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  • Canvas Duck Turnout Blankets

    Looking for a couple of spare blankets to have on hand. Tell me about canvas duck blankets.
    Susan B.

  • #2
    They are horrible!!
    Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**


    • #3
      I have to agree on the horrible.

      Cruchy- cardboard feeling, shifty, they do get wet etc.


      • #4
        Ugh. They might be OK on dry days, but they aren't waterproof at all. And once they get wet, they stay that way for a while. I'd take some for free, but there's no way I'd ever buy one. Waste of money.

        If you need cheaper, decent blankets, go to Smith Bros. and look at their Open Range two-tone blanket. I think they're about $80 for a medium weight.
        Full-time bargain hunter.


        • #5
          Every time I see them in a catalog I think "They still make those? Who buys them?"

          You're better off just buying used good older blankets on ebay or looking in your local tack store if they have consignment.


          • #6
            Are these also known as New Zealand rugs (or was it Australian turnout rugs)?
            I have one, canvass on the outside, lambs wool on the inside, very heavy? I liked it.


            • #7
              See, a long time ago they had rotary phones and you had to place calls though an operator. Then technology improved things. Same rule applies to canvas duck blankets. They were quite nice in the 70's, but unless you hop in the way back machine, there's no good reason to use one again!
              Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


              • #8
                DMK stole my thunder. I was going to say that in 1970 they were the best thing you could buy.

                Give me modern tech fabrics ANY day.
                Click here before you buy.


                • #9
                  Are you a weight lifter?

                  I remember the first high-tech blankets I bought. I was just amazed by how easy they were to lift on to the horse (and how few rubs they caused.)

                  My husband was convinced they were far too light to be useful


                  • #10
                    They are the thorn in my side!!!

                    I HATE HATE HATE HATE them!

                    I finally got a new one I ordered because the duck canvas blanket i have for my mare was giving her rubs, not keeping her warm. Ugh I cant go on enough about how much I hate them!
                    "Let the fence be the bit." - Phillip Dutton


                    • #11
                      Another chime in for I hated them. At one time I worked for a show barn and as another poster mentioned the New Zealand blankets were about all you could get. Dang those things were heavy when they got wet and were a bear to put on or take off when they were wet. Took forever to dry out. They also shifted alot and were hard to clean.


                      • Original Poster

                        I get it.
                        Susan B.


                        • #13
                          why bother? Honestly with blankets you DO get what you pay for! THose tear EASILY and are a pain to deal with. I don't buy "cheapie" blankets anymore, in the long run buying the better ones are well worth it. Having said that, Amigo blankets seem to hold up very well and are reasonably priced. I have three, two without fill and one with fill that I really like a lot. I do NOT like the WEatherbeeta blankets however, have never had one that even lasted a season!


                          • #14
                            I still have a couple of the old wool lined New Zealand blankets. The only time I use them is when I get in a horse who destroys a newer, better blanket. I had a QH who went thru several nice sheets and blankets. After he tore up his Rambo I put him in the New Zealand. He never could figure out how to kill it. Tough but so very heavy.


                            • #15
                              I have three wool lined ones. One is white

                              I do keep them in good repair because they are great to throw on a chilled horse, but for everyday? No...
                              I Loff My Quarter Horse & I love Fenway Bartholomule cliques

                              Just somebody with a positive outlook on life...go ahead...hate me for that.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Chall View Post
                                Are these also known as New Zealand rugs (or was it Australian turnout rugs)?
                                I have one, canvass on the outside, lambs wool on the inside, very heavy? I liked it.
                                New Zealand over here. I used to keep on on Lilly (she was a bit of a rug killer!) and hated it. Heavy when wet, smelly, took ages to dry out. It was pretty tough though.
                                Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


                                • #17
                                  They are heavy! But good for the occasional need. My TB (28 year old wuss!) wears his heavy weight Jeffers blanket. So far so good. He's hard on them, to ... went through 5 !! of them a couple of winters ago. Last year only 2.
                                  --Gwen <><
                                  "Treat others as you want to be treated and be the change you want to see in the world."


                                  • #18
                                    If you want one, I have one I'd give away! It's small horse size. Someone gave it to me and I have not used it.

                                    I agree with the others that there are way better choices that this type of blanket.


                                    • #19
                                      What size for small horse?
                                      --Gwen <><
                                      "Treat others as you want to be treated and be the change you want to see in the world."


                                      • #20
                                        I'd have to go check to be sure. It's out in the barn. I can look tomorrow. I'm in for the night. We trimmed and vaccinated babies today and I'm done in!