I don’t use blankets often… rarely, really.
Last year we had tons of rain and Norma (all of a sudden) didn’t like the sound of the rain on her shelter roof. So, she stood outside. Norma got drenched and I had to bring her into the barn and blanket her.
But, usually she uses her shelter and it doesn’t get that cold – all the horses do fine around here.
They say horses are fine up to 30 below, as long as they are healthy, have food and water, a good winter coat and it isn’t RAINING with the wind cutting through their coats.
Of course, I wouldn’t want to test that theory on my horses, but Mother Nature did create them to live comfortably outside…
I ALWAYS FEAR THEY WILL GET THEIR FEET CAUGHT, DON’T YOU
However, if you do use a blanket… I always worry that they will get their feet caught. Don’t you?
Well, lookey what came in the mail! Inexpensive and E-A-S-Y!
IT IS SO SIMPLE, IT IS A BIT OF A FOREHEAD SLAPPER… $9.99!!
I’m not the best at mechanical directions. (Recipes are fine, but mechanical directions… not so good…).
So, when I saw these, I figured it was easy but still wanted Hubby to do it for me.
But, he wasn’t home.
I went to the barn and brought up a blanket to see if I could follow the photo and do this.
And I did. Really easy!
THEY ADVERTISE IT AS A BLANKET SAVER – NO RIPS…
I never think about ripping the blankets – we probably don’t use them enough to have those kinds of accidents.
But, I do think about them getting their hooves caught. I worry about that.
So, for me, this is a really great idea!
DO THEY WORK?
I pulled on them with my feet on the strap and me pulling up – it didn’t break. But, when I let Tess stand on the strap and I pulled all the way back, it broke!
(I went flying… don’t try this at home.)
The packet comes with two Safe-T-Links and 8 rubber bands. So, they give you extras, which is nice!
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