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Horse Blankets and Sheets

Protect your horse from the elements with high-quality horse blankets or sheets. During outside play, a turnout blanket or sheet is waterproof, durable and designed to allow your horse freedom of movement. A neck cover or hood is a great option for additional protection during cold, wet or windy days, or for clipped or thin-skinned horses. Stable blankets or sheets are designed to keep your horse warm and clean while stalled, or they may be used as an additional layer of warmth. For those who continue to ride during the cold winter months, a quarter sheet helps to keep your horse's back muscles warm and limber. Senior or performance horses may also benefit from a therapeutic sheet or blanket, such as one by Back on Track, to help recover from injury or age-related pain or inflammation. B Vertigo and Horze Equestrian horse blankets offer the best Scandinavian quality and are designed with the American horse and rider in mind.

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Horse Blankets and Sheets

Our wide collection of blankets and sheets will keep your horse warm, dry and clean while at work, rest and play. Horse blankets and sheets cover your horse from chest to dock and are designed to protect your horse from a number of climatic conditions and elements.

Horse Sheets vs. Blankets

While browsing through horse sheets and blankets, you may have noticed the frequent use of the terms “weight” and “fill.” The weight, or fill, of a blanket refers to the amount of insulating material, typically polyester, present in each item and is used the measure the extent of protection each blanket is capable of providing. The amount of fill in a horse rug is also used to determine whether it is considered a blanket or a sheet.

Horse sheets are designed to protect your horse from flies, dirt, wind, rain, and dust. They are used to provide your horse with lightweight protection and have no fill. If you are looking to keep your horse clean of dirt and dust during the warmer months, look no further than our collection of stable and dust sheets by Horze Equestrian, B Vertigo and Finntack.

Blankets are designed to keep your horse warm. The correlation between outside temperature and blanket weight depends on your horse’s age, health and whether or not they have been body clipped. As a general rule, a body clipped horse should be blanketed as if it were 10 degrees colder than the actual outside temperature. Lightweight blankets (100g fill) are typically worn early and late in the season when the temperature is between 50 and 40 degrees. Medium weight blankets (200g -300g) are best for periods of changing temperatures, with cold nights and warmer days between 40 and 30 degrees. Medium to heavy blankets (300g-400g).are best suited to temperatures between 30 and 20 degrees. Heavy blankets should be worn during the height of winter.

Turnout Blankets vs. Stable Blankets

Denier determines whether a blanket or sheet is suitable for wear during turnout or in a stall. Denier measures the coarseness of the fibers in the blanket. The higher the denier, the stronger the fabric. The strength of the blanket or sheets outer shell is particularly important when selecting turnout wear for your horse. As a general rule 600 denier is an adequate strength fabric, 800 denier is considered mid-range, and 1200-1600 denier is the toughest and least likely to tear. Since stable blankets and sheets are largely worn inside and are protected from the elements and other horses, their denier count is less important.

Our turnout blankets, stable blankets, turnout sheet, and stable sheets are available in a wide number of sizes, weights, colors, and styles. We carry stable blankets by Horze Equestrian and B Vertigo in lightweight, medium weight, heavyweight and quilted options. Our waterproof, windproof, and breathable turnout blankets are available in light, medium and heavy weights and in standard and mid-neck options. For extra protection, we carry neck covers and hoods available in turnout, stable and fleece options by Horze Equestrian and B Vertigo.

Quarter Sheets & Therapeutic Sheets

Your options for protecting your horse from the elements are not limited to their downtime. Quarter sheets, exercise sheets, and walker sheets are ideal for keeping your horse’s muscles warm and limber during your winter workout sessions. Quarter sheets are worn under the saddle, covering your horse's hindquarters in warming material. They are suitable for all riding disciplines and are typically worn while warming up or cooling down. After your workouts, therapeutic sheets are an excellent way to reduce muscle soreness and stiffness. Designed by Back on Track, our therapeutic blankets and sheets help promote blood circulation and speed up recovery time, which helps to keep you and your horse in the ring no matter the weather.

Finding Your Horse's Perfect Blanket Fit

A properly fitting blanket or sheet can be the difference between a warm, dry, bug-free horse and a messy pile of former blanket crumpled in your field. Make sure your blanket or sheet is secure and comfortable by following a few simple tips for the perfect fit. You will need your horse, a friend, and a soft fabric measuring tape in inches.

To begin taking measurements, first make sure your horse is standing on level ground. Start measuring at the front of your horse’s chest and tightly pull your measuring tape over your horse’s shoulder and side, to the point on their haunches or tail where you would like the blanket to end. Your measuring tape should be in a straight, taut line from the center of your horse’s chest to roughly twelve inches below the dock of their tail. Compare your measurement, in inches, to the manufacturer’s sizing charts.

The measurements listed by manufactures relate to the distance front bindings and back bindings, starting at the base of the neck opening with the blanket or sheet lying on a flat surface with all gussets and darts spread out. If your horse falls between sizes, round up to the next between nearest size or look for a manufacturer the carries a blanket or sheet in your horse's size.

Once you get your blanket or sheet home, it is important to double check its fit. Place the blanket over your horse’s back and fasten it from front to rear. This will help prevent that blanket or sheet from slipping off should your horse makes a sudden movement. Similarly, when removing a blanket, start in the rear and work towards the front. The surcingle should be comfortable and loose under your horse’s belly, but tight enough not to accidentally ensnare a hoof during a roll. Once the blanket has been fastened, start your examination by sliding your hand under the blanket at your horse’s wither. Move your hand slowly down and around the neckline, checking to make sure there are no tight spots through the withers or shoulders. Next, simulate grazing by placing a treat on the floor and check to see that the blanket remains comfortable after your horse has stretched their neck to the floor. It’s fine if the blanket gets a little tighter, but it shouldn’t restrict your horse’s movements. It is important to get the fit right through the withers, chest, and shoulder since blankets that are too tight restrict movement and blankets that are too loose can cause rubs that remove hair and leave painful sores.