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do u sew on leg straps for rambo/amigo blankets

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  • do u sew on leg straps for rambo/amigo blankets

    rambo/amigo turnout blankets claim their blankets are self adjusting and use a low tail strap instead of leg straps to keep them in place. would you add leg straps? concerned the nylon inside of the blanket would not handle the stress of the leg straps and would tear the lining. are leg straps even necessary for this design? is it dangerous not to have them?

  • #2
    I have an Amigo sheet and have never had a problem with it slipping around on my pony. And hes one to destroy his blankets. Unless your horse is unusually rough with blankets, a crazy roller, or you layer a bunch of blankets underneath them, I see no reason why they need to be there. Just one more thing to get in the way.


    • #3
      My Rambo winter blanket is going strong after about 9 winters. It's never slipped and I love not having to deal with leg straps!
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      • #4
        Amigo/rambos NEVER slip, they are fabulous blankets and absolutely do not need legstraps, not true of any other make however!


        • #5
          I've got a couple Rhinos that are heading into their eleventh year along with many more recent ones (wugs and traditional fit). I have never wanted or needed any leg straps and I have never had a properly fitted Rhino shift. I'm running off to knock on wood now....
          Y'all ain't right!


          • #6
            Add me to the list of those who has had Rambos for many years and LOVE not having to have leg straps...

            I love not having extra steps when clothing and unclothing horses!


            • #7
              Me too. Have had Rambos for 15+ years and never had any slip.

              Personally I'd never buy a blanket with leg straps. I think they are the most awful creations around and I can't believe people still use them.


              • #8
                Nope, don't need them!


                • #9
                  I wondered the same thing. I am planning on buying a Rambo Duo but was concerned with it not having leg straps.


                  • #10
                    I've got a Rambo QH for a crazy roller and never had a problem with this blanket shifting. I would not put leg straps on mine. There's no need for them.


                    • #11
                      I love the fact that my horse's Rambo QH blanket and Amigo turnout sheet don't slip and slide even when she rolls. The Rambo has a 3rd surcingle strap but still easier than leg straps. I took the tail strap off- they got too messy with a mare


                      • #12
                        Nope for me too. Granted my horse is shaped like a rafter....no blankets really slip.

                        But what was weird, was that the tail strap on my Amigo rainsheet didn't have snaps....so it was a little gross pulling the tail through it daily. Thank goodness the lady repairing my blanket noticed it and added snaps. I found it strange since my midweight Amigo came with the snaps new.


                        • Original Poster

                          thanks everyone for responding, i was concerned during turnout the blanket would shift off to a side and he'd step on it/ get it under him or if it was windy it would lift off his rump, so thanks your input saves me the worry, time and money to put on unnecessary leg straps.


                          • #14
                            agree witht he other posters. I've never had one slip; and we're HARD on them!
                            "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."


                            • #15
                              Mine have never slipped. I do usually have several spare tail straps around though for when they get a little dirty/grungy so I can swap them out easily. They get nasty so much quicker then the blankets.


                              • #16
                                Yup They never slip. The single downside to Rambos is the price haha
                                Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by luvs2ridewbs View Post
                                  The single downside to Rambos is the price haha
                                  Just remember: "Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten". I love that saying- thanks dad!


                                  • #18
                                    I never knew this about Rambo's, that makes them worth the price IMO, I hate slipping blankets and it must feel so uncomfortable for the horse. In fact I never noticed that the Rambo/Amigo blankets don't have legstraps.


                                    • #19
                                      Not to hijack...but is there a big difference in quality between the Rambos, Rhinos & Amigos?
                                      There sure is a big price difference!
                                      "I never met a man I didn't like who liked horses." Will Rogers


                                      • #20
                                        They are expensive but I've had both a winter blanket and a sheet for 8-10 years . . . sure they've both been patched, but I've had plenty of other blankets that didn't even last one season. Now those were expensive!

                                        Originally posted by luvs2ridewbs View Post
                                        Yup They never slip. The single downside to Rambos is the price haha
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