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BLANKET FIT FOR Any Horse

Finding the perfect size and style of blanket can be a bit like fi nding a needle in a haystack, especially if your horse differs from an “average” build.
The Rambo Wug is a good option for horses with high withers and/or a narrow body.
COURTESY HORSEWARE IRELAND

If you’ve decided that your horse can benefi t from wearing a blanket, his conformation will be a deciding factor in what type and fi t of blanket is best. Is he slab-sided? Does he have shark-fi n withers? Or is he the exact opposite, with low, round withers and a stocky build? Finding the perfect blanket fi t can be a challenge. Read on for tips from the pros at SmartPak, Horseware Ireland and Weatherbeeta.

SIZING AND MEASURING

Proper measuring is the key place to start. Measuring your horse correctly is much easier with two people; he should be standing squarely on level ground to get the most accurate measurement. If your horse falls between two blanket sizes, it’s recommended you buy the next size up, according to Abby Barker, brand coordinator at Weatherbeeta.

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