Horses, like people, are not all built the same, so they have different fit needs from their blankets. It can be hard to decide what style to choose from but here are five reasons the VTEK® style might be the best fit for your horse.
‘My horse has high withers. Most blankets rub my horse’s withers or slide backwards.’
The VTEK® wither design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with moderate to high withers. The raised, shaped wither will prevent rubs but also this design goes up the neck 6-8 inches. This does not allow the blanket to slide behind a high wither.
‘My horse is a Thoroughbred, I want a blanket designed to fit them.’
These blankets are designed to fit Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Appendix horses, and similar conformations. Horses with breed typical confirmation will benefit from the added coverage, longer drop, and pressure free wither. These horses tend to have an upright shoulder conformation which these blankets are ideal for. This blanket will also benefit older horses with a changing topline.
‘I have a horse that lives outside. Do you have a turnout that will make them more easily visible?’
Some VTEK® style blankets have reflective gusset patches, piping, and strip on the tail flap, like the Gladiator and Warrior styles. This is to give added visibility for horses turned out at night or around dusk.
‘I’m concerned about fitting this blanket’s neckline for my horse.’
The VTEK® 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 VTEK® 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. All VTEK® styles also have an enlarged tail cover for added protection.
Learn more about our other blankets here.