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Blanketing narrow chest, high wither, TB??

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  • Blanketing narrow chest, high wither, TB??

    I have 15.2 TB mare, narrow chest, high withers, petite, WeatherBeeta and others hang on her in the front. Any suggestions? Anyone tried the Amigo as it is on sale now? Can't afford Rambo

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    I had a narrow chested, high withered Saddlebred. He measured a 78, but because of the neck issues he wears a 76 much better. The 78's I would have to sew darts/pleats into the neck to take up some of the extra fabric.

    I have never tried them, but I've always thought the "hug" blankets would probably fit better.

    You could also try one of the blankets that have a high or extended neck. They seem to have a different fit.

    Good luck.

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    • #3
      I've had great luck with this type of horse in a Pessoa. I think they actually fit the narrow chested horses better than a wider horse... The hug would be a great option too. I find sometimes in narrow horses I don't get the fit I want with a Rambo 'original' and need the wug version.

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      • #4
        I have a 16.3-17.0ish hand narrow chested, huge withered TB...he also has a big shoulder. He fits nicely in the regular cut Rambos and Amigos...I did try on a Wug on him in the size he wears in the regular cut, and length was right but it was very tight through the shoulder. I think if I really wanted to use a Wug on him, I'd have to go up a size and then the blanket would be waaaay too long.

        He wears a 78" in other blankets, and a 78" in his Rambos and Amigo. They are a touch long in the drop, but get the job done. His Amigo is going on it's 3rd season and still looks good, and his turnout buddy and him love to pull each other's blankets.

        I also have a midweight Dover Northwind for him which fits him nicely, but it seems to really pull down on his withers and is much heavier than the Rambos/Amigos. I will definitely use it until it dies, but wouldn't buy another one for him due to his build.

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        • #5
          I have been using a size 72 high neck Shires brand blanket for my 15.2 hand narrow chested, high-withered, petite TB gelding. It fits him great around the neck. I recently bought a regular neck Shires and we bought a size bigger (75") since the 72" is a tad too short IMO (I wish his behind would be a bit better covered). Well, the regular neck just hangs on him and sits way back on his shoulders so I guess a 72" would have been a better option for us so that the neck is tighter. I'm going to send this regular neck one back and I think I will just stick to the high neck blankets.

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          • #6
            Ditto the Pessoa. Fits my narrow-chested, higher-withered arab perfectly, and the 2100D fabric is tough as nails.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hampton Bay View Post
              Ditto the Pessoa. Fits my narrow-chested, higher-withered arab perfectly, and the 2100D fabric is tough as nails.
              I've been sticking with Shires since they come in a 1680D at a great price and I've never had a rip (knock on wood) but I just looked up this blanket and I'm impressed! It looks like the only one they carry in the 2100D Summit line is a sheet? I might have to get one of those! Wow! And a 3 year guarantee - you cannot beat that.

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              • #8
                Schneider's V-free turnouts. Had 2 for 2 yrs and still looks new.

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                • #9
                  I have one of those Cavlalier cooling sheets and it has the snuggest but good neck fit of any blanket I've ever owned. Both my horses have very high withers too. See if they make blankets.

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                  • #10
                    Don't try the hug. I just returned one because the front bib was way too wide for a narrow-chested TB. Even with the straps adjusted all the way to the shortest setting, the front gaped badly.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Merle View Post
                      I've been sticking with Shires since they come in a 1680D at a great price and I've never had a rip (knock on wood) but I just looked up this blanket and I'm impressed! It looks like the only one they carry in the 2100D Summit line is a sheet? I might have to get one of those! Wow! And a 3 year guarantee - you cannot beat that.
                      They have a Tunrda line in MW and HW that's also 2100D. I got mine on TotD, so not sure where you could find one. I wish I had bought 3 instead of 1!

                      The Schneiders suck on anything with a narrow chest. I moved the buckles in 8" on mine, and it's still too big in the neck. Plus they SO don't hold up, and you have to pay $30 plus shipping to use the "warranty".

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                      • #12
                        I have the Smartpak Thinsulate blanket and it has a vey high and narrow neck opening - might fit your horse pretty well. It does well on my medium wide WB cross, but probably would be too tight on a wide chested horse..... I really like the fit and quality on this blanket so far too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HastyGirl View Post
                          I have 15.2 TB mare, narrow chest, high withers, petite, WeatherBeeta and others hang on her in the front. Any suggestions? Anyone tried the Amigo as it is on sale now? Can't afford Rambo
                          I bought the high neck thinsulate blanket from Smart Pak for my 16.1 hand high withered, narrow TB. It floats above his withers, doesn't pinch his chest and he has quit acting up when I blanket him

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                          • #14
                            Rhino Wugs are the only blankets that fit my TB who is built similar to yours.

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                            • #15
                              I got a schneiders this year cause I have the same problem. I got one that has adjusting straps on either side of the neck, and it makes a good custom fit, and stays nice and snug on my boy. And the seam along the back (which is reinforced with webbing) goes into a V at the withers, which gives a little extra room if needed. Blankets tend to slide right off of my boy(leg straps barely helped, they would just ride up on one leg, and the blanket would still be off his other side), so I got a blanket with a belly band, and that seemed to help with the shifting, and it seems to be comfortable on him. No rubbing has occured either, which used to happen easily with all other blankets I tried.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Merle View Post
                                I have been using a size 72 high neck Shires brand blanket for my 15.2 hand narrow chested, high-withered, petite TB gelding. It fits him great around the neck. I recently bought a regular neck Shires and we bought a size bigger (75") since the 72" is a tad too short IMO (I wish his behind would be a bit better covered). Well, the regular neck just hangs on him and sits way back on his shoulders so I guess a 72" would have been a better option for us so that the neck is tighter. I'm going to send this regular neck one back and I think I will just stick to the high neck blankets.
                                Shires Typhoon Midweight Combo Horse Turnout Blanket - is this the blanket or is it the actual "high neck"?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by HastyGirl View Post
                                  Shires Typhoon Midweight Combo Horse Turnout Blanket - is this the blanket or is it the actual "high neck"?
                                  That's the blanket (their "combo" is a high neck).

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                                  • #18
                                    It's cavalero by Moxie. The necks are great.
                                    moxieequestrian.com

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                                    • #19
                                      I have schneiders also for my shark finned guy and it fits great!
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                                        #20
                                        How was the sizing? I am using a 72 Weatherbeeta and my mare is 15.2

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