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  • Help Finding a Quality Waterproof Sheet

    I would like to find a good quality water proof sheet. I would like something that is doesn't have any fill, but that won't be easily torn. I also don't want the type that is like a tarp because I think it'll make my horse too hot.
    I would also love to find a waterproof neck cover that I could use alone with the waterproof sheet or on top of another neck cover.
    Chick's Saddlery has several waterproof sheets for good prices, but I don't know if any of them are good quality.
    I would really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you!

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    I love the Schneider's sheets at SS Tack. Super durable and come in different styles based on your horse's build. They have neck covers too.
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      #3
      Originally posted by BayBondGirl View Post
      I love the Schneider's sheets at SS Tack. Super durable and come in different styles based on your horse's build. They have neck covers too.
      Thank you so much! Is there any way you could post the link?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Floralhorsse View Post

        Thank you so much! Is there any way you could post the link?
        Loads of options for materials and shapes/cuts:

        https://www.sstack.com/waterproof-ho...sheets/c/1202/
        "When I look back on my life, the times I have been stingy or unappreciative haunt me. I don't regret one instance of generosity." --PeteyPie

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        • #5
          When you say quality is important then you gotta go to Rambo. I just received an Optimo for my difficult to fit mare and once again Rambo impresses me. I've yet in my life to see a Rambo disappoint.

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          • #6
            Shires Stormcheeta sheets are really amazing quality. 2000 Denier and seem very nicely made. Cheaper than Rambo, and often on sale. The SmartPak Ultimate sheets are also nice and often on sale. SP offers a 10-year warranty on them, so do worries if your horse tries to kill it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PaddockWood View Post
              When you say quality is important then you gotta go to Rambo. I just received an Optimo for my difficult to fit mare and once again Rambo impresses me. I've yet in my life to see a Rambo disappoint.
              I would have posted this when I first bought my Rambo, but the waterproofing completely failed on year three. Total failure to the point that I can't even re-waterproof it with spray on. Its as if the fabric just gave way. I have never had a sheet fail quite so completely. I won't pay that much money again. I bought a Turtleneck to replace it, not yet sure if its longevity but its a really nice sheet.

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              • #8
                Rambo- There are several styles to choose from, in several price ranges. I have, with care in washing using Rambo blanket wash, had one stay waterproof for over 7 years, and untorn. This worn by a rowdy gelding.
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                • #9
                  Shires. or Rambo. Take care in laundering. Rewaterproof sooner rather than later. I have one of the original green Rambos that I bought in the early 90s Not very green anymore. But still useful. I waterproof every year

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by islgrl View Post

                    I would have posted this when I first bought my Rambo, but the waterproofing completely failed on year three. Total failure to the point that I can't even re-waterproof it with spray on. Its as if the fabric just gave way. I have never had a sheet fail quite so completely. I won't pay that much money again. I bought a Turtleneck to replace it, not yet sure if its longevity but its a really nice sheet.
                    How do you like the fit of the Turtleneck? I have the worst time finding a sheet that doesn't pull on my mare's shoulder when she moves. Love the fit of a Wug on her as long as it has fill, but take the fill out and it doesn't work any longer.

                    Am contemplating trying either an Optimo or a Turtleneck as my next attempt.

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                    • #11
                      I’m a long time Rambo user. For years, the 100g was a great rain sheet for my climate. But, my last 2 have been essentially not water proof, at all. I moved to SP. overall not Rambo quality but at least waterproof.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by islgrl View Post

                        I would have posted this when I first bought my Rambo, but the waterproofing completely failed on year three. Total failure to the point that I can't even re-waterproof it with spray on. Its as if the fabric just gave way. I have never had a sheet fail quite so completely. I won't pay that much money again. I bought a Turtleneck to replace it, not yet sure if its longevity but its a really nice sheet.
                        Well that feedback is good to know because they are SO expensive. That would be very disappointing. I wonder if they would do a replacement in a situation like that?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PaddockWood View Post

                          Well that feedback is good to know because they are SO expensive. That would be very disappointing. I wonder if they would do a replacement in a situation like that?
                          Rambo does have a replacement policy for their blankets but you need to fill out the card that comes with it so they have a record of when you bought it. It was a 3-year warranty - not sure if it still is. I won't buy another one ever as six of my sheets over the years have all leaked within that warranty period. I'd return the failed one for a new one and that would eventually leak too, return it, get another one, repeat. For that kind of money they should last a heck of a lot longer.
                          "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pico Banana View Post

                            How do you like the fit of the Turtleneck? I have the worst time finding a sheet that doesn't pull on my mare's shoulder when she moves. Love the fit of a Wug on her as long as it has fill, but take the fill out and it doesn't work any longer.

                            Am contemplating trying either an Optimo or a Turtleneck as my next attempt.
                            I do like the turtleneck fit! My horse is IMPOSSIBLE to fit which is how I ended up with the high neck Rambo as the only thing that really worked. I have been very pleased with how he does in the turtleneck.

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                            • #15
                              This!
                              https://www.premierequine.co.uk/hors...s-c102x3068296

                              I have never experienced soaked horses and leaking rugs since I started buying rugs from PE.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by islgrl View Post

                                I do like the turtleneck fit! My horse is IMPOSSIBLE to fit which is how I ended up with the high neck Rambo as the only thing that really worked. I have been very pleased with how he does in the turtleneck.
                                Thank you! I may have to give it a try!

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                                • #17
                                  My waterproof sheets get a lot of use. Before it gets really cold, I use them alone, and then when the weather gets uglier, I use them on top of my turnout blankets.
                                  I like SP, Schneiders, Rambo, and I really like the one Turtleneck I have. I love the way it fits around the neck.
                                  Both Schneiders and Smart Pak have good sales, so I would suggest going with one of them for the price.
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                                  • #18
                                    Shires stormcheeta is my favorite. They are durable and keep the waterproofing for years!!

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                                    • #19
                                      I must be the only one, but I've had the worst luck with Schneiders sheets and blankets not being waterproof. Rambos fit kinda wonky on my pony, so I go the Weatherbeeta route. So far so good, no leaks going on three years with current blanket. Fits really well on narrow horse/ponies, but not the wide shoulders hunks in my opinion.

                                      Weatherbeeta offers a three year warranty same as Rambo and are alot cheaper to start with.
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