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  1. #1
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    Default Best heavy with detachable neck cover?

    I had posted about trying to match the Optimo liner with my older Rambo turnout. (red & green one). Would also love any recommendations on your favorite HEAVY turnout (380g or higher...) that has a detachable neck cover. I remembered how badly I wished I had a neck cover last year. I have an older gelding that doesn't get a great winter coat and can shiver if it's cold and wet. He can also be a hard keeper so I need to keep him as warm as possible on very cold days. I had purchased a TOTD bargain heavy and while it's a solid blanket and very warm, it is too short on him. It looks like he is wearing a miniskirt

    I was browsing online and saw a "Shires" brand heavy that looked nice, but the poppy red color was a turnoff...! I am considering a Pessoa...would love any other recommendations besides the Optimo...as $450 is high and I already have a good Rambo sheet. Thanks



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    I have the Rambo Supreme heavy blanket with a detachable neck cover that is great. Really warm.
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    Look at Schneider's blankets. Reasonably priced and well wearing.
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    Horseware came out with the Amigo Bravo 12 Turnout.
    1200 denier polyester(stay away from the 600-it rips too easily). The heavyweight is 400 g fill and the neck cover is detachable. Smartpak has the heavy for 169.95 and the neck cover is 55.95 no fill or 59.95 with 150 gms fill.

    I got mine end of season last year for around $120 complete. I'm a die hard Horseware fan and I like the Amigos-I think they're a great value and well made.



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    I have the blue plaid Rhino heavy with detachable neck and love it. I had two, but my great dane got hold of one. The horses on the other hand haven't put a dent in it in 3 years and mine live out 24/7. Kept them warm and dry in all sorts of conditions.
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    Rambo Supreme...mines on year 15.

    I also love the Amigo 1200D...MUCH better than the Rhinos.



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    Dover's Northwind!!!! Mine is about 7 years old without a thread missing.
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    Rambo Supreme!
    "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."



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    I hope this isn't too off topic but I have a quick question regarding the Supreme. I ordered the 420 g one online from a local tack shop and assumed the neck cover would be in it. The website was awful to deal with; I was looking at the original Horsware site to get a description of the blanket and make sure it's what i wanted. Anyway, the blanket arrived but without the neck cover and without a tail cord. It is sold with the neck cover and tail cord, right?

    Also to the OP: sometimes I double blanket instead of putting on a hood. I find it keeps them warmer with two blankets than one blanket + hood, unless horse's neck has been clipped. I usually only do hoods if horse is still cold even with two blankets. But that's probably because my horse is happier without his hood than with!



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    The supreme is definitely sold with a detachable neck cover (and tail cord). The new ones actually have a PVC covered tail cord.
    "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."



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    Thanks for the info - looks like I'll be calling the tack store and asking what the heck happened.



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