Polka Dot Ponies

This will most likely be just a collection of my ramblings. I ride and train horses, so there is bound to be a lot of horse stuff. But I also just like to vent and this seems the perfect place.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Winter Blankets + Growing Baby = Spending $$$$$

I measured Titan in the middle of September and he was at about 60". So when I ordered his blankets for this winter I ordered 68" thinking that would at least get us through Christmas and New Years. When the blankets arrived and I tried them on they were too big (which was the point since I knew I wouldn't be using them for at least 2 or 3 more months). In the last few weeks T and neighbors have commented on how fast he is growing. So today just out of curiosity I decided to measure him again. 66" BARELY. Basically at 67" which would be lovely if he would just stay there until after New Years when I had planned to buy new blankets. I know, I know I should have waited but I like to be prepared and thought that I was ordering them plenty big enough. Especially considering the 7 yr old QH gelding in the barn wears a 72". Oh the joys of a big baby- hence the name Titan.
So now I have a really nice felt lined canvas blanket, a toasty warm winter blanket, a fleece blanket liner and a no rub body sleazy that won't fit by the time it is cold enough for him to need it. Ebay here I come for more blankets (In NOVEMBER when I will actually need them). I think this winter we will be playing musical blankets..... at least the fleece liner and the body sleazy stretch.

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Blogger Jean said...

He may slow down a bit in the winter. I know hoofs do, so why not horses? *G* I have so many different sizes I've lost track. And, I have so many with missing straps, torn surcingles, etc. it's a mess. I THINK I have a nice blanket to fit everyone, but at this point, I haven't a clue whether I really do or not.

October 21, 2008 at 2:30 PM  

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