This month’s confession: I love blankets. But I don’t love just any blankets. I’m a Horseware blanket addict. This means my blanket addiction is a bit on the expensive side. Trust me when I tell you a young thoroughbred will test a blanket’s durability.
I got the blanket pictured here when I got BooBoo. The blanket was 18 years old in the picture, and is now nearly 20 years old. Now Wex wears it. How many people can say they have a blanket that has lasted 20 years? It’s a Horseware Rhino mid-weight blanket. It’s a little faded, and there have been a couple of snags that have been patched. Otherwise, it’s in amazing condition.
When I got Wex, I decided he needed a few things of his own, that weren’t hand me downs from his cousin. (Fun fact- every horse I’ve ever owned has worn the same size blanket.) BooBoo’s old blanket has had a good life, and it will continue to be a back-up blanket for Wex. The main issue I had, and the only reason I was prompted to upgrade, is that this model of Rhino was so old that it didn’t have the connectors to attach a neck cover.
I wanted to get Wex a Rhino mid-weight with a neck cover, but I had issues with getting the right size/color/neck rug combo. I have never had an Amigo product, but I really liked the charcoal gray blanket with blue trim. It had a detachable neck rug, and was a really good price.
This blanket has been fantastic. Wex has been turned out alone all winter, but he’s rubbing on fence boards, trying to bite at it, and overall being a baby racehorse. The blanket stays put, he stays clean and dry, and he looks super cute in it. My only issue is that the neck rug is a little too big for him. However, that’s not Horseware’s fault—he has a short, compact neck. He just looks like he’s wearing a hoodie sometimes. J
I own several other Horseware Rhino blankets, but after seeing how nice this Amigo actually is, I might take the price break and use Amigo from now on. But, Wex is pretty well set for blankets for now until I decide he needs another upgrade, because I don’t think his Horseware blankets are going to wear out any time soon!