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  • Amigo Hero vs Mio

    Does anyone know the difference between the Horesware Mio and the Amigo Hero. The Hero is more expensive and I think has a better tail strap but anything else? They are both 600 denier and have leg arches and the same horse ware fit.
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    • #3
      The Mio is lower end. The Amigo is medium price range for the Horseware products.

      They both are decent products. I have the Hero and it didn't stay water resistant for more than a year.. which was disappointing. I had a friend who had a Mio and she absolutely loved it. Its mostly personal preference.

      Amigo Hero:
      Features:

      600 Denier Polyester Outer Shell
      Coat Polishing Polyester Liner
      Fully Waterproof and Breathable with AquaTrans Coating Technology
      Classic Original Cut
      Patented Front Leg Arch & belly surcingles
      Straight Front Closures
      Fun Colors

      Mio:
      600 Denier Polyester Outer Shell
      Fully Waterproof and Breathable
      Classic Original Cut
      Patented Front Leg Arch & belly surcingles
      Straight Front Closures
      Two-tone color scheme

      You get more features in the Amigo Hero, that's the reason for the cost.

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        I hate that they don't have leg straps and only a butt rope. I didn't realize that and sent back a sheet that I otherwise liked.
        "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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        • #5
          Probably the quality of the material itself too. My older one ripped his Mio in 2- days, but has kept his Hero 6 looking just fine.

          I'd only buy a Hero 6 if it was on sale like Dover had- Hero sheets for $65. If you're going to spend $100 or so for a sheet, make it a 1200 d and get something that will last. My younger one did get a tear in his Hero 6 and I exchanged for a Rambo sheet. How well they last depends on herd order and activity level too.

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          • #6
            Marketing. They are virtually the same. Both have polyester liners, but the Hero liner is called "coat polishing".

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SuckerForHorses View Post
              I hate that they don't have leg straps and only a butt rope. I didn't realize that and sent back a sheet that I otherwise liked.
              LOL

              I LOVE the bum straps!

              So much that I have removed the leg straps from a couple of WeatherBeta blankets and made bum straps

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              • #8
                My Mio is very lightweight, like a windbreaker. And I think it's not really that waterproof.

                I love the tail strap/no leg strap design and wish all sheets were that way.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mallard View Post
                  LOL

                  I LOVE the bum straps!

                  So much that I have removed the leg straps from a couple of WeatherBeta blankets and made bum straps
                  Me too!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SuckerForHorses View Post
                    I hate that they don't have leg straps and only a butt rope. I didn't realize that and sent back a sheet that I otherwise liked.
                    I'm with you. In my experience, the tail straps don't work nearly as well as leg straps. We're on the prairie. We get serious wind. Without leg straps, I've seen blankets blown right up over their backs. . .plus those tail straps get really gross.

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                      Thanks guys

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shagyas Rock View Post
                        I'm with you. In my experience, the tail straps don't work nearly as well as leg straps. We're on the prairie. We get serious wind. Without leg straps, I've seen blankets blown right up over their backs. . .plus those tail straps get really gross.
                        The Horseware blankets all have a tail flap with a keeper to slip the tail thru. As long as one does both the keeper, and the butt strap, it stays in place IME.

                        The butt strap is a benefit for horses who get friction burn, or are offended, by leg straps.

                        I always by a couple extra butt straps, then change them out when they need washing. Easy Peezy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Shagyas Rock View Post
                          I'm with you. In my experience, the tail straps don't work nearly as well as leg straps. We're on the prairie. We get serious wind. Without leg straps, I've seen blankets blown right up over their backs. . .plus those tail straps get really gross.
                          Our place gets serious wind too, and a good gust will have sheets lifted right up like a parachute. If it weren't for leg straps, bye-bye sheet!
                          "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by csaper58 View Post
                            The Horseware blankets all have a tail flap with a keeper to slip the tail thru. As long as one does both the keeper, and the butt strap, it stays in place IME.

                            The butt strap is a benefit for horses who get friction burn, or are offended, by leg straps.

                            I always by a couple extra butt straps, then change them out when they need washing. Easy Peezy.
                            Good to know, however, I wouldn't bank on it keeping a sheet in place with 40 mph winds. As far as leg straps - I've never had a horse who objected to them, and I've never adjusted them so snugly that they would rub.

                            And Rambos are just too wildly expensive. So far, the company has not convinced me that paying nearly twice as much for a blanket is worth it. I have plenty of blankets of a variety of makes that have lasted over ten years and maintained their waterproofing, so I've never regretted the money I've saved NOT buying Rambos

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                            • #15
                              The Hero is waterproof and breathable. Two layers of light fabric.
                              The Mio is waterproof. One layer of light fabric.
                              Patience pays.

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                              • #16
                                The lining on the Mio does not go all the way down. Where the color changes about 2/3 of the way down each side is lined under the top color, the bottom is only a single layer of fabric. That is the big cost savings right there. Even on the mid-weight, that bottom section isn't lined.
                                Leap, and the net will appear

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