Measuring Horse Blankets

 

Date: February 22nd, 2010

 

Although manufacturers sell equine blankets of different designs and cuts, there are some general guidelines you can follow to be sure you are correctly measuring your horse. Regardless of the blanket’s manufacturer, these measuring guidelines will help to ensure the best fit of the equine blanket you choose.

 

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    1. Before you begin, tie up your horse to help keep her still. Make sure your horse is standing squarely in a natural position before taking any measurements.

 

    1. Stand on your horse’s left side, holding the end of the measuring tape in your left hand. Place the end of the tape at the point where your horse’s neck meets the center of her chest.

 

    1. Using your right hand, draw the tape along her left side and over the widest part of her shoulder.

 

    1. Continue to draw the tape along your horse’s side and across the point of her buttocks, which is the hindmost part of the quarters and falls about 10 to 12 inches below where her tail meets her body. I recommend that you get someone to help you with this step, as your horse’s body length will exceed your arm’s reach with the measuring tape.

 

  1. The final measurement you get (in inches) from the middle of the chest to the tail is your horse’s blanket size. If you get an odd number, round up one inch to the next even number.

 

 

 

If you have any further questions regarding your horse, email me at AskMax@CountryMax.com, or visit your local CountryMax store today!

 

 

Additional Resources: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?d=508&articleid=1855



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