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.

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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.

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Doesn’t he look handsome in his new blanket?

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

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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!

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