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  • Turnout for BIG horse?

    I have a horse that needs an 87 turnout blanket-but something that won't wipe out my bank account Any suggestions?

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    Honestly-- they're not cheap but they last forever. I don't do anything but Rambo/Rhino/Amigo for my big guy. The Amigo 1200D line (Bravo) is far more durable than the 600D lines (Mip and Hero).

    I haven't found that Weatherbeetas fit him well, nor are they much cheaper than Rambo for (in my opinion) much less quality.

    I tried the Dover brand (Rider's) and him but they were a titch small/tight. If your guy is tall but not wide you might do okay with them.

    Have not tried Schenider's but I know they make a "big fella" line that some people like.

    Eous makes BIG HUGE gigantic sizes, and I like their stuff, but it's hard to find.
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    • #3
      Rambo

      Rambo is really the way to go, it will last a long time. I bought my big guy at least one blanket a year til I spent the money for a Rambo (which is going into it's 4th winter soon).

      I had a schneider's turnout sheet for him, but that rubbed his withers bad (he has a long high wither but I got the v-free). I had a weatherbeeta that looked like a mini skirt on him and didn't last. I tried a Masta and it fell apart...

      If you look around you should be able to find a Rambo original for a good price, maybe equus now or smartpak?
      http://www.stampyandthebrain.com

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      • #4
        Horze? Their blankets come in 87 and are pretty reasonable...
        Barn rat for life

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        • #5
          Rambo has been my choice for the big guy (84 in Rambo). He also did well with a Pessoa, but don't know if they run big enough for your guy - his was an 84 sheet and that thing was tough! Since it was an obnoxious orange and red, it was on closeout for less than $100.

          People seem to like the Smartpak blankets, so maybe check to see if any of those come big enough. Pretty reasonable price and a nice warranty on them. I haven't tried one yet, but thinking about it for my 84 guy.

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          • #6
            I know Schneider's has their Big Fella (I think) blankets for the larger horse. Don't know anything about them as far as quality goes.

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            • #7
              I love Schneiders blankets. They also have one that has a longer drop for bigger horses.

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              • #8
                Go with Horze, but be sure you buy the most expensive model. I am a retailer for them for Europe, and I know their blankets as well as anyone can. There is a HUGE difference between the cheapest and the most expensive models. And even the most expensive ones are cheaper for what they are.
                www.facebook.com/lusitanos4sale

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                • #9
                  First of all I have an 87" brand new mw Rambo w/ leg arches. I need to get rid of it. No longer have horse. It is still in the bag. Let me know if interested! I just bought Eous blankets for new horse. Came from [URL="smartipony.com"]. Free shipping and great prices. I got the Phlegnon hw w/ hood and Banbridge sheet for $300. [URL="classicsaddlery.com"]. carries them and are great w/ fitting issues.

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                  • #10
                    I also love my Rambo for my big girl. The heavy keeps her weeny thin-skinned self warm, and it holds up to her goofing off with the yearlings. I think we got all of hers on sale online, most of them from year's past versions/colors.
                    I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
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                    • #11
                      Love these. I bought the Madrid and it's beautiful.

                      http://www.equisupplies.com/

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                      • #12
                        http://www.ebay.com/itm/87-rambo-ori...item416cbfd890

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                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rambo-Wug-Li...item416cbfd663

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