This rain sheet was a 21st birthday present to my horse by my mom. I am a huge fan of Horze, so getting another one of their blankets to my collection is awesome. This blanket was purchased on an awesome deal at Horseloverz.com for $54.99 USD but can also be found at a great deal on Horze.com for as low as $69.99 USD. Horze advertises this blanket as being durable, escape proof, ergonomically designed as well as providing superior protection against the wind.
If you are interested in reading another review about Horze products, check out my review on the Horze Avalanche 350gram Combo.
I think that it is a super cute pattern! I always love having blankets of unique designs. Horze always seems to use unique colours or patterns for their products. This blanket was purchased in a 72″, has no fill, 1200 denier and is made of polyester. It has stainless steel hardware, which includes double clip front, T buckle belly bands and D rings for leg straps (leg straps included). It has fleece padding on the wither and polyester lining for that shiny coat!
Fit and Feel
So, in my previous Horze blanket, the 350-gram Avalanche, I purchased my blanket in her normal size, a 75″ . I felt like it could have fit smaller, but the 75″ wasn’t so large that it never raised any concern. The 72″ couldn’t have fit any better, it definitely is making me reconsider getting a 75″ in my future Horze blankets. So I would recommend measuring your horse and going over there size chart, but in my experiences, they fit 1 size bigger than your normal size. That might also depend on the size of your horse, my mare is quite petite in every way (14’3). Sizing down might not be relevant if you have a horse with a bulkier build.
They advertise this blanket as being ergonomic. It has a shaped neckline to reduce pressure on the wither, as well as having high shoulder gussets. This blanket does fit her well. She has never been a horse to have a large chest and I have found that a lot of blankets are built for a stocky quarter horse type of build. Blankets normally sit quite low on her shoulders and tend to slide back and pull back on her chest, which I assume is uncomfortable. This blanket does not do that, it almost has extra room at the top of the wither where she cannot fill it out (she has almost no wither to speak of). It makes me think that this blanket was designed for breeds that commonly have high withers such as thoroughbreds and warmbloods.
The blanket has an extra wide tail flap and tail tie. The tail flap is supposed to provide extra protection against the wind; it is definitely wide on her, but I don’t feel the need to use the tail ties to secure it.
I haven’t completely tested the waterproofing, as it has not been the time of year yet for a major downpour. The rain we have had yet so far has been minimal, but the blanket has held up. Due to the material of this blanket, I think that the waterproofing would be fine. I often follow the practice of after several washes on my blankets I go over them with CampDry to re-waterproof them.
The hardware on this blanket seems sturdy. I am a huge fan of clip front blankets, so this is an added bonus. The T buckle belly bands prove to be secure, along with all other hardware.
I think that the Horze Nevada Turnout Sheet is an awesome
Always get back on,
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