Mini tack? Specifically, blankets (REAL blankets)?
Odie is just too nasty. His hair is matting and I noticed some patches with no hair, which I think are probably caused either by the mats pulling hair out, or maybe Rory is pulling hair out? It's possible. Rory also drools on him after drinking out of the water trough, or while eating hay, or while standing around, or...well, anyways, Rory drools on him, then Odie rolls, and it's just yuck.
I cannot for the life of me find a place (using Google) that sells mini turnouts that look like anything more substantial than freakin' doll clothes! Do they not expect minis to play like their bigger-versioned selves???
I have never bought any for my minis, but you might check Scheniders. The pictures in the catalog look like they might be decent blankets. Do you think Rory might find the blanket a handy way to try and pick up and pack Odie around?
Whatever you find, be sure to post pictures. Odie is adorable, and he is going to unbearably adorable in a little blanket!
And yes, that's why I wanted something non-velcro and heavier denier than I was finding. Rory has picked Odie up when Odie was hanging off the feed bag once, so I imagine a blanket would make an impressive Odie-handle. But I want to clip off that nasty coat and put on a blanket, I worry about fungus under that nasty five inch long coat...yark.
I lucked out and found a Kensington at Cenex for my mini a couple of years ago and that blanket was amazing. Adjustable 6 ways from Sunday and tough as nails. Even turned out with 2 big horses there was never a mark on it.
Diamond, I am headed off the island Tuesday for an interview, so I'll stop in and check .
atr, Odie is too tough to be scared, this was his response when I put Rory's cooler on him for a sec. I didn't dare let DH see this pic, as it was one of my/Rory's Xmas pressies, hahaha. But hopefully he won't pull the blanket off himself.
I really struggle with finding real, quality equipment for these guys. Ended up ordering a couple good bits from the UK. But anyhow...
I have the Kensington fly sheets and I do like those. Didn't have good luck with the fit of the Schneiders. My boys are larger, but Weatherbeeta's pony blankets in a 48" fit great. There have 600 and 1200 denier versions, in sheet, mid and heavy. EOUS has a mini blanket with a tough exterior, but it's velcro. Amigo also makes a pony blanket down to a 48", but it's HUGE. Like could have fit both ponies together.
Adorable!! Wish I'd seen this sooner because I have a 44" that I don't need - measured wrong using a weight tape (stood on the 4" spot at the end like you should to measure height) but didn't add it back in. Anyway, if you (or anyone else) needs another, PM me.