How to Fold a Horse Blanket?

Author Adele Gillet

Posted Oct 31, 2022

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Folding a horse blanket correctly can help prevent injuries to your horse and extend the life of your blanket. Here are some tips on how to fold a horse blanket:

First, remove any dirt or debris from the blanket. If the blanket is wet, allow it to air dry before folding.

Next, find the center of the blanket and fold it in half. Then, fold the blanket in half again.

Now, take one end of the blanket and fold it over the center of the blanket. Repeat with the other end of the blanket.

Finally, fold the blanket in half one last time.

When storing the blanket, be sure to keep it in a dry, aired-out area. Additionally, you may want to consider using a blanket liner to protect the blanket from wear and tear.

How often should you wash a horse blanket?

How often you wash a horse blanket depends on how often the blanket is used. If you use it daily, then you should wash it weekly. If you only use it occasionally, then you can wash it every other week or so.

What are some tips for caring for a horse blanket?

Assuming you would like tips for caring for a horse blanket:

horses are heavy and can shift their weight quickly, so it’s important that their blankets fit well. A properly fitting horse blanket will stay in place and not shift, rub, or bunch up.

To measure your horse for a blanket, start at the center of the chest and measure diagonally across the body to the point of the horse’s shoulder. Then, measure from the point of the shoulder down the horse’s side to the point of the elbow. Add these two numbers together to get the horse’s “drop.”

When you’re ready to purchase a blanket, take the horse’s drop measurement with you and ask a sales associate to help you find a blanket that’s the right size.

In addition to sizing, you’ll also need to consider the weight of the blanket. Blankets are available in a variety of weights, from lightweight sheets to thicker, lined turnouts. The weight you need will depend on the climate you live in and how often you plan to use the blanket.

Once you’ve found the perfect blanket for your horse, it’s important to take care of it so it will last for years. Here are a few tips for blanket care:

-clean your horse’s blanket regularly. Grit, dirt, and sweat can cause the fabric to break down and the horse’s coat to become irritated. Use a mild detergent and wash the blanket in cool water.

-air dry the blanket. Never put a wet blanket on a horse, as this can cause the horse to become chilled. Hang the blanket up or lay it flat to dry.

-store the blanket in a cool, dry place. When the blanket is not in use, store it in a breathable bag or container.

How do you know if a horse blanket is too small or too big?

A horse blanket that is too small will not cover the horse's back and will not keep the horse warm. A horse blanket that is too big will be bulky and may cause the horse to trip.

What are some common problems with horse blankets?

Horse blankets are often times too big or too small for the horse, which can cause rubbing and discomfort. They also may not be been properly cleaned, which can lead to bacteria and fungus growth. If not properly cared for, horse blankets can become faded and discolored.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store your horse bridles?

Basic bridles can be stored on ahorse by using either three nail holes along the top where the reins attach, or two. The other option is to use a clip that goes over the nose and screws into the horse’s head so that both ends of the reins are attached. The third option for storing horse bridles is to put them in a sturdy box with slots in the top for each rein.

How to take care of your horse's leather?

If your horse has a lot of leather, you will want to take extra care when treating it. You can apply beeswax or petroleum jelly before storing the leather. This will help keep the leather soft and protect it from water damage.

How do you store your horse’s Tack layup?

If you have a climate-controlled area, great! Otherwise, store the tack layup in a dusty and dry area. Keep the layup organized by type of item: bridles, bits, saddles, horse blankets, horseshoes

Can you store a saddle on its side?

There is debate about whether or not you can store a saddle on its side. The consensus seems to be that most saddles can safely stay on their sides for short periods of time, but that prolonged storage in this position can lead to stress and deformity in the skirts. It's is generally recommended to store saddles hanging from a rack or saddle stand.

What is the best way to store horse grooming products?

Generally, it is best to store horse grooming products in something like a plastic or metal pail with a tight fitting lid.

Adele Gillet

Adele Gillet

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Adele Gillet is an avid writer who has always had a passion for storytelling. She loves to write about her experiences and share them with others, whether it's through her blog, social media platforms or books. Adele is also a keen traveler and enjoys exploring new places, meeting new people and trying new foods.

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