and literally have spent hundreds of dollars
>on blankets that just never fit right. Well, I finally
>discovered that the Amigo XL Turnout Blanket by
>Horseware is absouletly the way to go!!! It cost me
>$110 for a light weight and the color is not so bad.
>Its exactly like the "Rambo" in terms of style. But it
>fits him from head to but. I could not find his size
>anywhere and finally I found an "84" at Smartpack"
>(very few left). Also, for all you people that cant
>find a good cutback blanket at the withers. Bring it
>to a hems place and they will hem it back for you. Put
>it on your horse, use chalk to draw a line to where
>you want it cut. I payed only $50 and I now have a
>blanket that not only fits him perfect but it is now
>cutback so his mane is not getting destroyed. I was
>very nervous about them cutting into my blankets but I
>cant even tell anything was done and its the best $
>spent!! Hopefully this helps out!

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