Currently, Licorice is wearing an ancient, ripped, stained Pessoa blanket. It seems to be a medium weight from what I can tell, which is actually a little heavy for him since he has a fuzzy coat already.
I'm trying to hold off on buying anything for him until Tessa sells, but I have started the blanket search. It seems like a thousand new blankets have come out in the last few years. More likely, it's that Licorice can actually fit a wider variety of blankets. With Tessa, I had to be careful the blankets didn't hang on her like a mumu.
Licorice is 16 hands at the withers and not the picky princess that Tessa is. If you turn Licorice out into a muddy pasture, the first thing he does is drop and roll. Though he hasn't been in the big turnout with his new buddy, they play kissy face in their stalls all the time, so he may need a tougher blanket also. And the third consideration is that Licorice has giant withers.
So, tell me what blankets are best. I'm definitely on a budget so a Rambo is not in my future at this time. I need a medium weight turnout and will eventually need a sheet. Licorice is a true black, so most colors look good but y'all know I dressed the Princess in Pink Plaid and I will not hesitate to dress Licorice up in
I like the Smart Pak light blue plaid, but it fit Tessa pretty well and she has NO withers to speak of so I'm concerned about it rubbing on Licorice.
This one is from Rider International and is only a hundred dollars!
There are so many to choose from! What's your favorite blanket for your high withered, hard on blankets horse?