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Turnout Blankets

Don't leave your horse out in the cold this winter season, keep them warm and dry with a turnout blanket or turnout sheet designed by Horze Equestrian, B Vertigo and Finntack. Look through our wide selection of heavy weight, medium weight and light weight blankets and sheets to find the perfect rug for every occasion. Highly customizable, our turnout blankets and sheets are available in pony, cob, horse and draft sizes and come in both standard and mid-neck styles. Mix-and- match or get one of each! Whether you are looking for simplicity of a heavy turnout, or the versatility of lightweight layers, we are sure to have exactly what you need. Stop by an find the perfect turnout sheet or turnout blanket for your horse today!

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Turnout Blankets

Designed by Horze Equestrian, B Vertigo, and Finntack, our waterproof and breathable turnout blankets are available in weights, colors, sizes, and levels of durability suitable for every horse and climate.

Horse Blanket Weights

Blankets are commonly categorized in terms of weight or fill. These terms tell you how warm the blanket is and are useful when deciding which and how many blankets your horse will need based on the average temperatures where you live. Blanket fill is typically made of polyester and is measured in grams. It is important to take your winter riding routine into consideration when selecting blankets for your horse since the needs of clipped and unclipped horses are significantly different. As a general rule, a body clipped horse should be blanketed as if were 10 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the actual outside temperature.

The correlation between outside temperature and blanket weight depends on your horse's age, health and whether or not they have been body clipped. Following is a general outline of recommended blanket weights in relation to outside temperatures. When the temperature falls to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it is time to start breaking out your horse’s winter wardrobe. Sheets, which have no fill, are typically worn at 60-50 degrees. 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 (150g-250g fill) are best for periods of changing temperatures, with cold nights and warmer days between 40 and 30 degrees. Medium to heavy blankets (200g -300g fill) are best suited to temperatures between 30 and 20 degrees. Heavy blankets (300g-400g) fill should be worn during the height of winter.

Turnout Blanket Denier Strength

The outside of the blanket is just as important as the inside. Durability, breathability, waterproofing and wind protection are all vital to keeping your horse warm, dry and comfortable. Denier measures the coarseness of the fibers in the blanket. The higher the denier, the stronger the fabric. Denier is particularly important if your horse is young and playful or is pastured with a horse that is young and playful. When selecting the best blanket for your horse, keep in mind that 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.

Horse Blanket Sizing

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 which remove hair and leave painful sores.