Part way through the winter I acknowledged that the blankets just weren't working, so I asked on a saddlebred page about blankets. The overwhelming response was to try a StormShield V-Free blanket. So, I got one of those and it rubbed too.
I think my problem is two fold. One he is a saddlebred and they have large shoulder and withers compared to the rest of their bodies. Secondly, he is built so uphill everything slides backwards. This makes it tight on his shoulders and gives him rubs.
So, my questions are:
- Are there other blankets that will fit him better? (Please note I am measuring him properly)
- Am I delusional in hoping that I can find a better fitting blanket?
- Is there a shoulder guard that would actually help?
- Is there another trick to prevent shoulder rubs?