Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by Otterlysgal Worked great for me w/ modification
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.
September 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Charlie Poor Design
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.
February 10, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Party Ponies Etc Kennington Yrl to blnkt
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
March 9, 2009
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tara McCarty No More Velcro
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.
February 10, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alli Terrible
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.
January 28, 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by bette fredrickson problem solved
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!
January 12, 2009