SmartPak Deluxe High Neck Turnout Blanket
First SP blanket purchase!
This was my first SP blanket I purchased - I got it right from the Natick, MA SP store in their clearance section - great deal! I do notice some of the stitching coming loose around the trim and piping but not that big of a deal, she's a horse that plays outside - it's bound to get destroyed. :) It fits well, doesn't rub out her mane or withers due to the high neck and is very very warm. She used to live in Saxon brand blankets but this one turned us into SP blanket believers. ;)
One only gripe I had about this blanket is the fact that the hind leg straps that came with it were a bit flimsy and didn't stay tight, they always loosened all the way out. I contacted SP and they promptly sent me a new, more durable pair for free.
May 3, 2013
Good Value for the price
This was my first SmarkPak branded purchase and overall I was pleased with the quailty. Great fit and durability for my large Dutch Warmblood mare who is very hard on her "clothes". She wore this blanket almost everyday this winter. The lineing did show signs of wear at the shoulder gussets and the stitching pulled out completely on the gusset. The exterior showed no signs of wear. I was pleased to get a season out of the blanket. Overall good value for the price but for everyday use plan on replacing every year.
March 26, 2013
Best blanket ever
I love these blankets. They fit well and are very warm. Love the high neck too!
March 14, 2013
My only complaint is that the big size (86) isn't long enough on the sides for the bigger broader horses. Other than that I love it! My other guys have one of these as well and they've held up now for 1-2yrs!
March 6, 2013
This fits my Arabian mare great! Love the high neck and heavyweight.. it has not rubbed her mane out and everything fits well. I did have an issue with the elastic leg straps in the back, but when I mentioned it to SmartPak, they immediately acknowledged it as being an issue they knew about and sent me a more durable pair of leg straps to use instead of the ones it comes with. Great buy and excellent customer service!
February 26, 2013
I did like the mid-weight, however seemed more suitable for a narrower horse than the Oldenberg Mare I purchased it for. When I ordered it, I was advised by the sales associate that they ran large, however I found it to be a true-to-small fit, and would have preferred the next size up.
I like the weight, the material, the leg gussets, and the neck.
February 21, 2013