September 13, 2014 at 10:03 pmPaige Prz Original PosterTopics Started: 1Replies Posted: 0
I just bought a new horse, and he is a PercheronxTB. He has a really wide barrel, chest, and (of course) butt, this has led to a long blanket search for his old owner, who had amazing sewing skills and made him a custom fitting blankets and sheets, so seeing as though I need a cooler I am at a lost which coolers will actually fit him. Do you guys have any suggestions? Open to any brand as long as its durable and works well
Attachments:November 5, 2014 at 4:28 pmbiggreymareTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 5
I have a size 90 Percheron and a size 83 Percheron cross. The Amigo XL turnouts are great for wide horses.
As for coolers, they tend not to be quite as difficult to fit, since the fleece and knit ones stretch a bit- but most of them max out at 84″. So if your horse is 84 or less, I would simply recommend ordering an inexpensive cooler and try it. The Baker Irish weave anti-sweat sheet looks like it has a pretty large neck opening, which is the trickiest fitting point on wide horses.
For the big guy, I have one of the old-fashioned square coolers- it just goes partway up his neck rather than looping over his ears, but it works ok.
NB: I don’t leave my horses in their coolers beyond the time it takes them to dry, so if you’re leaving yours on for long periods, a precise fit is more important.November 14, 2014 at 1:46 pmacuttyTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 1
I have a horse that is very difficult to fit. I’ve tried several different brands of blankets. Hands down, Schneider’s is the absolute best! They are a bit pricey, but I’m a believer in you get what you pay for, the quality, durability, fit are like no other. Check them out at: sstack.com you won’t be disappointed.November 14, 2014 at 2:12 pmkaufeyTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 1
Weatherbeeta freestyle—has a fuller fit all-around, a larger tailflap, and great range (freedom) of motion for the shoulders. I have a true QH. He has a very large build and also a large butt. Also, has the great chest clips (instead of the straps/buckle). Love this blanket and holds up wonderfully; has many denier choices, plus a choice of the detach-a-neck option on the heavier blankets.
Lastly, not as pricey as the Horseware brand.November 21, 2014 at 12:36 pmBsaliTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 4
Schneider’s Big Fella. The Amigo XLs are good, but after using both, I think the Schneider’s is better constructed, plus it has a warranty, Amigo does not. http://www.sstack.com/Horse-Blankets-And-Sheets_Big-Fella-Blankets/StormShield–1680D-Big-Fella-Turnouts/November 21, 2014 at 12:43 pmBsaliTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 4
Oh, sorry, totally missed “coolers” my brain saw “sheets”
Maybe this would workhttp://www.sstack.com/Horse-Blankets-And-Sheets_Coolers-Covers/Dura-Tech-Plaid-Cashmelon-Contour-Cooler/ looks like it has a larger neckNovember 21, 2014 at 6:03 pmSchnauzerLoverPATopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 20
I totally agree Schneider’s Saddlery Big Fella fit great! I had a spotted draft and theirs fit great!!! Quality products too!July 10, 2015 at 11:26 amzoe222Topics Started: 2Replies Posted: 10
Schneider’s Big Fella is really the only way to go. I have not found any other blanket that will work on my 17-3 hand/2,000 pound big girl. They are also reasonably priced, adjustable in all the right places, and wear like iron.
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