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  1. #1
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    Default Sheet fit dilemma

    I have a Shires turnout sheet that I love with on exception...

    The front has two buckle closures, which is great, does not have velcro, which I have found rarely does any good anyways, however, in this case I need something else. Every time my horse wears it the left front flap turns under. (His left shoulder is smaller than his right I found when saddle fitting). This means that his chest is exposed the the weather and he gets wet when it rains.

    I suppose this means that this particular sheet doesn't fit him well, but its what I have, its a super nice sheet, and I want to make it work.

    So, my question is what can I do to make the flap NOT turn under? Will velcro hold up or just get full of stuff so it doesn't work? Is there a way to safely add another snap underneath? Has anyone had to fix this problem before?

    thanks in advance..



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    It seems to me that one side always turns down, velcro or not. This is why I like the high-neck (Wug style) turnout sheets - they keep the horse's front end much drier.
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    I have a strong preference for closed front sheets/blankets. Its very little effort to train them to accept a blanket being slid over their heads.

    I tend to sew most of my blankets shut in the front so I don't have this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buck22 View Post
    I have a strong preference for closed front sheets/blankets. Its very little effort to train them to accept a blanket being slid over their heads.

    I tend to sew most of my blankets shut in the front so I don't have this problem.
    He has a couple sheets I have had sewed shut. I may do that to this one also, but was looking for other thoughts before I go that route.



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