Horse Blanketing SmartTip: To Layer or Not to Layer?


EMILY: Hi, I’m SmartPaker Emily and I’m
going to be sharing smart tips on how to blanket your horse. I’m here at the barn and today
we’re going to be talking about how to decide
whether to layer your horse’s blankets or not. You may be wondering if you can
layer a turnout sheet on top of your horse’s
stable blanket versus just using a medium weight turnout. After all, either provide your horse
the same amount of warmth. Like many things in the horse
world the answer is “it depends.” I’m going to walk you through
the factors to consider before you start
layering on the blankets. Most blankets are designed
to be used individually so layering them could mean
that you’re increasing the risk for them
to move or shift while on your horse. If your horse is mellow
in his turnout, you should be just fine
layering something like a turnout sheet
over a stable blanket. If your horse is a wild
child in the field, layers will shift and twist. So an individual blanket is a
safer choice. Additionally if your horse likes
to roll or lay down a lot outside, a single turnout
blanket is best. That’s because if your horse
rolls while wearing a non-waterproof base layer
underneath his turnout that non-waterproof layer
will come into contact with the snowy or muddy ground
and soak up the moisture leading to a damp horse. Finally keep in mind if your
horse is outside in the rain or snow a non-waterproof layer
can still get wet even if your horse is just standing still. If you like the flexibility
of layering but are worried about shifting
a blanket with a liner system might be a great option for you. A blanket with a liner system
offers the ability to attach the liner to the blanket
ensuring the liner stays in place. If you still need help deciding, don’t worry. Our experts are always
happy to help. Just give us a call, send us an email, shoot us a text
or click to chat. We’d be happy to help
you choose the right blankets for your horse’s needs. Thank you for watching
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4 Responses

  1. Charles Rice

    January 20, 2019 4:38 pm

    If people want there horse to be barefoot like the wild mustang. Why would they blanket them mustang's don't wear blankets? Just wondeeing.

  2. Ludwig Beilschmit

    January 27, 2019 3:11 pm

    //Lmao neither of my barns blanket their horses. One was in the north east and they just let their long fur be the defense against the snow. Unless it was below freezing then they brought them inside. Really no need to blanket a horse in Phoenix. Lol


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