How do you measure a horse for a cooler?
Measure from the center of your horse’s chest (where the base of the neck meets the chest) over the point of his shoulder, to the point at which you want the sheet or blanket to end. A soft fabric tape measure with inch increments works well for this.
What size fly sheet for my horse?
Use a tape measure (the soft and flexible sewing kind, not the stiff construction kind) and a friend to measure your horse from center of his chest, across his shoulder, barrel and rump to the center of his tail. This number in inches will tell you a starting point for fly sheet and blanket size.
When should I blanket my horse?
A: It’s best to blanket your horse only after he has cooled down and his hair is dried. Unless the blanket is permeable, it will trap the moisture closer to his skin, slowing the drying period and lengthening the time it takes for a hot horse to return to normal body temperature.
What is the best turnout blanket for a horse?
The StormShield® Contour Collar Classic Surcingle Turnout is the best overall horse blanket. This brand is familiar to many horse owners because of its quality. This is a medium weight blanket which is great for many cold climates and varying weather conditions.
How should a blanket fit a horse?
Tips for Fitting Horse Blankets or Sheets
- Place the garment on your horse and fasten the chest closure.
- If your horse’s blanket fits well, you can slide your hand under the blanket all around the neck and over the withers with your horse’s head in a grazing position and when raised.
Do horseware blankets run big?
Since Horseware blankets run large, it is best to go to the closest size down from your measurement. -Keep in mind that the neck on the Rambo Wug is a higher fit, therefore the neck and chest area will be a snugger fit. If the blanket does not reach the top of the tail, the blanket may be too small.
How do you measure for a Rambo blanket?
Measure from (A) at the center point of the chest, over the high point of the shoulder, and to (B) at the rear of the hind leg. Rambo®, Rhino® and Amigo® blankets are sized in three inch increments.