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  1. #1
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    Default What product would you use for making a stable hood into a turnout hood?

    So am going to pick up a couple of full hoods for my two horses. Thing is that they are stable hoods. Is there a good product to use on them to make them waterproof, or at least water resistant. So any certain products you guys like?



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    Silicone Water Guard @ Wal-Mart in the camping section. Hunters/campers use it on the tents to waterproof them. My mare is out 24/7 and I sprayed her cleaned turnout with it and so far so good. Even with the monsoons we have had.



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    It's not as much about making them waterproof as it is about the materials that stable blankets tend to be made with. Usually the nylon is not as high denier, which means it won't hold up.

    I would not expect a stable hood used in turnout to stay in one piece for very long, sorry.
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    Is it a full hood? Or just a neck cover? I wouldn't turnout in a hood, personally--I'd be afraid it would end up over their eyes.



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    Too easy to catch on something. I wouldn't turn out in a full hood, and I agree about it lasting all of 6 hours...
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    A credit card...

    I'd prefer to use a neck cover for turnout.



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    I won't even use a full hood in a stall- way too risky in terms of eye injuries. I have neck covers for my stable and turnout blankets.



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    I have a Big D hood that I use on my horse, it is very well made and the nylon is durable. That said, I think I would only use it in the stall, but around here 'turnout' consists of the horse being put in a small enclosure for a little while to stretch their legs as there is no pasture in sight. I think the decision of using it for turnout would depend on your situation and horses. I personally don't mind using a well fitted hood on a horse that I know will not pose a problem in a stall that has nothing to catch it on.
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