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    Hey guys! What is the best heavy turnout with a neck, without breaking the bank? It's only for this season, as normally he gets too hot with a neck, but he needs it for the rest of this winter (long story). As long is it can handle a bit of rough housing for a few months and keep him warm, that's all I need. So no rambo's please, they are WAY too expensive for a short term blanket

    Used is fine too, but I don't know what brands to look for/stay away from.

    Smartpak's brand of turnout. They have the pink or blue plaid ones for a little more $$$ or you can buy the plain colored ones with a high neck for cheaper. They are awesome awesome blankets and last forever. I have been so incredibly happy with their brand of turnouts. And if you ever did experience a problem, their customer service is second to none.


      I think an Amigo would do the trick. The one I linked is a 1200 D heavyweight blanket with a detachable neck cover. It's a little pricey ($180) but you should have it around for at least 2-3 years.
      come what may

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        Check the closeouts and sale blankets.
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          It doesn't have a neck cover, but the cheapest turnouts are from Jeffer's- they're on sale for about $30. They're not fancy- they're like Carhart material. I've had them last for several years- just as long as the more expensive turnout rugs- and my horses stayed warm and dry underneath.


            I found a Weatherbeeta Orican on sale at with a detach a neck for $129.00 and they were running a sale, if you spent $100.00 you got 10 off and free shipping. I also just found a coupon code for or State Line tack in my entertainment book: $25.00 off $100, code ENT2011.
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            RIP Barichello


              I have been impressed with the Amigo blankets. They are very similar to rambo and are durable.


                Personally think the Horseware (Rambo) blankets are by far the best, anything else I have tried is junk. And if you go with Rhino or Amigo, not too expensive and still great quality.


                  Full-time bargain hunter.


                    Second the Amigo. But def get the 1200D. The "Plus" model comes with the neck, but the neck is removable as well. Recently got this and love it!!! Previously would get Rambos, but I just can't stomach the price anymore!


                    $179 out the door and you get a free halter & lead - Woo - extras are always good!


                      I'm really liking my centaur blanket, 1200d high neck light weight turnout I got for $70. Not the spec's you're after but a brand worth considering imo.

                      the $70 centaur is outlasting the $120 schneiders fwiw, but I like the fit of the schneiders better, the centaur has an enormous drop, far too much for my little boy.
                      Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


                        Originally posted by Plumcreek View Post

                        Check the closeouts and sale blankets.
                        I second Schneiders.


                          yup, that cheapie dura-tech midweight was like $60 on sale, I bought it for a 2 year old knowing he would outgrow it before the next season. It's waterproofing held up to a wet, cold rainy winter, it was warm, and it worked. It tents up a bit and tended to skew a wee bit (I mean 3-4" from one side to the other) but he outgrew it faster than I thought and his body shape could best be described as Totally Tubular during that period - I'm not sure a $500 blanket wouldn't have had the same problem.

                          So for the $$, knowing it was a 1 season thing? Perfect. Oh yeah, and I think it sold at the used tack store before this year's first cold spell hit so I probably cleared $25 off that. Win-Win!
                          Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                            Ebay has lots of good deals through some of the sellers who have stores on there (ie; no bidding)


                            I have one similar to this and it's pretty nice.