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Shires Highlander 100G Blanket

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Shires Highlander 100G Blanket

When the weather turns cold and wet, keep your horse cozy and dry in the hardwearing Shires Highlander 100G Turnout Blanket.

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Item #: X1-V000139
List: $129.99
Dover's Price:
$116.99
Helpful Information
Tips for Blanketing
Fabric Types
Sizing Info
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The Shires Highlander 100G Turnout Blanket with standard neck makes ideal coverage in milder winter conditions. The hardwearing 1,200 denier nylon waterproof and breathable outer conceals 100 grams of poly fill insulation and a WarmaRug poly liner.

This lightweight horse blanket has deep shoulder gussets to allow your horse easy movement and to help prevent rubbing. A full tail flap ensures extra protection.

  • Two adjustable front clips.
  • Adjustable cross surcingles.
  • Integrated leg strap loops. (Leg straps sold separately.)
  • Bungee tail strap.

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Five Tips for Blanketing Horses

1) To get the most of the waterproof protection on your horse's turnout blanket, whisk away dried mud, manure and grime with a brush or broom.

2) Does your horse rip blankets? Choose a blanket with a higher denier. The term "denier" refers to the thickness of the synthetic fabric used as the outer layer of a blanket, and it indicates how durable the blanket will be. The higher the denier, the tougher the fabric.

3) Rub marks or abraded hair on your horse's chest, shoulders or mane indicate a poorly fitting blanket. Try different blanket styles to alleviate pressure points, and/or take a new measurement to double check your horse's size.

4) Get to know your own horse's needs for blanketing - each individual is unique. What is considered a medium weight blanket on one horse feel like be a heavyweight blanket on another. No one prescription for blanketing exists.

Has your horse grown a bit of a natural hair coat? Then don't layer on a turnout sheet just because of snow or cold. The sheet will actually flatten the fluffy hair through which body heat circulates as a natural insulation for your horse. Instead, be sure to add a blanket that has fill to create the insulation.
Terms for Horse Blankets & Sheets

Ballistic
Ballistic nylon refers to a thick and very tough synthetic fabric. It was originally designed for use in military jackets to protect the wearer from shell fragments and flying debris. A blanket/sheet with ballistic nylon outer will be difficult to tear.

Breathable
Most blankets and sheets are made of woven fabrics that allow body vapor to escape through miniscule holes to help prevent moisture buildup. Breathability is not the same as moisture wicking.

Denier
Denier refers to the thickness of the fabric used as the outer layer of the garment, and it provides an indication of how durable the garment will ultimately be. The higher the denier of the blanket, the heavier the fabric feels, and the stronger, more wind-resistant and more water-resistant the fabric is. Therefore, a 1,680 denier blanket is more durable than a 600 denier blanket. If your horse is turned out in rough terrain or enjoys rough play with pasture mates, then a higher weight denier is most appropriate.

Ripstop
Ripstop nylon refers to a high denier fabric woven in a crosshatch pattern that, in the unlikely event a tear occurs, prevents the hole from spreading. A blanket/sheet with ripstop outer can puncture or tear, but the hole will not spread on its own.

Moisture-Wicking
The fabric is constructed to pull moisture away from a horse's skin and hair to the outside surface. Moisture-wicking fabrics are used in coolers.

Water-Resistant
Water-resistant blankets and sheets provide some protection from moisture, but are not designed to repel water to protect the horse fully when it is exposed to downpours, snow or sleet for prolonged periods. Most stable sheets or blankets are water-resistant to help prevent saturation from soiled bedding.

Waterproof
Waterproof means that the blanket fabric has been treated with a coating to repel water. Additionally, seams on waterproof blankets and sheets are placed so as to prevent leaks, or they are taped and sealed.

Weight
Turnout blankets are available in a range of weights, where the weight refers to the amount of poly fill between the outer and inner layers. The fill adds warmth and insulates the horse's body heat. It is measured in gram weights; the higher the number of grams, the warmer and heavier the blanket. Fill amounts vary between blanket manufacturers. As a general rule, a lightweight blanket has 100 grams of fill; a medium weight blanket has between 180-200 grams of fill; a heavyweight blanket has 300+ grams of fill.

A Note about "Lite" (versus "Sheet") Blankets: In some blanket lines, manufacturers refer to "lightweight" blankets as "Lite." These have 100 grams of fill for insulation. "Lite" blankets should not be confused with "Sheets," either for turnout or stable use, as a sheet will never have any fill.
How to Measure Your Horse and Fit your Blanket

The fit of your blanket is extremely important to the comfort of your horse. Improperly fitting blankets can cause rubbing and slippage. To find blanket size, measure distance from center of the chest, across the point of the shoulder, and to the center of the tail. Many blankets are sized in two or three inch increments, so choose the closest size available.

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Care of Your Blanket

Blankets should be cleaned annually. First, remove excess dirt with a brush or hose, then wash by hand or on a delicate cool water cycle. Use very mild soap. Allow to drip dry. Do not put blankets in the dryer as this will damage the waterproof coating and void any warranties.

For individual size charts and meaurements, please refer to the "Size Guide" link that appears on the product page.