Become a Fan

« Choosing Your Winter Blanket | Main | The Power of the Little Blue Bottle »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

mark waters

i recentlly purchased a 19 year old mare from a killer pen of horses, turns out this mare is registered and i purchased her from the horse trader and brought her home, i have had her now for about 45 days in this time with my feeding program that i use i have put right at 300 lbs on this horse, my grandaughter has named her RED HEART and has become her horse, i need to find away to keep her warm this winter and these blankets would be perfect.

Melinda Sprinkle

We have had a tough year at the farm. Over $15,000 in vet bills, tractor repairs and a horrible pasture due to the weather. I recently worked overtime to earn the money to redo the stall floors because after all. We do this because we love the horses and want them to be happy and compfy. My first mare, "Ruthy", never grew a nice winter coat so she has always required a blanket which helps her to keep her wieght. Like the vet said "We are do for some good luck". Thanks and good luck to all the horse lovers everywhere!

Becky

I have 3 horses and two blankets. One is a 28 year old gelding whose blanket is starting to fall apart. we dont have a barn so he really benefits from a blanket. its not terribly cold but we do get the occational winter snow. he's been a part of the family since he was born and has been through a lot. almost had to be put down due to founder. but came out of it after a year of vet bills and doctoring. i need a good sturdy blanket for my babies thats waterproof. And i LOVE Giraffe print!!! Thanks.

Cheryl

I look for durability, fit and ease of putting the blanket on. My 31 year old gelding (I have owned him since he was born) just started wearing a blanket last winter and it really helped him stay in good weight through the snow and freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, he is low horse in the pecking order and gets chunks of his hide taken out by the other horses. We cannot separate him because we only have one turnout area and he needs to be out all day to keep limber. A fall and spring weight blanket would protect his hide when the winter weight blanket is too heavy.

Ruth McFarland

My Lady needs a new blanket as she is 33 years old and wants to be fashionable for the young stallions across the road. She may be old(er), but she can still strut and flirt better than any filly! Her old blanket just doesn't do it anymore. After surviving EPM and a nail puncture to her hoof that crippled her for six months she needs something to make her feel as special as she is.

Greys N Horses

My horses(s) need a new blanket because: I have several rescue horses on the farm, ottb mostly and one who suffered broken withers when he came. He had no name, nobody loved him and severe case of rain rot. I treated his pain, he has healed and his name is Zoo. HIs rain rot I have to continue to treat. He is trusting me and calming down. A sweet boy who needed a nice hand and chance and now a blanket! It was 37 degrees the other night and his winter coat has not come in. I had an old cooler I threw on him, but that will not be appropriate for all winter. He needs the blanket for warmth and to keep the rain rot at bay. What I look for when purchasing a blanket is the weight, needs to be appropriate for my climate. I also look at the construction, leg arches, fleece at withers, denier strength and value. Oh yes, and it has to be cute! We like our horses to look cute, not like orphans. Zoo could really use this help, I hope he wins because there is no more money in the budget for additional tack/apparel this year.

Amber Williams

My horse has spent all summer growning, and is pregnant, she needs a new blanket to keep not only her but her baby belly warm all winter in Michigan snow. Quality, warmth and durability are requirements in a blanket for our horses.

Deborah Middledorf

My horse, Cody, is a senior citizen. He is 29 years old. He tells me he is growing more and more frustrated with kids these days. He said they walk around with their fancy blankets that hang way too low and show off too much fur. He always talks about when he was their age when horses wore blankets that fit properly and didn't make horses look like hooligans. I think a big part of his problem is that he secretly wants one of those fancy blankets for himself. He's needed one since he lost his to an ex-girlfriend who took off with his blankets, furniture, and CD collection when they broke up. He hasn't been the same since. He recently had to give up golfing because he's lost too much weight since the cold set in. He could really use a new blanket as Upper Michigan winters are very long and tough. Thanks for the consideration.

Marcelle Himanka

Last winter my horse Demah ripped a NEW tear in his blanket EVERY DAY. I would take the blanket in and repair it best as I could and try to fix the fence where I thought he may have snagged it. By the end of the cold season his blanket was more of a crazy quilt than a horse blanket! HELP, he needs a new on this year!

Morgan Wallace

Lucky, is the best horse anyone could ask for! He is a 28 year old appaloosa guilding with a big heart. He has taught me all I know about riding by showing a beginner rider like me what it is like to ride a horse with so much experence. He has not only helped teach me but TONS of others as well. Through 4-H he has brought many beginner riders through the 4-H horse program levels. And although he has done all of this in his short 28 years, his biggest achevement was being the loving companion to a boy with mental disabilities. Together they overcame many obsticles and grew together. When the boy passed away Lucky's legacy remained strong. Ask anyone and they would tell you how deeply affected Lucky was at the sight of losing his loving owner.

Shortly after, Lucky went through a bad bout of colic. He was rushed to a vet to undergo colic surgery. In later years Lucky went through yet another health issue, this time with his eye. It wasn't receiving enough blood to make it work correctly and to fix it doctors brought down a blood vessel to make it all better. Now, as we all do at old age he is losing his sight. Sometimes it is hard for him to see but it doesn't effect him. Lucky has gone through a lot but he is still a fantastic horse.

Lucky is in need of a new blanket because he barely grows a coat! You will often see him outside shivering because it is so cold. His blanket is so beat up and old it barely gives off any warmth at all!! What he really needs is a heavy, durable and confortable blanket that he can wear when it is cold outside. I hope you will choose Lucky because he is a great horse and deserves to be warm and toasty in these cold winter months!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)