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MEASURE FOR A HORSE BLANKET

Whether you want a cooler, fly sheet or warm winter rug, you'll need to measure your horse for the correct size. It is very important to find a proper fitting blanket for your horse. Tight fitting blanket will rub shoulders and withers, causing irritation and "bald" spots. A blanket that is too loose will turn and shift, catch on latches and gates.
Here is how to measure your horse for a blanket.

Difficulty:
Easy

Time Required:
10 minutes

Material:
horse
a cloth measuring tape
a friend to hold one end of measuring tape

Here's How:

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Tie your horse safely.

Keeping the measuring tape even, Measure from the center of the chest (A) along the side of the barrel and belly to the point just before the tail (B). Be sure that the measuring tape stays parallel to the floor/ground.

This measurement will be the size for your blanket.

 

This chart is a helpful guide to the blanket size your horse may take according to their height. Remember, this is only a guide. The length of your horse's back and the width of body will impact the size your horse needs. We always recommend measuring your horse.

Horse Height Blanket Size
(U.S.)
Blanket Size
(European)
11.2 h 54" 4' 6"/137 cm
11.2 - 12.2 h 57" 4' 9"/145 cm
12.2 - 13.2 h 60" 5' 0"/152 cm
13.2 - 14.0 h 63" 5' 3"/160 cm
14.0 - 14.2 h 66" 5' 6"/168 cm
14.2 - 15.2 h 69" - 72" 6' 0"/183 cm - 6' 3"/190 cm
16.0 - 16.2 h 75" - 78" 6' 3"/190 cm - 6' 6"/198 cm
16.2 h 78" - 81" 6' 6"/198 cm - 6' 9"/206 cm
17.0 h 81" - 84" 6' 9"/206 cm - 7' 0"/213 cm
17.1 h 84" 7' 0"/213 cm
17.2 h 87" 7' 3"/220 cm


 


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