Friday, January 22, 2016

Awesome find or Why God Why?

I attend a local low end auction frequently. Do a little bit of horse rescue and a little bit of shopping. It's a western kind of town so most of the used merchandise people bring in is western, and you can sit through two hours of rusty old halters but occasionally someone brings in english merchandise.

I either get a really good deal because nobody wants it, or into a bidding war because the one other english person in the place wants it more. I either keep or resell what I buy.

I picked up these bad boys last week. Was bidding on them and some random shipping wraps and was outbid but for some reason the other bidder didn't want these puppies so I snapped them up. They are exactly like my Wilkers Combo Quilt wraps.

What say you?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Blanket Rubs

I've been having an issue with Stella's turnout sheet rubbing her.  I didn't notice the issue last winter, but she wasn't as muscled and was clipped.  

This winter she has developed rubs right at the little square where the gusset point ends so I have been looking at another blanket for her.

Here's a semi recent picture of her conformation


Here is the sheet she wears now.  Quality is pretty good, denier is quite high.





I have been looking at this sheet from Schneiders as an option,  I really love the quality of Schneider's blankets.  They are affordable, last for years, and remain waterproof.  I already have this in a midweight (Although I have the lower denier version and would be buying the higher denier version).  However, the shoulder seam appears to be in the same spot.  Would it also rub?  She wore her sheet for a month or two before it was cold enough for the midweight so I have no idea if the midweight would also rub.




This is another option, notice no shoulder gusset.  Same price but lower denier.


Thoughts?

I had also considered a shoulder guard but I always thought they were a pain to have an extra layer to take off and they never seemed to fit right.