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  • Heavy weight blanket w/ neck cover ...

    I'm looking for one of these under $200. Is it possible? All of the ones I've found seem to be in the $250-$400 range. My guy isn't that rough on blankets - I just want a blanket that will cover his neck - I'm planning on clipping him again soon and I don't want his neck to get fuzzy like it did last time!

    Any suggestions?
    My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!

  • #2
    I don't know much about this brand, but Dover has the Shires heavyweight combo for $189.. 2000 denier and 400 grams fill.. reviews are pretty darn good:

    Dover also has the Rider's Int'l Supreme heavy neck cover on sale too: http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=LD-24103
    That could be used with the Supreme turnouts, also on sale (just make sure to check that it has the hood attachment ability!):


    • #3
      I got my TB a Weatherbeeta Tri-Star Freestyle 3-in-1 about two years ago.

      Love it! http://www.horseloverz.com/Weatherbe...pr-359973.html

      Got it from www.adamshorsesupply.com w/ an discount email coupon, add in free shipping and it was all just a smidge over $160 I believe.

      1680D. The neck detaches (though I never detach, I just switch blankets) and the neck either has no fill or only 100-- great for the Spring/rainy weather!
      The body has 100 fill and a removable liner that's either 200 or 300grams.

      Weatherbeeta seems to have quite a few blankets w/ full necks.

      Lots of places offering free shipping on orders over $100.


      • #4
        Most of my horses have this blanket:

        It is very warm, the neck cover has fill, it fits them well, and it stands up to them playing outside.
        Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles


        • #5
          I have the Saxon one from Stateline (pretty purple plaid, too--too bad have chestnut gelding) and really like it. It's on the second winter and still looks great.


          • #6
            I bought the Weatherbeeta detach-a-neck and hate it, the neck piece doesn't fit correctly.
            I would go with one piece blanket combo for a better fit.


            • #7
              I just bought a Kodiak combo heavyweight from Horseloverz for one of my broodmares and I am pleasantly surprised. Good fit, longer on the sides, covers the belly well...

              I also have a Tough-1 Polar Shield + Neck cover combo; that is a more awkward mix, but it is also on a coming yearling, so that does influence the fit!

              I also have a Weatherbeeta Orican Combo and it works extremely well, although I am so pleased with the Kodiak that I wouldn't buy this one again... Kodiaks are HALF-PRICE from the WBs!
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              • #8
                just ordered mine from sstack.com
                I got the new briton set
                chaque pas est fait ensemble


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks everyone!
                  I ended up going with the Shires blanket that TooManyChickens posted - it has really great reviews online! It seems that the red was back ordered (apparently the "navy" blue is actually purple) so I called my local Dover and they had one in another store that they're shipping to my local store for me. Hopefully it will arrive soon!
                  My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!