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Big WB shoulder winter blanket fit?

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  • Big WB shoulder winter blanket fit?

    So who has a large WB with a big shoulder, and what do they wear for a winter blanket?? I need to buy a new one and what fits him best only comes in bright red, which I despise! It's the Shires blanket, anyone have any info on anything comparable?? If not I guess I will have to buy the Shires!


  • #2
    Hug Style blankets from Dover work on my big boy.


    • #3
      Amigo XL. That's the only ones that fit my clyde x mare. And don't worry about the lack of leg straps. The blanket does not move.


      • #4
        Try Big D. They're designed primarily for Quarter Horses, many of whom have massive shoulders. They are also more generous in the hip and over the loin.


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          • #6
            Bucas and, if needed, get a high neck. My Percheron has massive shoulders and without the high neck, she'd get rubbed no matter the width thrug the shoulder gusset.
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            • #7
              The smartpack blankets have been a good fit for my big shouldered mare and at a fair price/decent quality.


              • #8
                Try Eous blankets, they have plenty of room.

                Last edited by Zenyatta; Nov. 30, 2012, 08:56 PM. Reason: link added


                • #9
                  Rhino Wug's fit my 84" draft cross beautifully. She routinely would rip out the seams in the shoulders of her Weatherbeeta's.


                  • #10
                    I found a fit with a blanket with large shoulder pleats/darts,and bought it a size bigger than measured.
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                    • #11
                      The Schneiders blankets with the adjusta-shoulder work great for my mare, everything else I tried gave her shoulder rubs.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Flying Hearts View Post
                        The Schneiders blankets with the adjusta-shoulder work great for my mare, everything else I tried gave her shoulder rubs.
                        My instructor recommends Schneiders for big WB shoulders.


                        • #13
                          My big guy with a massive front end was too big for the Smartpak blanket. The Rambos fit a little better, but still a little snug. The old Rambo XL fit perfectly, but they don't make them anymore


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SeeHowSheRuns View Post
                            The old Rambo XL fit perfectly, but they don't make them anymore
                            Yup, ditto here on the Rambo XL. After trying a ton of other clothes on my new, giant-shouldered Friesian x Perch, I bought a Rambo Optimo stable sheet and turnout for her. They've got very, very deep darts that essentially allow the front and back halves to move independently of each other and not pull or bind. They run huge and are spendy, but for my mare the design works brilliantly. The turnouts come with separate liners (100, 200, 300, or 400g) that clip on and can be swapped out. I'm really happy with mine so far -- but of course, the winter's still young!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Go Fish View Post
                              Try Big D. They're designed primarily for Quarter Horses, many of whom have massive shoulders. They are also more generous in the hip and over the loin.
                              This. I don't have a WB but I have a bulldog-style QH with linebacker shoulders, so it's the same fit issue. I'd try finding any blanket with a "stock horse cut"/"quarter horse cut". I think Schneider's makes one, as well as maybe Rambo?
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