Why are all the quarter sheets I'm finding for sale only thin fleece or sheets?
We frequently ride in below freezing temps with wind, and while the fleece is better than nothing, I'd really like something heavier. I suppose I could always layer?
If you have a quarter sheet you loff, would you please post where to get it?
Bucas riding rug http://bucas.com/bucas_riding.php
The fleece lining on this is similar to their Smartex blanket line so not like the "polar-tec" fleece at all; construction was much better than the 3 alternate brands I looked at (waterproof was my priority), I also appreciated the size ranges.
I have three heavies and love all of them: the Thermatex rug (velcros to billets so its entirely behind the saddle), the Rambo Newmarket (nice and thick but occasionally creates static), and the Rambo Waterpoof (a layer of fleece, with a waterproof/windproof turnout type blanket layer over it). If your horse doesn't mind the noise the waterproof one makes- I think its the warmest.
I also have the Rambo waterproof one that I like. It isn't terribly thick, but having the waterproof outer shell seems to make it warmer as it is wind-proof, then has the fleece lining for warmth and wicking. I suppose if you really needed something warmer, you could put that over another fleece one and make it really warm.
Just purchased the thermatex nordic quarter sheet here- http://store.skylandssaddlery.com/pr...roductid=22612 Bought one for myself and one as a gift. I've been using mine daily and love it. It has the velcro that allows you to hook it in front of the saddle or over your legs and it is very warm. $99 is a great price!
I hate fleece quarter sheets because they generate so much static electricity. I have a light weight wool one, which is beautiful, but still a bit clingy. I recently bought this one on closeout for $40 and just LOVE it. It's fairly heavy weight and very well made. Even at the full price of $80, it would be worth it.
I bought a blanket at the army-navy store and was going to cut it down but I think the owner of the horse I half-lease got a quarter sheet for christmas last year. They are about $20 and a nice heavy tightly woven wool. I think mine is French, and I've been using it around the house since it wasn't needed at the barn.