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  1. #1
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    Default Heavier quarter sheets?

    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?
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    I have the Rambo Newmarket quarter sheet and I was surprised by how heavy it is. Plus it's really pretty!



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    I have one from dover that's fairly heavy. I love it! It's a lot heavier than my old one but that's all I have to compare it to so I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for!
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    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.



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    Default Thermatex

    Thermatex are great, they stay in place really well, you can even canter around in them with no slippage, however they are not carried every where, try an internet search, they are very durable!

    http://www.thermatex.co.uk/thermatex...rug-729-0.html



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    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.



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    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.



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    Someone on COTH, I can't remember whom, had the brilliant idea to just attach magnets to the bottom of the quarter sheet to hold it down.

    But if you can afford it, the Rambo waterproof one or the Thermatex are both great. Thermatex would not be my choice on a rainy day but perfect for staying warm.
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    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!



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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzwilliam View Post
    Thermatex are great, they stay in place really well, you can even canter around in them with no slippage, however they are not carried every where, try an internet search, they are very durable!

    http://www.thermatex.co.uk/thermatex...rug-729-0.html
    These are awesome. They will also pick up every little bit of shavings in the area, so be careful where you put them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
    I have the Rambo Newmarket quarter sheet and I was surprised by how heavy it is. Plus it's really pretty!
    me too - I LOVE IT!!
    I got mine through our friends at Tack of the Day, love those Geeks!

    I also love my thermatex blankets, and saw that ToTD had the 1/4 sheets on sale...might still have some!
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    Another one with the Rambo fleece quarter sheets. They are super thick and warm.

    I think really thick wool would probably be warmer, but it's also going to be expensive.



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    I don't know why it is so hard to find good traditional wool quarter sheets. They used to be common.

    The ones I have are so old, I have no idea where they came from originally. But I'd love to have another.
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    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.


    http://pamperedhorseandrider.com/cen...c0e292b7b4cd30

    http://www.equestriancollections.com...upcode=ER01493

    But, I'm coveting one from Integrity Linens, if I could fine one (not sure if they are still making them)--really, really fabulous quality, but exceedingly hard to find and/or expensive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzwilliam View Post
    Thermatex are great, they stay in place really well, you can even canter around in them with no slippage, however they are not carried every where, try an internet search, they are very durable!

    www.thermatex.co.uk/thermatex-exercise-rug-729-0.html

    http://soundequine.net/rugs.html

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    I also have a newmarket rambo quarter sheet - I love it. No static problems, but my mare is clipped - it stays in place, and very warm! and its pretty! hehe



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    Thermatex does do a waterproof/convertible one that is nice: http://www.thermatex.co.uk/all-weath...ug-1149-0.html

    This one is probably reasonable warm and very reasonably priced: http://www.horseloverz.com/TuffRider...pr-161308.html
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    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.



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