How does the denier rating affect blanket durability?

Denier is a term that you see associated with blankets. You’ll notice that turnout blankets, especially the more expensive ones, generally have a higher denier rating (such as 1200) while less expensive blankets might have a denier rating of 600. Denier is a way of measuring the thickness or weight of yarn. A higher denier […]

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Measuring to ensure blanket fit.

Measure twice, cut once. It might be an axiom for carpenters, but it has some merit for horse owners too. A properly fitted blanket can help keep your horse warm and dry during chilly winter months. A poorly fitting blanket either can cause rubs, restrict your horse’s movement, doesn’t keep your horse warm and dry, […]

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Blanketing Pros and Cons

Now that the temperatures are dropping, the debate over whether you should or should not blanket your horses in the winter is in full force. Some people start blanketing their horses when the temperatures drop into the 40s at night; others find their horses do fine even when faced with single-digit temperatures. In truth, most […]

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