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Blanket leg straps for blankets with no rings for the straps.. clamps?

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  • Blanket leg straps for blankets with no rings for the straps.. clamps?

    I saw somewhere a few weeks ago a place selling leg straps for blankets or coolers that don't come with the rings for leg straps to attach to. I think the design was basically little clamps on each end of the strap, so you could add them to just about any blanket or sheet. Now I want to buy a pair, and can't for the LIFE of me find them again!

    Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Know what site they were on?! Help!!!
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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    When the leg strap rings come off a blanket or i get one that doesn't have them I just put hog rings on to clip the leg straps to.

    Hog rings in case you don't know what they are http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-00b0d0204ae5 and you can either get a special hog ringer pliers or use a regular one. Most farm & fleet stores will have them.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Renae View Post
      When the leg strap rings come off a blanket or i get one that doesn't have them I just put hog rings on to clip the leg straps to.

      Hog rings in case you don't know what they are http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-00b0d0204ae5 and you can either get a special hog ringer pliers or use a regular one. Most farm & fleet stores will have them.
      Do you punch them through the fabric of the sheet then, or? Not quite understanding how you set it up.
      Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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        Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
        I saw somewhere a few weeks ago a place selling leg straps for blankets or coolers that don't come with the rings for leg straps to attach to. I think the design was basically little clamps on each end of the strap, so you could add them to just about any blanket or sheet. Now I want to buy a pair, and can't for the LIFE of me find them again!

        Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Know what site they were on?! Help!!!
        depends on what type of blanket your talking about if they have tabs or clamps as you say at the butt end of the ug
        you buy a fillet string or plaite baling twine and attach from one tab to the other behind the rug and then the tail sits over the top you you do it loose enough for movment but tight enough so wind etc doesnt blow the rug up and over the backside of the horse

        fillet strings cot pennies to buy and all tack shops sell them

        if the rug doesnt have leg legs straps its not meant to have them as most coollers
        swettrugs and summer sheets dont have them
        having a front and belly straps which are on the rug and made to x over underneath the horse obviously using the adjusting clip for length as again you want it at a lenght so horse doesnt get cuaght up in the straps if it rolls or lays down etc
        with a n added fillet string is enough to leep the rug in place

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          Originally posted by goeslikestink View Post
          depends on what type of blanket your talking about if they have tabs or clamps as you say at the butt end of the ug
          you buy a fillet string or plaite baling twine and attach from one tab to the other behind the rug and then the tail sits over the top you you do it loose enough for movment but tight enough so wind etc doesnt blow the rug up and over the backside of the horse

          fillet strings cot pennies to buy and all tack shops sell them

          if the rug doesnt have leg legs straps its not meant to have them as most coollers
          swettrugs and summer sheets dont have them
          having a front and belly straps which are on the rug and made to x over underneath the horse obviously using the adjusting clip for length as again you want it at a lenght so horse doesnt get cuaght up in the straps if it rolls or lays down etc
          with a n added fillet string is enough to leep the rug in place
          How would I attach a fillet string, though? It has no rings or attachments for that, either. It's a turnout sheet, but with closed front and cross belly surcingles, no fillet string or hind leg straps.
          Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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          • #6
            Well, if you find them let me know, the tail strap on my horse's Amigo is a toxic waste site (don't know why, my other horse keeps his pristine.)

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            • #7
              Why not just have your local blanket repair person add leg strap 'D'-rings to the blanket....Fast and easy fix.

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                If it has crossed surcingles, why does it need leg straps?

                If you really want them, though, maybe you could use tarp clips in place of D rings.
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                Apparently you can’t set the bar too low for people to crawl underneath.

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                  Originally posted by criss View Post
                  If it has crossed surcingles, why does it need leg straps?

                  If you really want them, though, maybe you could use tarp clips in place of D rings.
                  Because when ya live in central IL, and the barn is surrounded by cornfields with no windbreaks.. the second your horse turns their butt to the wind, the blanket flips inside out and nearly right on over their heads! Yeah.. true story.
                  Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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                  • #10
                    I have a set of these. Is this what you're looking for?

                    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...cd2=1226683858

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mallard View Post
                      Why not just have your local blanket repair person add leg strap 'D'-rings to the blanket....Fast and easy fix.
                      or you could just get some needle and thread and sew them on yourself. You should be able to buy them at local tack shops.

                      Lucky me - my mom enjoys fixing horse blankets - good thing - we have ten horses and they rip their blankets a lot.

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                        Originally posted by LarkspurCO View Post
                        I have a set of these. Is this what you're looking for?

                        http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...cd2=1226683858
                        Yes! I'm pretty sure those are it! I KNEW somebody on COTH would know what my really vague description was referring to!

                        Since you also own them, what do you think of them? Are they really only temporary, or could I use a pair 'full time' on a sheet?
                        Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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                          I think you could use them full time on your sheet, and they're very handy to have around. The clamps have little teeth and are very sturdy. The straps themselves are about 2.5 inches wide, much wider than a standard elastic blanket strap. I've used them as leg straps for a fleece liner and they work fine.

                          They're good for fastening coolers and holding horse clothing together when it tears, which happens a lot around here.

                          Of course, baling twine is always a viable option in a pinch.

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