Otterlysgal from Central California
I bought one of these blankets when my foal was several months old. It's lasted through 3 rainy seasons after my initial learning curve. Yes, unless you secure the velcro so they cannot pull on it, they WILL take it off. That is how I got a blanket and a fly sheet. The second blanket Kensington sold me at 1/2 price. I bought the 60-68" blanket and I still have another 6 inches I could let this blanket out after using it for 3 years. I would need to alter the leg straps or find new ones since those are now too tight. I hand stitched The velcro end flap with heavyduty nylon thread at each corner. the blanket is still in very good condition. I would try to eek out another season had someone not given me big girl pajamas for my filly. Yes, It does need to slip over the head, which I found very easy to do when I folded it as narrow as I could. She eventually helped me put it on. So I got the bonus of a new training tool as well.
Charlie from Hartford, ct
0 out of 0 found this review helpful
This blanket fits great, is very waterproof and warm, but has a MAJOR design flaw that could be dangerous for your weanling. That flaw, there is only velcro in front. It took my 8 month old about an hour to figure out how to open the front and get the blanket off. The first time, I though it was a fluke, but I tried a couple more times and each time he got the blaket off in a few short hours. Fortunately he did not get hurt. Since there are few other good options for weanling blankets that I could find, I bought a grommet maker and made holes in the front so that I could fashion adjustable snaps on the blanket. That has worked great. I would give this 5 stars if they fixed the front by putting adjustable snaps.
Party Ponies Etc from Atlanta Ga
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
Front felcro made fitting easier. Advise haing a fastner of some sort to cover velcro for those that like to pull it off. Otherwise pretty good blanket for the clearnace price
Tara McCarty from Tooele, UT
10 out of 18 found this review helpful
Well, my yearling colt figured out how to take this blanket off in about 5 minutes by pulling the velcro open and running out of it. I fear he will get tangled up in the straps if I try to have him wear it now. He also broke the clip on one leg strap getting out of it. Good design for an older horse used to wearing blankets, not for curious yearlings or horses easily bored. The velcro is just too tempting.
Alli from Sarasota, FL
6 out of 13 found this review helpful
Please do not waste your money. Every foal I have tried it on has escaped. There needs to be clips on the front they can undo the velcro very easily and shimmy out of it.
bette fredrickson from warner NH
11 out of 21 found this review helpful
I too had problems with finding the turnout somewhere out in the field every morning. I use an elastic surcingle and have had not one secpe.
on the valcro, keep it clean. I use a dog slicker and gentley move it the direction of the hooks. I have used the blanket now for three years. I would prefer a front closure that did not include valcro but I have yet to find one. It took a long time to get a youngster to accept the valcro sounds!
AlliC from Punta Gorda, FL
14 out of 19 found this review helpful
The very first night we put this on our pony, he pulled front opening and shimmied out of it. The velcro seemed strong enough, but he didnt like wearing it, apparently. I loosened it, so the end of the velcro opening was directly under his head so he couldnt reach it with his teeth and he rubbed on the corner of his feed bucket until it pulled loose and he shimmied out of it again on the second night. Id return it, except that, apparently, he stood on it and peed. They need to make one with a clasp instead of the velcro.
heathr vial from south bend, washington
9 out of 20 found this review helpful
Ive bought several of these and use them on my 23 yo Hackney pony mare. She has some problems and I wash them frequently and they hold up very well. I like the velcro as no buckles for her or me to deal with. Ill buy more, we like alot of colors!
Meghan from Montgomery, Al
21 out of 31 found this review helpful
Pretty good blanket, except that the velcro becomes weak on the chest fairly quickly and my colt learned to shimmy out of it every night.
Angela from Sedro Woolley, WA
20 out of 30 found this review helpful
I have two of these as I raise a foal or two from my stallion every year. No need to hassle with dozens of blanket sizes here, this is super adjustable, easy on and off too. I love the quick snap rings. You can add leg straps if you need. These wash up great too. I have been very happy with this product and am happy to be able to refer folks who have babies to it.
melodie from pgh, pa
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
I bought this last year for my colt who was only 6 months old. It did fit him at first then was too small by the end of the season which he was just turning into a yearling. So i think the sizing is on the small size. It did not come with the clips, so i had to buy those separate but the price and quality was good.
87 out of 168 found this review helpful