I'm looking for a midweight turnout blanket and there are So many choices! My mare is going to be clipped (first time ever) and all I have is a heavy weight and they a stable sheet. I do live in Arizona, so it's not like it gets Super cold, but we do have nights where it gets pretty chilly. I need something pretty strong too (she is six and lives with an evil pony in the pasture for most of the day :P )
I've always had great luck with Schneider. I got my OTTB Dover Northwind's last winter, and while the covering held up, every single one of the clips broke...they got stuck & are impossible to close without a hoofpick to pull them shut.
I am going back to Schneider this winter, and will keep the Northwind's as back-up's.
Pessoa, hands down. I've had WB, Dover, and Schneiders, and none hold a candle to my Pessoa. The Tundra is the better of the two models, but it's more expensive. I got mine for $100 on clearance though, and you can find them for under $200 in most sizes. The Tundra is 2100D and seems to be indestructible. It fits very very well too, and doesn't pull at the shoulders like every other blanket I've owned.
I've been very happy with the quality, ease of use, price, durability and fit of the Open Range midweight turnouts that I bought from Smith Brothers (Dovers western counterpart) 2 years ago. They still look brand new.
Like you, I don't have to blanket every night in Florida, just on those "freeze warning" nights, and last year we had about 40 of them! I hope we don't get another winter like that.
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