• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Best sheet fit for a QH

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Best sheet fit for a QH

    I'm looking for a rain sheet (no fill) for my QH with the typical QH build. I have two Schneiders blankets for him that are very tight in the shoulders, even with the adjustafit straps all the way up.


  • #2
    My Weatherbeeta Saxon sheet fits my bulldog mare surprisingly well. Otherwise, I'd say go for the "westerny" brands, like Big D or even Weaver Leather makes a few blankets. I just bought their midweight blanket a few weeks ago, it fits my mare like a GLOVE, with plenty of shoulder and butt room.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!


    • #3
      The best fit for my QH boy was the weatherbeeta Taka. I have one in every weight for him, including a sheet. It's fits him well - here's a pic of my QH boy, Jax, in his blanket. He's the one on the Left - in the blue and red plaid.

      My other big boy on the right, an Appendix, is wearing it in the winterberry plaid (green and burgundy).

      As you can see - they are nice and roomy through the shoulders.



      • #4
        Rambo QH or Big D both fit my paint really well, I also have an Amigo TO sheet that fits my beestie, I just had to go up a size.


        • #5
          Originally posted by mypaintwattie View Post
          Rambo QH or Big D both fit my paint really well, I also have an Amigo TO sheet that fits my beestie, I just had to go up a size.
          Ooh, good to hear. I just ordered an Amigo sheet for the monster and was hoping it was roomy!


          • #6
            Another vote for Big D.


            • #7
              big d



              • #8
                Questions. Re size. Rambo QH and Amigo both made by Rambo, right? Are they measured midchest to mid-tail or midchest to mid-butt cheek? My horse wears a 78 in anything other than a Rambo (75).


                • #9
                  Rambo QH and Amigo are both made by Horsewear Ireland. The Rambo QH line seems to fit pretty true to size, my size 74 mare wears a size 74. The Amigo line fits differently, you are supposed to subtract 4" from your horses normal size. When I did, and ordered a 69", it was too small for my paint, so I sized up to a 72", which is still smaller than her normal size but not the suggested 4" that they recommend.


                  • #10
                    Very helpful. Thanks.


                    • #11
                      When I measured my BS Paint for a Rhino I did the subtaraction and got him a 78 even though he always wears an 81. It was too small (super tight on his big shoulders) and I had to send it back to get the 81 that he always wears. He also has a Wheatherbeeta Orican that fits well in an 81.


                      • #12
                        I have the Weatherbeeta Orican. It fits true to size.


                        • #13
                          Another Weatherbeeta user here. It is about the ONLY sheet out there that fits my bulldoggy QH with a chest wider than the barn wall. I buy the Freestyle blankets and sheets for her, which are even roomier yet.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fourmares View Post
                            Another vote for Big D.
                            Yes, Big D is classic QH blankets too, but I didn't know they had a plain rain sheet with no fill. Big Ds fit wide QHs awesomely. Is that a word?


                            • #15
                              I think my prob with my Orican Freestyle is that I was going by Rambo measurement rules and bought a 76 instead of a 78. She wears a 75 in a Rambo. They don't make this particular Orican any more. I really like it, but could use a bigger one.


                              • #16
                                Well, now I'm seeing this in an ad:
                                Please note Weatherbeeta blankets run larger than some other blanket types. They are measured from the center of the chest around the side of the horse to the end of the hindquarters rather than to the tail.


                                • #17
                                  I am getting nervous about my Amigo order.

                                  I hope I ordered the right size!

                                  If an 84 saxon fits perfectly but is too short (miniskirt, damages his sensitive male ego) how is an 84 waterproof Amigo sheet going to fit? He's very huge and bulky and such (half Percheron, half quarter horse- so kind of like a QH build on steroids).

                                  I also got an amigo sheet (summer sheet) for the little guy. I think I ordered a 75. A 76 usually fits him OK but is a bit too large, he's a narrow little twig of a dude.


                                  • #18
                                    Would you let us know (or PM me) how your fits end up??


                                    • #19
                                      It is my experience that regular Rambo products (not the QH line, haven't used those) do not fit horses with large chests/shoulders. I had a Wug for an old QH I had, and although it fit him great everywhere else, he couldn't move in it because it was so tight on his shoulders. Had the same experience with my stocky Appy mare. My draft cross wears Rambos but his bulk is in his butt, not his shoulders.

                                      My Appy mare has done extremely well in a Dover Northwind, and I also recently bought her a new WB Orican that seems to fit her well.