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IrishWillow
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:25 PM
Brand/style recommendations? And how to size?

Riley0522
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:26 PM
Love my Newmarket one by Horseware. I have a 16.3ish TB (he's long) and went with the large.

IrishWillow
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks!

A lot of them are sized in inches, but I cant seem to find what that is a measurement of. Inches of what??? LOL

Sonoma City
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:32 PM
I like the style with the cut out so you can velcro it either under your saddle flaps, or velcro it around your waist while you're walking around then ditch it after you're warmed up a bit. They're also nice for trail rides so you can keep your legs warm! I have one of these from Dover. It's a little short for my 17H warmblood, but does the trick: http://www.doversaddlery.com/riders-international-fleece-exercise-rug/p/X1-24050/cn/68/

joiedevie99
Sep. 24, 2010, 12:38 PM
I have 5 - I hate riding in the indoor when the footing is still good outside. This is my favorite out of my collection: http://www.horseworks.com/inc/sdetail/187.

Celeritas
Sep. 24, 2010, 01:31 PM
I got a custom Polartec quarter sheet from Saratoga Horseworks during their sale last year.

http://www.horseworks.com/inc/sdetail/188

I LOVE it! It's a great weight, washes perfectly, and came very quickly, even with embroidery. The Plum fleece looks divine on a dark bay :) I think I got the 78-80 size, and it fits horses ranging from 16-17h without a problem. I'd go on your horse's blanket size.

Lucassb
Sep. 24, 2010, 01:44 PM
I like the old school wool models that you put on by folding the corners up under the flaps of your saddle (ie, the quarter sheet is rectangular with no cut out.)

My favorite is a melton wool that I've had for many years, made by the old Wilsun company. I also have a lighter weight wool that IIRC was made by The Clothes Horse.

Both have stood up to substantial use and wash up good as new.

Personally I am not a fan of polar fleece - it just doesn't seem as warm to me and tends to create static electricity. I also found that the ones with cut outs seem to shift around while I'm riding, so I don't use them anymore. I will admit that when it's really cold, I throw a regular fitted wool cooler over my horse (and my legs!) on top of the quarter sheet while we are warming up and again when I'm done schooling and just cooling out/walking back to the barn. Yes, I am a wimp about the cold. LOL.

eleanor rigby
Sep. 24, 2010, 01:45 PM
FYI: Tack of the Day has a WB Sandown Fleece exercise sheet on sale today.

I can't give any advice about fit or quality bc I don't use one, just thought I'd let you know.

TrakeGirl
Sep. 24, 2010, 01:46 PM
I have a Polartec quarter sheet (from Saratoga) and a 100% wool quarter sheet.

Both are same design – cut out area for the saddle, velcro in front so you can take it on/off and wear it over your legs or under your saddle, plus tail cord.

Pluses and minues to both.

Polartec: light, does a good job keeping horse warm and wicking, easy to wash. Cons: static electricity and I don’t always remember to have dryer sheets around. Horse HATES the static.

Wool: nice and warm, wicking. Stays in place a little better (doesn’t flap as much) as the Polartec probably due to weight. Cons: Cleaning, especially the tail cord. They will poop while you are riding! And get it all over the tail cord. Mine isn’t removable, but it would be awesome if it was as it would be nice to be able to clean that up without having to wash the whole wool cooler. I would look for that feature if you can find it.

Overall, I prefer the wool, but for ease of care, you can't beat the Polartec.

naters
Sep. 24, 2010, 03:03 PM
I have a nice Horseware Quarter sheet, nylon on one side, wool on the other side...

Never used it, LOL, I just got it in a trade, and I have since realized that if it is THAT cold... I don't ride ;)

MoonRiver5
Sep. 24, 2010, 03:13 PM
I have this one in full size, that ended up a couple of inches too short for my 17h WB (should have gotten the extra large size), but I still use it:
http://www.legacytack.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=LT&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=10828&cvsfa=2659&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=3130383238

I think I'd like a wool one as well. I will probably get this one:
http://www.equusnow.com/prodview.asp?idProduct=2429

Schune
Sep. 24, 2010, 04:04 PM
I rode a horse with a Jack's Parkston sheet, and I loved it. The european cut helps stop bumps and wrinkles from forming under the saddle, and lets you put your leg on without having to fight through the fabric.

We flatted and jumped in these, and they stayed put. It was also easy because we put the sheet on, a half pad on top of that, and then the saddle, so it acts like a baby pad (only recommend this if your horse's saddle area is clipped).

http://kyhorse.com/store/blankets/coolers/parkstonquarter.htm

indygirl2560
Sep. 24, 2010, 04:15 PM
MoonRiver5- I bought my weatherbeeta sheet from legacy too. Great company and great sheet!

TrakeGirl
Sep. 25, 2010, 07:35 AM
I have a nice Horseware Quarter sheet, nylon on one side, wool on the other side...

I HAD that quarter sheet too...note I said HAD. Let me just warn that if you do decide to use it one day, try it out on a dead broke, quiet horse first. The nylon makes noise - imagine the sound of wind pants swishing...imagine an "up" (because you know, it is 20 degrees) greenie spooking at the swishing...trying to get away from the swishing...and the more he tries to get away, the more swish there is...:eek:

rumblepony
Sep. 25, 2010, 07:50 AM
Love this one, and its on sale!

http://tackoftheday.com/Community.aspx

Nevada10
Sep. 25, 2010, 08:03 AM
I love Dover's Coolex quarter sheet... NO STATIC!!!

Dressage.For.Life.
Sep. 25, 2010, 10:16 AM
I was going to get the Coolex quarter sheet but when I went to one of the Dover stores, they said none were in stock at all. I ended up getting a custom Polartec exercise sheet by Saratoga when they had their Labor Day sale and it's lovely and the quality is top notch which is important to me. I opted for the Polartec over the wool due to the ease of cleaning.