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Draft Horse size 86 anti-sweat sheet?

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  • Draft Horse size 86 anti-sweat sheet?

    A draft horse blanket thread on a different forum got me to thinking, and now I am searching for a draft horse size 86 anti-sweat sheet to go under my Big Guy's fleece dress sheet. Anyone know of one sized with a good drop for the drafties, that won't blow out my bank account? Can't find it at Schneiders. I am thinking of ordering one in a standard size 86, but am concerned about the lack of length in chest and in the drop. Ideas, anyone?
    Thanks!
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

    http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

  • #2
    A standard 84 in Weatherbeeter fits the full Clyde at our stable if that helps! She also fits in the Rambo 82 anti sweat. So I think just a regular 86 would fit your guy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chief2 View Post
      A draft horse blanket thread on a different forum got me to thinking, and now I am searching for a draft horse size 86 anti-sweat sheet to go under my Big Guy's fleece dress sheet. Anyone know of one sized with a good drop for the drafties, that won't blow out my bank account? Can't find it at Schneiders. I am thinking of ordering one in a standard size 86, but am concerned about the lack of length in chest and in the drop. Ideas, anyone?
      Thanks!

      Talk to Saratoga Horseworks, because I think they will make custom shapes and sizes in most of their blankets. Really good quality blankets, really nice people.

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        #4
        Terrific! Thank you!
        "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

        http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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        • #5
          Be aware that any of the anti-sweat knitted sheets I have seen are 100% cotton. They will shrink some with every wash. Not sure if you "blocked them out" like a wool sweater, if you can pull them enough to stay large.

          I wash mine in the washer, hang to dry. Yeah the drop gets pretty short, and the length as well. My horses wear 84" sheets. I use them for layering, not often as the only cover, so they still work. But after washing, they just never are quite as big as they started. Cotton is like that! The good and bad of natural fibers!!

          Think of knits as being like blue jeans which are also cotton. New ones are baggy, while used ones keep on shrinking until you THINK you have gained a ton of weight. Try on same size new jeans and they FIT!!

          Line up a smaller size horse friend for when the knits just WON'T cover enough of your horse to be useful. Friend will be SO HAPPY with your gift!

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            #6
            Thanks for the tip!
            "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

            http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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            • #7
              www.smartpak.com sells the Weatherbeeta Wick-Dri sheet in an 87. Weatherbeetas run big anyway by a couple inches. It will shrink some so if you need an 86, I'd be afraid to get something smaller than that.

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                #8
                I will check into it in the morning. I already tried to order three different sheets from them, and they keep going ending up out of stock, with restocking due on 1/28 2012.
                Thank you!
                "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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                • #9
                  Meader Draft Horse Supply in New Hampshire. If they don't have it, you don't need it.

                  http://www.meadersupply.com/#

                  Super nice people and great prices on quality goods. Their Amish halters are wonderful.
                  In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                  A life lived by example, done too soon.
                  www.caringbridge.org/page/laurajahnke/

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                    #10
                    Fabulous! Thank you!
                    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                    http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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                    • #11
                      De nada. Always happy to be of assistance.
                      In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                      A life lived by example, done too soon.
                      www.caringbridge.org/page/laurajahnke/

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                      • #12
                        I got a weatherbeeta 84" turnout blanket for my 17.3 hand tb - it looks like a minidress on him
                        Originally posted by Sithly
                        do NOT give your 5 year old child a big bag of apples and send her out alone into a herd of 20-some horses to get mobbed. There are better ways to dispose of unwanted children.

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                          ESG: I downloaded the catalog. Meader doesn't have it, BUT they have a whole lot else, including a great book selection which I will be indulging in! It's a good thing I already have sleigh bells or I'd be over the moon about those, too. (There was an article in Yankee Magazine a few months back about the last American company that still makes them here in the US, The American Bell Company, in Bethlehem, CT. They are still going strong!) 'Tis the season for the bells! Thanks!

                          Auventura Two, I ordered the 87 from Smartpak. Here's to hoping it fits Mr. Chunky! Thanks!

                          MackandBlues:

                          Thanks all for the tips and assistance!
                          Last edited by Chief2; Dec. 8, 2011, 08:42 AM.
                          "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                          http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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                          • #14
                            Jacks MFG can make anything!

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                              #15
                              If the ready-made ones don't work, I'll take a look at that. Thanks!
                              "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                              http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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