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  • Blankets cut wide in the shoulders

    Does anyone know of a brand of blanket cut wide in the shoulders? I have a 17. 1 1/2 Warmblood that takes an 84 blanket except most brands are tight in the shoulder on him even with Gussets.
    Thanks- Nancy
    Home of Ironman: GOV, BWP, RPSI, CSHA, AWR, ISR Oldenburg, CWHBA, CSHA, CS, and PHR.

  • #2
    Have you tried the Rambo Optimo or Split from Horseware Ireland? Pricey, but did the job for my 17.2 warmblood. Do follow the measurement directions, even tho at one point you might be thinking "no way".
    pace, path, balance, impulsion and ??

    Don't panic! Ralph Leroy Hill


    • #3
      The Clothes Horse can make you whatever size you need.
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      • #4
        My big Clyde x mare has a blanket that fits her for the first time in ages.

        Horseware Amigo XL... She got the rain sheet and we just got her the medium weight. If need be, we will get her the insulator to insert under either.
        Some people are weary of these blankets because they don't have leg straps, but I can assure you that my girl moves, rolls, gets up and down and the blanket does not move at all.


        • #5
          I have a couple of Waldhausen blankets that are cut really big in the shoulders and gap on my guys (which aren't narrow by any means). Too bad the Rambo XL line is gone as those were the best for the big guys -- I see others recommending the Amigo version but I haven't had good luck with Amigo so I avoid them. Also my Bucas Power rugs are nice for big shoulders - they have the separate chest piece that makes it fit broader horses well (some of the other Bucas are not wide - like the Freedom version. If they don't have a chest panel, they are narrow IME).


          • #6
            I just bought a Dutch gelding with huge shoulders... I found blankets with the HUG closure the best. They wrap around the front but buckle up around the wither with elastic straps. If I were a horse these would be the sheets and blankets I would want to wear. The brand I bought were Abrazzo but other manufacturers use this system as well.


            • #7
              I have a 16.1hh paint with a HUGE chest and just go a size up in weatherbeeta. They fit great with plenty of extra room!
              "It's great that you have a favorite animal, but how about picking a cooler one like a horse? Or a miniature horse?"


              • #8
                I used to have a massively wide large pony and she wore the Rambo XL brand blankets. They were great!

                I don't think they make them anymore, but I bet you could find them online or on Ebay.


                • #9
                  I have found that the British and Irish brands fit way better in the shoulders than the American brands. My new discovery is Shire's and Comfort Zone. Not one single shoulder rub, and they are gorgeous. They can be tough to find in the states, but well worth the hunt. Rambo also gets my vote for turnouts and fly sheets.

                  I did have a Bucas fly sheet and that thing rubbed badly, but I think it's the material more than anything. I have found that the soft mesh fly sheets always rub, but the sheets with the stiffer mesh don't. Go figure.
                  friend of bar.ka


                  • #10
                    I have a Percheron/TB cross, and the Schneider's Big Fella blankets fit him really nicely- extra room in the shoulders and neck area for the beastly ones.
                    Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Celeritas View Post
                      I did have a Bucas fly sheet and that thing rubbed badly, but I think it's the material more than anything. I have found that the soft mesh fly sheets always rub, but the sheets with the stiffer mesh don't. Go figure.
                      That's interesting as I've found the opposite to be true. But I'm sure the shape of the horse and the cut of the sheet make a big difference as well. My Bucas fly sheets have been great, as well as the softer Amigo sheets -- but the latter does get tight at the wither and rub on mine, so I tend to switch back and forth between brands during the summer to limit the rub areas somewhat.


                      • #12
                        I would suggest the Rambo Optimo as well.
                        Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson