How to fit your Horseware Blanket
The fit of your blanket is extremely important to ensure the comfort of your horse and to prevent rubbing and blanket slippage. As horses of the same height at the wither come in a variety of shapes and sizes, it is useful to take certain measurements of your horse.
Using a soft measuring tape, measure from (A) at the center point of the chest, across the point of the shoulder and to the point (B) at the center of the tail. When you have the measurement, remove 10cm (4inches) and choose your horse’s size from the table below. Bear in mind that every horse is different and that this table is a guide only. We have many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes.
|Measurement from A to B||Measurement from C to D|
The liner system offers the owner increased flexibility when using blankets. During transitional months (late summer and early autumn, or winter to spring) the Horseware Ireland liner system means that different weights of fill can be used depending on how the temperatures change.
However, during seasons and months that have a consistent temperature range (mid-winter) a single fill blanket will offer a consistent temperature to the horse wearing it.
The Horseware Ireland Liner system safely and comfortably offers the ability to layer blankets giving superior insulation properties without the need for two blankets. The liner attaches by Velcro loops to the neck area of the outer blanket, and clips attach to the back of the blanket to prevent the liner from slipping. Liners are made with polyester outer and lining, are available in a variety of fiberfill weights (100g, 200g, 300g, 400g) and can be easily washed in a domestic washing machine.
This is dependent on owner’s preference and the conditions a horse is in.
As Horseware Ireland turnout blankets are waterproof and breathable, it is very common for them to be used in the stable.
However, factors that contribute the changing of blankets are as follows:
Wet blanket: While Horseware Ireland blankets are waterproof, if a turnout blanket is used during heavy showers the outer of blanket can have water running off it and onto the horse’s limbs when they come in to be stabled. It may be advisable for the blanket to be changed to offer a chance for the outer fabric to dry out.
Temperature changes throughout the day: During transitional months (late summer moving to autumn) external temperatures can be very high during the day and drop during the night. It may then be advisable that a heavier weight blanket is used at night to keep your horse warm and comfortable.