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    My horse's blanket seems to be rubbing at the top of the neck opening just in front of the withers, so i was thinking a high neck (not a whole neck cover) might be more comfy. I had ordered one just like his current blanket w/ different neck but they were sold out, so I'm back to shopping. Anyone have any experiences with these? Or suggestions? I'd like to stay under about $175 Thanks!

    http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets...inal-turnouts/

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/waldha...x?cm_vc=Search

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/landa-f...fo/p/X1-24837/
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

  • #2
    Horze.com has some nice high-neck turnouts at great prices, i'm very happy with mine and i've noticed no rubbing

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    • #3
      Of the three I would definitely go with the Schneiders due to it's higher denier. I wouldn't pay much for a 600 denier blanket, especially a Weatherbeeta since I thend to find them leaky anyway.

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      • #4
        This year I went cheap so it wouldn't hurt so much when I have to replace them next year since I have 4 year old. So far I'm liking both of my choices that I'm glad that I bought them a little roomy.
        My choices:
        I have this high neck medium weight
        http://www.equestriancollections.com...upcode=ER90839

        He's worn it a handful of times with a pony that likes to grab onto tail flaps and run the other way without any blemishes or wear. I really like the design and fit on my average build TB.

        http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets...reen-turnouts/

        He's worn this since November alone and with layers. I also love the fit on this no pulling, binding, shifting, etc. It seems very durable and quality construction. I do prefer the front closure (buckles and snaps) on this blanket.

        I also have the 100 fill Centaur stable blanket and I'm impressed with the quality and fit of this too especially for the price.

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        • #5
          This year I went cheap so it wouldn't hurt so much when I have to replace them next year since I have 4 year old. So far I'm liking both of my choices that I'm glad that I bought them a little roomy.
          My choices:
          I have this high neck medium weight
          http://www.equestriancollections.com...upcode=ER90839

          He's worn it a handful of times with a pony that likes to grab onto tail flaps and run the other way without any blemishes or wear. I really like the design and fit on my average build TB.

          http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets...reen-turnouts/

          He's worn this since November alone and with layers. I also love the fit on this no pulling, binding, shifting, etc. It seems very durable and quality construction. I do prefer the front closure (buckles and snaps) on this blanket.

          I also have the 100 fill Centaur stable blanket and I'm impressed with the quality and fit of this too especially for the price.

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          • #6
            I like Schneider's because you can get a higher denier for less money than most blankets. 600 denier might as well be paper for as long as it lasts. 1200 is good for most horses.
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            • #7
              I like the Horseware Ireland Wugs (Rhino and Rambo). My horse went from violently flinging his head up and down to the odd mild toss within a week of getting his first Wug. Apparently the old blankets didn't fit comfortably...

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              • #8
                Favourite blanket of all time - Bucas Smartex with power cooler. Hasn't rubbed or been destroyed by VERY destructive pasture mates in 2 winters of constant wear. Love the hardware, love the look, love the fact that it has the built in power cooler that gives the blanket some range for temperature suitability.

                These are rather pricey, but you can sometimes pick them up on sale for last year's colours, etc.
                All that is gold does not glitter;
                Not all those who wander are lost.
                ~J.R.R. Tolkien
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                • #9
                  I just got my guy the new Schneider's high neck blanket...

                  http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets...rmor-turnouts/

                  LOVE it. It is more of a royal blue (which is "my color" anyway ) and the material is super tough. He's only worn it a few days, but it looks great, doesn't shift, and he's been nice and toasty, even with no hair. It does run big though, I would suggest ordering one size down.
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                  • #10
                    Honestly, you'll find no better quality than a Rambo. I never wanted to spend the money on one, thinking they can't possibly be worth that much, but they really truly are. Durability and fit far surpass any Schneiders blanket. Their blue high neck fit my horse HORRIBLY, gave him terrible shoulder rubs from the way the blanket was cut. I ended up throwing it out. I used Schneiders blankets for years before I became a part of the horseware "cult". The only thing I can say about Schneiders blankets is that I never had the outer overlong rip on one. Seams, lining, and surcingles are a whole other story.
                    come what may

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SAcres View Post
                      Honestly, you'll find no better quality than a Rambo. I never wanted to spend the money on one, thinking they can't possibly be worth that much, but they really truly are.
                      this. i'm obsessed with my rambo wug. i have a rhino wug as well, and like it also, but the rambo is definitely better.

                      that said, i'm pretty sure that any high neck will solve your fit problem.

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                      • #12
                        Just in time for last week's cold snap, I got a new highneck from Bit of Britain: http://www.bitofbritain.com/Bit_of_B...out_p/3638.htm
                        It is only 600D, but it's working quite nicely for our needs and it fits my girl well, so I'm pleased with it so far.
                        (I've had good experience with blankets from Schneider's as well - but I got a good deal on the BoB.)

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                          #13
                          Thanks, guys! I talked to my BO yesterday (since she knows how much he plays w/ his buddy better than I do) and she said 1200D would be a better idea b/c of how much he rolls. Thanks for the reviews: I'm headed to watch/shop at a big show tomorrow so maybe I can find something there. Thanks again!
                          "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

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                          • #14
                            Ask your BO if your guy rolls more with his blanket on or off - I noticed that my girl rolled ALOT when I put a blanket on her that didn't fit very well. (It was the right size, but the design and her body type apparently are not a good match.) Once I traded it out for something that had a different cut, she stopped rolling so much.

                            Just one more thing to consider - happy blanket shopping!

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