Tough-1 Snuggit 1680D Turnout Blanket
Protect your horse with the Tough-1 1680 Denier Snuggit Turnout Blanket. The material is breathable, which allows your horse to stay comfortable and it features everything you will want to provide your horse with.
· Waterproof ripstop poly outer shell
· 210 lining and 250 grams of polyfil
· Adjustable Snuggit neck
· Fleece wither protection
· Crossed surcingles with elastic ends
· Adjustable leg straps with elastic ends
· Adjustable double buckle front with snap closure
· Shoulder gussets
· Rear surcingle gussets
· Measuring Instructions – Using a flexible measuring tape, measure from the center of the horse’s chest around the widest part of the shoulder continuing on around the widest part of the hindquarters to the center of the tail. This measurement will help you determine the size blanket you need.
· Washing Instructions –
-It is recommended that Tough1® blankets be hand washed in cool water using mild detergent. This may extend the life of the waterproof properties of the blanket.
-If washing in a machine, it is recommended that a commercial grade machine with cold water and mild detergent be used. Remove as much loose hair and dirt as possible before washing. This will make it easier for the machine to effectively clean the blanket. Straps should be adjusted to their shortest length or removed, if possible, when machine washing.
-If a spot remover is to be used, test on an inconspicuous area.
-Blanket should be hung and allowed to air dry.
· Horses Turned Outside without Shelter - Turnout Sheet and Blanket materials are waterproof and designed to keep your horse dry, however if your horse is turned out in a field without a run in shed or shelter during prolonged rain or heavy downpours your horse may still get wet especially in the neck and tail areas.
· When using a blanket or sheet it is critical to monitor the fluctuating climate and temperatures even with a blanket that is waterproof and breathable. The wicking properties of a breathable blanket are designed to wick away normal body heat, when a blanket is too heavy the heat and moisture cannot be wicked away fast enough causing your horse to sweat. The temperature and the length of your horse’s coat will determine what weight of blanket you should use. For this reason, most people who choose to blanket horses have several articles of horse clothing that offer varying levels of warmth.
· When selecting a blanket ensure to take into account your horse’s behavior, environment or other horses that may be turned out with your horse. The lower the denier number the less strength the material has. 420 Denier and 600 Denier are not recommended for horses that bite, chew or rub on blankets or for horses turned out with a companion or in a group. Always ensure your horse’s blanket is properly fitted and all straps are adjusted correctly, if a blanket is too tight or too loose, straps may break and material may tear. For younger horses or horses turned out with a companion or in groups, it is recommended to purchase 1200 Denier or 1680 Denier material as these are stronger materials and are less likely to tear. Certain types of fencing such as barbwire or foreign objects such as nails will easily tear any blanket no matter what the denier, always inspect the area in which your horse is kept to remove any nails or jagged fencing that may cause damage. There are no horse blankets that are guaranteed to not rip or tear.