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  1. #1
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    Default Blanket destruction - worth repairing?

    After my mare's spare blanket was dragged off the fence and into a mud puddle by a helpful fieldmate, I hung it to dry on a different (and I thought safe) gate. Sadly, I was wrong. Another horse dragged it off the gate and destroyed the lining and pulled out all the batting. It's a mess.

    The blanket is a nice sturdy Rambo medium weight, about 5 years old. The outer shell is fine, but the lining would have to be replaced.

    Would it work to just cut out the lining and make it a backup rain sheet? Or should I just declare defeat and pitch it?

    Thoughts?
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09




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    The dog chewed a hole in the old guy's Weatherbeeta, a two season old Weatherbeeta, so I replaced the stuffing and patched it, quilting it all down and doing a running stitch on the patch. I think I needed to use Superglue or something, because the pony spent all night picking at it and the next day all the new batting was in the mud and the patch was gone gone gone. I did this three times before I gave up and got a new el cheapo blanket. If it's the liner, well, you might be able to salvage it as long as the outside is completely intact.
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    Yeah, the tougher outer shell is completely fine, the straps are intact, it's just the lining that is completely wrecked. I figure it can't hurt to have a backup blanket, and it has always kept her dry just fine.

    That settles it, I'm just removing the rest of the lining.
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09




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    http://www.luckyhorsecleaners.com/

    I would give this guy a call and see what he quotes for repair.

    I've been very happy with the work.

    I've had blankets cleaned, waterproofed, and repaired. I sent 8 turnouts for some combination of the above (some had all 3 done) and my bill was under $400. I couldn't have purchased 8 new turnouts for that price.

    ETA: He does travel some, so if you can wait on the repair you may be able to coordinate a drop off/ pick up at a show.



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