Blanketing Terms – what do they all mean?

Blanketing Terms & Information You see all the terms on the packaging of horse blankets, but what do they all mean? Denier – It is a unit of textile measurement. The higher the denier, the stronger the fabric. A 1200 D blanket is more durable than a 600D blanket.   Ripstop – Many blankets have their fabric woven in such a way that will make them resistant to ripping and tearing. Horse blanket weights – Lite – This will have little or no fill Medium – Has 155 to 255 grams of fill Heavy – Has 250 to 370 grams of fill There are blankets with 400 grams of fill for very cold harsh conditions.   Stable blankets are usually not waterproof, and they are made from a lower denier fabric.   Turnout blankets are waterproof and are a higher denier fabric ranging from 600 to 1800 denier   Some blankets will come with a detachable neck, such as the one shown above.  Others will have a neck attached (not removable) High Neck blankets have a neck that comes almost half way up the horses neck, as shown below. Standard neck blankets usually come up to around the horses withers as seen below   The blankets or sheets you chose for your horse will depend a lot on the conditions your horse lives in – shelter or little to...

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