• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Which blanket is warmer? Baker vs. ?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Which blanket is warmer? Baker vs. ?

    I have a Baker blanket (not the turnout, just the regular 'ole blanket) and a 280 gm stable blanket (http://www.sstack.com/Horsewear_Stab...t--Midweight-/).

    Which would you consider a warmer blanket, and why? I've always used regular turnout blankets in the past (Rambos and Rhinos), but I sold all of them because they didn't fit my new gelding. I'm now going with layering options, and have never used Bakers or stable blankets in the past. I have a turnout sheet that will serve as the top layer during turnout.
    Cindy

  • #2
    I would not use a Baker as a turnout layer, period. Every horse I've seen out with them alone (which is not their intended purpose) or under a turnout ends up with the Baker twisted and usually ripped.

    Comment


    • #3
      I would not use a stable blanket for turnout even with a turnout sheet over it,like riley0522 said they twist and get ripped. Get a turnout blanket 1200 denier ripstop anything else doent hold up.The 600 denier is only good for two winters i know i bought one will have to replace it for next winter,my 1200 denier is going on four winters no ripps and still water proof.

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        Originally posted by sassy45 View Post
        I would not use a stable blanket for turnout even with a turnout sheet over it,like riley0522 said they twist and get ripped. Get a turnout blanket 1200 denier ripstop anything else doent hold up.The 600 denier is only good for two winters i know i bought one will have to replace it for next winter,my 1200 denier is going on four winters no ripps and still water proof.
        Buying new blankets are NOT an option at the moment. The stable blanket has leg straps and fits him really well. It does NOT shift, either with or without the turnout over top. He's stalled 12 hours and on limited turnout 12 hours with 1 other gelding. Trust me, I only have 1200d and 1680d turnouts- I wouldn't waste my money on 600d. I can understand not layering with the Baker, but I certainly don't have issues with layering over a stable blanket designed to be used as a layer. In fact, I'll probably purchase a heavyweight stable blanket before I purchase a heavyweight turnout. The heavyweight turnout I have now, gets used about 6 times per year. That's not enough to justify the price of a new heavyweight turnout blanket - given my stabling situation.
        Cindy

        Comment


        • #5
          I've had good luck layering over Baker blankets. I used a Baker as the base and a Rhino wug turnout on top. No fuss, no muss. With that said, both pieces of clothing fit well!
          I have also layered a regular Rhino as well as a wug turnout shhet over a Triple Crown stable blanket. Again, the fit was 'correct' - not too big. That combo also worked like a charm!

          I love Baker blankets, but I really don't love picking shavings out of them, so I wouldn't use one regularly in the stall by itself. Other than that, I would try either combination based on which fits best.
          Y'all ain't right!

          Comment


          • #6
            If the blanket fits and doesnt shift then putting the turnout over it is fine. I understand not be able to buy new blankets right now,thats why iam waiting till next fall to buy a new blanket for my horse. The blanket that 600 denier is still usable for now it keeping my horse dry and warm.

            Comment


            • #7
              You will get more warmth with layering than with a single blanket because of the air trapped BETWEEN the layers. This is what really keeps them warm. I have layered with stable blankets, including Bakers, with a T/O sheet on top and it has worked satisfactorily. Unless you have a REALLY wild roller...

              You do the best you can with what you have.
              Laurie

              Comment


              • #8
                I use my horse's Baker as a base layer when it's really cold, and I didn't have a single problem with it shifting under his t/o. It fits him well and it's small enough to fit under his t/o, though. Actually, the only problem is that when he started shedding it was a PITA to get the hair out of the Baker!

                I would assume the stable blanket is the warmer one. My boss has a Schneider's stable blanket for her stallion and it's pretty toasty.

                ETA I also like the option of washing a base layer so the part next to my horse is relatively clean.
                I love my Econo-Nag!

                Comment


                • #9
                  I would also assume the stable blanket is slightly warmer than the Baker.

                  I would "guesstimate" the weight of the Baker to be around 200g vs. your 280g for the stable blanket.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    The baker t/o blanket is 400 fill and is very warm. I do like that blanket but also prefer the one's with a hood. A better option in to get a light blanket with a hood and put the baker t/o blanket under the light t/o. This way your horse will be warm and you have 2 blankets that can be used multi ways. Good LUCK

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I live in the Northeast and we always layer blankets (they don't make a warm-enough blanket, even the Rambo Supremes need at least one layer). Layering over a stable blanket it actually easier than dealing with all the straps & bulk that layering over a t/o is, FWIW. If you put the leg-straps of the t/o through the d-rings of the under-layers, things usually stay in place. You can also purchase individual surcingles, which I find very handy if the stable blankets don't have belly surcingles, or to just anchor things down. I have found that the Baker's don't fit many horses well, which is why they slip, so I'd use whatever blanket fits best for t/o.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Show_hunters View Post
                        The baker t/o blanket is 400 fill and is very warm. I do like that blanket but also prefer the one's with a hood. A better option in to get a light blanket with a hood and put the baker t/o blanket under the light t/o. This way your horse will be warm and you have 2 blankets that can be used multi ways. Good LUCK
                        I don't have the Baker TURNOUT blanket, just the regular old fashioned Baker blanket. Yes, my stable blanket has 280gm of fill. So I'm comparing 280gm of fill to the Baker blanket.
                        Cindy

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          The Baker's warmth comes from how tightly woven it is, not from loft or "fill." As old fashioned as I am, I think that blankets is one area where the industry is leaps and bounds ahead of what we had eons ago. Point being, the lighter, loftier blankets both fit better and are less weight on the horse, as well as being warmer. I love Bakers, but they slip on most horses. So, go with the stable blanket if you have a choice.
                          Laurie

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            The stable blanket will be warmer. Been there, done that.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have the Baker blanket and the same stable blanket. I use the stable blanket as the warmer option. My horse plays hard and rolls a lot - the stable
                              blanket works fine with a turnout sheet over top. Turnout with the Baker as the base layer ends up with an unhappy horse with bunched up undies!

                              Comment

                              • Original Poster

                                #16
                                With the weather the Mid Atlantic has experienced the past week, I've felt that the stable blanket w/turnout sheet on top is on the verge of being too warm. The wind stopped last evening, so I removed the turnout and just left him stalled with the stable blanket and neck cover (his neck is completely clipped). He was perfectly cozy this morning, but not over warm. I felt like I needed something that was a little bit less warm, so I ordered this blanket liner from Schneiders: http://www.sstack.com/horsewear_mult...r--open-front/
                                I'm thinking that it will give me alot more options. He can wear it alone in the stall, or under this turnout. If it gets zero with a windchill, I can layer it under his stable blanket, under his turnout. It looks like it will be nice to toss on him after a workout or when riding in the trailer. "Good news" for next week though, it's supposed to be colder and windier than this past week. I'll be back to my original blanketing plan then. The Baker has been staying in the tackroom for the time being since he won't be able to wear his neck cover with it (no dees). Thanks for everybody's help and opinions!
                                Cindy

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  I use the Baker Stable Blanket (thicker one) as an under layer. However it can cause rubs so I use another undersheet that doesn't cause them. Basicly it's a good layering blanket to add warm.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I have a Baker blanket knockoff my mother bought in 1993 because the tack shop had these rather than Bakers. It has been used as a base layer on numerous horses and that baby still looks new. I cannot recall the brand, but it's a moot point, as I have searched all over and cannot find them.

                                    A barn I worked at used a Baker under a T/O sheet as the mid-weight blanket until the horses moved up to their heavy Rambos. The Bakers survived beautifully.

                                    I would guess the other stable blanket is warmer than the Baker...
                                    Last edited by Invite; Dec. 10, 2010, 10:34 AM. Reason: never answered original question
                                    Beth

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Personally, I never buy stable blankets anymore. I have one really nice one in my garage that hasn't been used in years. I just have several turnouts in multiple weights and they pull double duty as stable blankets as well. Really no reason to have both. In the case of limited funds, I'd just invest in turnouts. I love Rambos (and have several) but you're right, they don't fit every horse. I've got a couple of Dover Northwind turnouts that I've had for years and really fit every build of horse I've tried them on. A great, easy to fit blanket for the money.

                                      That said, back to your original question, anything with loft is going to be warmer. Baker blankets are fine in the stable but I wouldn't use one for turnout even with a top turnout layer.

                                      Comment

                                      Working...
                                      X