I have gotten a lot of use out of my cheapy Dover ones that are shaped coolers. They were on sale for $40 and they are pretty durable. I use mine to cover my horses in the trailer when they are fully tacked up....(I trailer to the indoor down the street 4x a week in the winter!) They are thick enough to take the bite out of the cold plus the shape allows me to bridle up and put the reins back inside the cooler so the horse doesn't snag them on something!
Hi, PaulaM: I ordered the wool one from Red Deer because it was grey plaid for my grey horse. Hope I like it! The fact that I don't have to pay PST in Alberta takes care of the postage AND it was on sale so that made it a good deal. Elaine was very helpful, so tell her when you see her next! Tx.
My cooler came today and it is really really nice. Melton wool, fitted, with a muted 2" plaid in greys, green and blue. The grey hairs will have lots of places to hide. Hope Mods don't mind the shout out for Bridle Path in Red Deer, Alberta, because it was a pleasure to deal with them by phone.