… meaning Eli’s current turnout blanket. We’ve gotten four years out of it. It has been cleaned and repaired at least that many times, with a few things that are beyond repair.
This thing is close to shredded. Yet, it is not shredded.
All the straps and buckles are still in good working order, and I suspect it could be handed down to a lesson horse or something like that, once I get Eli a new blanket. I also would like to get him a proper turnout sheet.
I discovered that blanket shopping in the middle of winter is a bit of a disappointment, because everything is “out of stock” or “temporarily oversold.” I have my eye on a few things I’d like to order to try on Eli, but finding his size in an acceptable color seems to be tricky just now.
I have no doubt the blanket will make it to the end of the winter. I like to blanket shop in July or August, because that’s around when the best blanket sales seem to happen. But this seems like it can’t wait.
Both of his stable sheets are in great condition. I am about to swap them out so he can have a clean sheet for the rest of the cold weather days. That will hopefully end in March.
So some requirements: turnout style, 1200 denier, around 180g-300g fill, shoulder gussets, rear leg straps, DURABLE lining, size 78 usually, nothing neon or camo or animal print or really let’s just go with navy or black or grey or maybe a muted plaid of those colors.
This current turnout has served okay. My major complaint about it is that the lining seemed to rip really easily. I am shopping other brands, especially looking at Pessoa blankets and turnouts and sheets. Also looking at Bucas blankets and sheets because I have had good luck with them in the past, but they don’t always have the shoulder gussets. I don’t want to spend over $300, either. Eli needs his teeth done in February, too!