Does anyone have any recommendations for a rain sheet? Currently, I have a no fill Rambo and am looking for something more lightweight and more breathable. See, I have a gray horse who lives outside 24/7 and who makes it his mission in life to roll and get dirt everywhere. He is so proud of himself when he does it too...like turn and look at me then roll, then look at me again proud.
He's pretty hardy and rarely needs anything beyond his no fill turn out to stay warm when it gets cold (unclipped). I'm looking for something that will be waterproof so I can leave him in it when its warm and rainy/muddy, so that I maybe don't have so much mud to clean off. I keep finding other no fills or the sleazy type. I'm hoping there is something in between.
I was thinking of the Horze one. I have ordered several things from Horze and have been pleased with everything. Is it pretty breathable? Could a horse wear it in the spring when it's starting to warm up? I love my Rambo but I think what makes it so great and durable will make him hot when it's spring.
The only reason I got to thinking about this is from last weekend when it was about70 degrees, not summer 70 but a spring like 70 where you could still feel the cool air but it was pouring down rain.
Bucas Sunshower Sheet. Hands down the best thing we ever did for a sensitive TB who would break out in hives when rained on.
It has teflon coating making it very UV reflective so he would not sweat in the sun/heat, and it has a light fly sheet feel on the underside. This was the first full summer we had him on it, and it was the first summer he didn't have fungus or hives. We put it on whenever there was a 30% chance or more of showers (although our horses come in if it is 60% or more or thunderstorms).
If the temps are cool enough to go out in his light weight t/o sheet, he wears that (mostly winter & sometimes in early spring/late fall). But in warmer temps (like tomorrow, when it is going to be 70 degrees in Dec with a chance of rain ), he wears his bucas.
I LOFF it.
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Waterproof and breathable can coexist. Light and durable cannot, in my experience. The lightest sheet I've come across is the Amigo. I really, really love it as it is feather light and waterproof. However, it is 600 denier and rips easily.
It is *way* lighter than the Riders International and the Horze ones (I have both). Can't say vis a vis the others mentioned on this thread.
If you don't have other horses that are going to bite your horse on the butt then it may be worth a try!