Finding the right turnout blanket for your horse can be difficult when most horse blankets fit the same way. With our five original designs with patented features we guarantee there’s a fit for any horse’s conformation. But how do you know what fit will work best for your horse? We’ve compiled a fit guide for our five styles to help you decide.
The Contour Collar Euro turnouts have a shaped collar for a snugger fit around the neck. This shaped design that comes up 4-6 inches onto the mane, with a smaller neck opening, prevents leaks by fully covering the shoulders and withers. The Contour Collar Euros also have no back seam for greater protection against precipitation and wind. The Euro fit is straight from the withers to back providing a comfortable fit for average conformations.
The VTEK Wither Relief turnouts are designed for horses with upright shoulder conformation. The patented VTEK Wither Relief, an extra V of fabric at the withers, exerts less pressure on moderate and high withers. This design comes up the mane 6-8 inches to relieve pressure and prevent rubbing on the wither.
VTEK Wither Relief turnouts also have our Adjusta-Fit® system to allow you to customize the neck opening of the blanket to fit your horse best. These blankets also have an enlarged tail cover to offer extra protection from wind, precipitation, and rubbing. These blankets are designed to fit Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Appendix horses, and similar conformations.
The Fitted V-Free turnouts are designed for horses with sloped shoulder conformation. This style leaves the mane uncovered with a larger neck opening. The V-Free design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with low to moderate withers.
Fitted V-Free turnouts also have our Adjusta-Fit system to allow you to customize the neck opening of the blanket to best fit your horse. These blankets are designed to fit Arabians, Quarter Horses, Stock Horse breeds, and similar conformations.
The Cutback turnout is designed for horses with an upright head carriage. The Cutback turnout has a large neck opening to leave the mane uncovered, with a cut back around the wither. This provides a rub-free fit for horses with an upright head carriage. The Cutback turnout also has our Adjusta-Fit system to allow you to customize the neck opening of the blanket to fit your horse best. The Cutback turnout is meant to fit Arabians, Morgans, Friesians, Saddlebreds, Tennessee Walkers, and similar conformations.
The Extra Coverage Euro turnouts are designed with no back seam to guard against leakage. These fit straight from the withers down the back with no seam to ensure protection in wet and windy weather. The high and full attached neck designs offer more protection against drafts and leaking in driving rain and snow. The high neck styles come halfway up the mane. The full attached neck varieties come up to behind the ears. The Euro fit is straight from the withers to back providing a comfortable fit for average conformations.
There are also some features that all of our turnout blankets have. No matter the fit the turnouts will have forward and extended gussets. This allows for unencumbered movement while they are turned out. The hindquarters of our blankets are contoured to fit your horse, with sealed seams to prevent leaks. The turnout blankets also feature tail covers, detachable elastic leg straps, and double snap front closures.
The Fitted V-Free turnout has a closed front model along with the standard open front options. All of our fits come with crisscross surcingle’s for added customization. There are bellyband options for the Contour Collar Euro, VTEK Wither Relief, Cutback, and Fitted V-Free styles which gives extra coverage on the belly. This can add warmth and keep your horse cleaner.
No matter your horse’s conformation we have a horse blanket that will fit them. We hope this guide makes the choice easier for finding the right fit. Keep an eye out for other upcoming horse blanketing guides.
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