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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up PSA: Great deal on Amigo blanket

    I bought one from Dover at the end of last season - $69 for size 84.
    Did not get to use it until this year and was dismayed to find it had no leg straps - just a tail cord.
    Two surcingle closures in front and crossed beneath.
    No center seam.

    Surprisingly it does not shift.
    I have watched my Big Guy roll repeatedly, get up, shake off and the blanket is still in place.
    He's also lay flat out to sleep - evidenced by a belly & maneful of shavings - and still the blanket is in place.

    This year's Dover sale catalog shows it at the same price.
    600D, 200gm fill - IMO a great deal for a midweight blanket.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
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    Ah, welcome to the horseware club. Amigo, Rhino, and Rambo have AWESOME fit, no shifting, no rubbing. It's the only line my QH can wear without grabbing the front of his blanket constantly.
    If only my geldings didn't like to beat the crap outta each other I would totally take advantage of that deal!
    Last edited by SAcres; Feb. 5, 2013 at 09:18 AM.


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    IDK... my Amigo does stay in place and is holding up well, but it rubs the worst out of any turnout I've owned....



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    Do the Amigos work on horses with really big shoulders? Or do they rub? And do they tend to run small or large? Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by caryledee View Post
    Do the Amigos work on horses with really big shoulders? Or do they rub? And do they tend to run small or large? Thanks!
    I guess it depends on how a horse is conformed. I have several Amigos, both light turnout, medium turnout, and stable blanket. In general, I like the product and the price is right. However, YES, they do rub my horse in the shoulders and wither area. My horse has very broad shoulders and low withers. Size wise, I'd say they run true. However, when an 81 is just a bit too small and and 84 is too large, that is a problem.



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    Thanks! I guess I will have to pass...the horse I have now gets rubs really easily.



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    I will never ever get another 600 denier unless it is free.


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    Well, my Big Guy has a pretty wide chest, sharkfin withers and a very fine haircoat.
    He has worn the blanket for 4 days straight now, I just took it off this morning and not any sign of a rub.

    The size seems pretty accurate - the 82 he was wearing gave him Plumber Butt and pulled across his chest. The Amigo 84 may be a fraction too long, but the overall fit is very nice.

    As for the 600D - since I rarely blanket it seems to be holding up fine.
    Even adding in the damn pony rearing up on the big guy with his sharp little pony hooves hasn't torn it {knock wood!} yet?
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurierace View Post
    I will never ever get another 600 denier unless it is free.
    Sadly, I agree. I got three Amigo 600D sheets, and they lasted about a month (at most) -- all shredded by herd-mates. I did love how lightweight they were though.



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    I would get 600D for a horse on single turnout or one that doesn't have "fun" pasturemates. Both my horses have WIDE shoulders, and I have never had a problem with rubbing.



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