Northern Virginia, 45 minutes east of paradise - 2 hrs during rush hour
mid-neck/high-neck turnout for widebodied horse
with a long laid back shoulder.
Connemara cross who lives out 24/7 needs a waterproof breathable no fill turnout that won't slide back off her shoulder. I have had the worst problems with water getting into the neck and soaking her shoulder (and then rubbing, off course) but I don't want to use a hood because she will get way too hot. Just want to keep her dry in the wet Virginia winter.
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I LOVE schneider's blankets! I have the Vtek sheet and blanket, and Jet finally went through a winter with no rubs. Plus the blanket didn't shift even though he is turned out 24/7. They make a warmblood fit, that has a deeper drop for wider horses.
I tried the HUG blankets, and they didn't rub, but they tore really easily (and jet was stalled most of the time), and the plastic hardware broke within a few weeks.
My Connemara/TB mare wears a SmartPak High-neck turnout, and my Appendix QH has one as well. I consider both of them to be pretty wide and neither of them got any rubs last year. For what it's worth the Weatherbeetas worked OK on my Appendix but rubbed my Connemara mare's shoulders. Amigo blankets also worked well, I found Rambos had too long of a drop (she is only 15.2)
Hope that helps! I've been really happy with the SmartPak blankets.