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View Poll Results: Blankets - T-buckle or strap/buckle front closure?

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  • T-Buckle

    9 25.00%
  • Strap & Traditional Buckle

    14 38.89%
  • Other

    13 36.11%
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  1. #1
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    Default Blankets - T-buckle or strap/buckle front closure?

    Just curious of people's preferences in blankets - do you like those with a T-buckle type front closure, or traditional strap and buckle? Or is there something else even better? (or ideas for improvement) Thanks!!!
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    OTHER. T-buckles are fine for belly straps, since they surve a purpose there--lying flat so a horse doesn't have to lie down on a lump. But for chest straps, give me a nice, plain, regular SNAP, like the ones on lead shanks (or Rambos!) that aren't fussy, fiddly, wimpy, or that require two ungloved hands to manipulate.
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    I voted buckle but really i want a SNAP & BUCKLE. Adjustability and ease.



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    I hate the T buckles (often Rambo) that do not want to lie flat until you swear a few times, think about putting on a new or no blanket and connect every other buckle on the blanket. Usually have this problem when it is 10 below!!!



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    Snap (like on the Horseware Wugs) or snap and buckle.



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    I love snaps, but not enough to change my buying decision (I almost never undo the front straps anyway)
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    OTHER - Closed front!



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    Other--it doesn't really matter, because once the front is fastened, I treat it like a closed-front blanket.



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    Snaps and ring are by far my favorite



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    I'm also a fan of the snaps and rings.

    The t-buckles are quick, but I've had a couple get bent and then the buckle is completely useless. Much easier to jerry-rig a snap and ring system.
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    I'm the same as Amastrike - Once the front is fastened I rarely undo it and treat it like a closed front blanket.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipChange View Post
    I voted buckle but really i want a SNAP & BUCKLE. Adjustability and ease.
    Me too. When the snap breaks you've got the buckle as a back up!



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    I like the rambo ring and snaps, or the snap front closures like Dover offers. I do unbuckle the fronts of my blankets to remove them, its just safer all around. Also a fan of shoulder gussets and satin lininig in the shoulders.



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    Other - closed front. Then strap/buckle, treated as a closed front



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    I DESPISE strap/buckles. The T-buckles or snap and rings are so much easier, especially with gloves. One of my boarder's blanket's snaps is buckled on so it can be easily changed if it breaks. What a great design!

    I haven't had any problems with T-buckles bending, but I only have Rhino or Bucas in the barn with them and maybe they are sturdier than some others?



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    Both my horses have been wizards at opening the t-buckles if they are in the front so I won't buy them any more...



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    Thanks for all the response and suggestions! Keep them coming PS, I agree, I love the snaps, doing buckles with frozen fingers is so hard!
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