Behold! The reason I hate blankets! (Sorry, more iPhone pics!)
Do you see how his little cheeks hang out the back? This is the Amigo 600D Medium Weight turnout blanket. I love the weight, the material, the surcingle front closure instead of those irritating buckles, and the fit (even though I usually prefer the shoulder gussets), but I can't seem to get it to fit my horse. My tack store had it for $89, and it's $105 online everywhere I checked, so it's a great deal too. I had the 78" before and it seemed too big, and this is the 75". Too small, right? Or is it ok that a little bit of his behind sticks out?
I know it's hard to tell how it really fits with that sheet hanging all over the place, but I think it looks too small.
This is a Dura-Tech Aquanon I got from Schneider's, which I actually bought for Lilly but it needs to go back because it's too heavy. I got the medium weight but I guess I just need the sheet (which will inevitably be too light... that's how my luck goes). It's a 75" and looks too small for him too.
It was quite gusty today, so I had a heck of a time keeping the sheet on him while I tried to blanket him. I thought for sure he was going to freak out when the sheet started whipping around, but he didn't move a muscle. Try to walk him over white lines on pavement, though, and see what happens. :)
I've tried 4 blankets now and they've all been either too big or too small. Is bigger better? Since all these blankets only come in 75" or 78", I guess I'll have to go with the bigger one. Perhaps when he weighs what I want him to weigh it'll fit better?
The good news is, the Schneider's one fit Lilly perfectly. The bad news is that it's just too heavy and I hate the buckles on the front. The sheet will probably be too light and I'll have to send it back too. I really only want a rain sheet with a little bit of fill, so then I'll be back to square one. The Amigo seemed a bit tight on her in the shoulders, or I would just keep that one for her. She needs the shoulder gussets, I think.
Maybe one day they'll both have a nice blanket that fits.