I really do... I have a super heavy blanket for AJ, a show sheet for Lilly, a fly sheet for Lilly, and a currently missing cooler for Lilly. I hate them all.
Just when you think you know what size your horse is, you order a sheet in a 74" and as it turns out, you actually needed to order a 78". That's what happened when I bought Lilly's fly sheet, so I had to keep sending it back and ordering bigger sizes.
I recently decided I wanted to get AJ a midweight turnout for rainy days. Some midweights have 400g of fill and some have 200g of fill. I just want 200g. I don't want it to function as a blanket, just a waterproof turnout he can wear when we have cold, rainy days. I bought a really nice Amigo at the tack shop and it was a 78, a size bigger than I thought AJ was, but I figured I'd give it a try. It swallowed him whole... so I figured a 74 would probably fit since the 78 was SO big. Nope. Too small. So now I have to take another blanket back. The tack store lady said she can order me a 76, but I've only seen them in 75 or 78.
I tried a Weaver turnout on him too but it was really square in the back. Does anyone know a horse with a square ass? Do you buy a blanket big enough to cover the cheeks, or just let them hang out? And what's with the one strap that goes across the back of the blanket to replace leg straps? It seems to hang right in the direct line of fire...
The day my farrier was out, we had a really cold rain, and when I brought Lilly up from the pasture (she was still on pasture board) her little muscles were quivering and she was quite chilly. So I need to get her one too. I would also buy the Amigo for Lilly but it only comes in one color and I prefer not to have identical blankets for different horses. In a perfect world, I would have navy blue for AJ and hunter green for Lilly.
I just can't find anything I like, and I refuse to spend over $100 on a midweight turnout they'll wear a few times per year, and that AJ might actually ingest. I found some decent looking, reasonably priced, 1200D ones at SS Tack but as always, they're on back order. And then if they don't fit, or have a square ass, I have to send them back.
It seems like most blankets now only come in increments of three... 72, 75, 78, 81... Lilly measures a 74 and AJ measures a 76. So do I get a 75 for both of them?
It's such a pain. And that's why I hate blankets.
There. I feel better now having vented to sympathetic ears. Time to keep shopping...