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Special Blankets for Preggo Mares?

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  • Special Blankets for Preggo Mares?

    Is there such a thing? I hava a 14.2H preggo connemara pony mare who is literally going to burst out of her current blanket. . where can I find a more "expecting mommy" fitted cold weather blanket?
    Willow Run Connemaras
    Home of: "Willow Boy" (*Chiltern Colm ex *Sillbridge Miranda by Thunderbolt)
    ~Irish Connemara Ponies for Sport and Pleasure~
    www.willowrunconnemaras.com

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    You could check out EOUS Banbridge turnouts. They have a drapey cut over the shoulder to help prevent rubs, and perhaps that cut may accommodate Momma to be's increasing girth a bit better. I've not seen one in person, but the cut is interesting. I wouldn't mind trying one myself, but I already have too many blankets!
    Full-time bargain hunter.

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    • #3
      The only time I had a preggo due late enough that I could safely winter blanket her, I just had the place that does blanket cleaning and repairs make me some extenders for the straps. They were expandable from about 6" to about 10". It worked well.
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      • #4
        I really, really, REALLY like Amigos for the expecting ladies.

        They are very deep drop, so there's plenty of room for belly growth without having to go too big front-to-back... and have a tail strap rather than leg straps, so post-foaling can be worn if needed.

        I love the neck covers on them too.
        InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
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        Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

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        • #5
          I have an 84" Amigo rainsheet for my broodie. It fits her really will drop-wise, however she is busting out of the front-back belly strap. I'm having an extender made by my blanket repair lady.

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          • #6
            I knew I should have bookmarked it; a few weeks ago someone posted a link to a blanket extender you can buy for those prego mares. It was cheap and looked like it would work really well. FWIW, I love Amigo blankets too but none of them fit my late term pregnant mares. The belly straps were too short for my girls. I have an old Rhino that is working for a mare this year, fortunately, although now she is too close to blanket so she is living in during storms.
            Mystic Owl Sporthorses
            www.mysticowlsporthorses.com

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