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Rambo Newmarket Fleece Cooler..Opinions?

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    Rambo Newmarket Fleece Cooler..Opinions?

    I love the look of these but the tack shops I deal with don't have them in stock and could "order in" ...but I do like to actually feel the merchandise first...

    Are they on the thick side? Do they wick well?

    I'm dying to order one of these for my guy, but he's not done growing yet. I'm crossing my fingers that they're still making them in another year or two...

    So anyway, I can't help with the horse blankets specifically, but... I did buy one for my dog! Smartpak carries the Rambo Newmarket Fleece dog blankets. I'm really impressed with it. Now I'm even more anxious to get one for my horse! Can't speak to the wicking ability, but the fleece is nice, heavy fleece and it's nicely made.


      I LOVE MINE. They are *really* thick and *very* dense. It's got to be nearly a half inch thick. I'm honestly not sure how it wicks--it's been too warm for me to use it as a cooler--but it makes an AWESOME dress sheet.


        I can't wait for my 1/4 sheet to arrive....feels comfie toasty!!
        And might actually FIT my bigun..
        Hell, if it doesn't, I'll just order a Pony blanket and buckle that around my saddle...
        Go, Baby, Go......
        Aefvue Farms Footing Inspector


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          Hmm...I like the fact that it is very thick. I haven't bought a new dress cooler since..oh...1992. Which is about three horses ago. I'm entitled right?


            Thumbs up from GAF! I bought the quarter sheet about a week and a half ago... and now can't get it away from hubby, who has suggested I go buy myself another one (and he's typically of the 'if it's not British, wool, and old-fashioned, it can't be any good' school of thought on blankets). The XL (63") is plenty big for his ginormous drafties without being too silly on my 16.2 ish, very modern WB. It doesn't pick up hair easily, stays put without buffing their coats, and has a nice shape so I can get a leg or spur on the beasties as necessary. I've been doing full flat schools in it with no problems.

            The one thing I will say is that the tail cord is attached with a ring and clip that's *very* jingly (at least mine is), and the baby WB kept trying to stop and see what was making all the noise. I thought about taking off the clip and tying the cord, but decided I'd add an actual jingle bell instead, just for the entertainment value <G>.


              love it!

              I love the Rambo Newmarket Fleece - my two horses each have one of their own. It's beautiful - thick, soft, and it does an awesome job of wicking away moisture. I can actually see the tiny little drops of moisture on the outside of the fleece as it's wicking the moisture off of my horse's back. It's by far the nicest quality fleece I"ve ever seen. Well worth the money.


                Looks great, feels great, wicks great! LOVE IT! My only gripe is that is doesn't have a neck. Oh, and it's true to size, in my experience.


                  Love mine, although I ordered the 89 for my guy and it's a bit snug. My guy just loves his and I'm ordering more for the others.


                    I have one and love it. In fact I was wearing it myself in the indoor this morning and it kept me toasty while I watched my trainer working my horse, and then afterwards the horse got to wear it.

                    Super thick and very well-fitted. It's my favorite.


                      I have one and agree with the others -- it is thick and really fits well. My only concern, as mine is new, is how well it will wear with washing, and will it shrink. I hate when you get something fleece that is fabulous at the start, then washing makes it pill or get rough. So I'll have to see how it does over time.
                      The biggest problem I'm having right now is that with our wet weather of late, mine won't dry out if left in the barn, so I have to bring it home with me to dry it out!


                        I was going to buy a couple...tack store had them for a really good price (around $75). My horses already have a million coolers though, would they work well as a blanket liner?


                          I have the quarter sheet and I really like it. Would buy another one if I needed it.


                            I have both the quarter sheet and cooler, they're both thick, fluffy and excellent at wicking the molisture off the horse.
                            The fleece cooler would make an excellent liner!


                              static electricity??

                              The one thing I'm always afraid of with fleece, it they get static electricity....

                              Are you finding that this fleece doesn't get that? In the past, I've always pulled a fleece blanket off the horse and you hear the crackle and end up shocking the horse when you touch him.....doesn't make for a trusting relationship!

                              I've stuck with wool for that reason, but I do like the colors of these!!!


                                static electricity

                                I use Static Guard to help eliminate static electricity on horse blankets. I figured if it worked as well on the horse blankets as it works on my clothes, my horses would be happy. It's available at grocery stores - usually in the laundry detergent aisle.


                                  I looooove my quarter sheet. So nice. Thick and warm and lovely.

                                  True North Dressage
                                  Select Cheval Canadiens for dressage and eventing


                                    Excellent. Now my guy just has to hurry up and grow so that I know what size he needs...

                                    What size quarter sheet is everyone buying for their 17 hand-ish warmbloods? The L or the XL?


                                      I LOVE my Newmarket fleece. It is beautiful, warm, wicking and washes great. I am going to get a quarter sheet too. I like the other colors and will probably get those too...dear Santa...


                                        I have two coolers and a quarter sheet and love them! They are great quality, thick and true to size! Love the colors too! Glad to know Smartpak carries the dog blanket! One problem I have is on windy days the quarter sheet blows off to one side of my horses. It doesn't stay over their haunches, so doesn't do much good. Anyone have this happen?