Horses, like people, are not all built the same, so we designed five different fits for five different conformations. To help you decide what style is right for your horse, we’ve answered the most commonly asked questions by customers who are considering purchasing one of our V-Free® turnout blankets.
‘My horse has lower withers but I don’t want anything to rub their mane or withers.’
The V-Free® wither design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with low to moderate withers. The raised, shaped wither will prevent rubs but also this design stops in front of the wither to leave the mane uncovered.
‘My horse is an Arabian, I want a blanket designed to fit them.’
These blankets are designed to fit Arabians, Quarter Horses, Stock Horse breeds, and similar conformations. Horses with breed typical confirmation will benefit from the fitted style and pressure free wither. These horses tend to have a sloped shoulder which these blankets are ideal for.
‘My horse needs a larger neck opening.’
The V-Free® is made for horses with a sloped shoulder or that require a larger neck opening. The blanket design allows for coverage along the shoulders and withers while accommodating a more sloped shoulder.
‘I’m concerned about fitting this blanket’s neckline for my horse.’
The V-Free® has our Adjusta-Fit® system that allows you to further adjust the neckline of the blanket. No matter how wide or narrow your horses neck and shoulders, this blanket can be adjusted to fit. The Adjusta-Fit® system is on both sides of the neck to allow for independent adjustment.
‘I need a blanket for my horse that is waterproof, breathable, and warrantied.’
All our turnouts are waterproof, windproof, and breathable. The V-Free® turnout blankets also have three to five times the weatherproofing of other brands. Our Gladiator models have fifteen times the waterproofing of other brand blankets. We have extended our warranties on these blankets accordingly, to 5 or 10 years and even a lifetime warranty depending on the model.
Learn more about our other blankets here.