Warmth for winter’s worst
Like heavyweight boxers, these blankets mean business! They’re the warmest of the warm, and usually the toughest of the tough, because when winter’s at its worst, you want to know your horse is covered.
Heavy turnout blankets pack an impressive 300– 400 grams of fill and are designed for the dead of winter. If your horse is clipped, he should wear a heavy when temperatures are in the 20s. If he’s not clipped, this layer is appropriate for weather down into the teens. If your winter weather dips below that, think about adding a neck rug or hood, and take a peek at our layering tips on the next page.
While we’re on the subject of bundling up, let’s talk about over-blanketing. Remember, your horse can’t shed a layer after he runs around in the sun. Instead his body heat gets trapped, causing him to overheat and sweat. So try not to project your feelings about the bone-chilling weather onto your horse (and don’t assume that thicker layers equal more love). Instead, stick to the temperature guide and the advice of your barn manager, trainer, or veterinarian. Your horse will thank you!
Our Top Picks:
SmartPak Deluxe Turnout
This blanket is a SmartPak customer favorite—and for good reason! It offers lasting good looks for an incredibly affordable price, thanks to a durable 1200 denier ripstop polyester shell, which comes in three attractive colors. The available high neck option provides extra protection from winter’s worst.
Rhino SmartPak Collection Wug Turnout
You won’t find this gorgeous blanket anywhere else, because Horseware® created it exclusively with SmartPak! Thanks to Rhino’s exclusive barrier technology, this blanket will remain waterproof even if your horse manages to tear the tough 1000 denier shell.
Rambo® Original Turnout with Leg Arches™
In traditional Rambo fashion, this blanket offers the top of the line in durability with its 1000 denier ballistic nylon outer shell. The optional neck cover attaches securely to provide the ultimate warmth and protection against the coldest weather.
Best Fit (Western):
Rockin’ SP Deluxe Waterproof Blanket
Finally, a blanket that’s designed to fit stockier breeds—like Quarter Horses! This tough 1200 denier ripstop polyester outer with silky nylon lining is cut with broader shoulders and a shorter drop for the perfect fit.
Big D Devlyn Turnout Blanket
This waterproof and breathable blanket with a 1200 denier ripstop polyester exterior is designed with double-sewn, heat-sealed seams and reinforced stress points for the ultimate durability.
WeatherBeeta 1200D Freestyle Standard Neck Turnout
Designed with WeatherBeeta’s Freestyle technology, this blanket comes with all the bells and whistles! The Comfort Cuff neck keeps the warmth in and the cold out while the shoulder darts and gussets allow the ultimate freedom of movement.