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Turnout Blanket Options

“Winter is coming.”

– Ned Stark, Game of Thrones

An all to familiar quote that is unfortunately becoming more true by the day. September marked the arrival of our Fall and Winter jackets and about a week ago we received the majority of our Turnout Blankets. You’ll find several favorites have returned this year as well as some great new options from Weatherbeeta and Noble Outfitters.

Turnout Blankets; The New and the Old

Saxon Medium Turnout Blanket
Saxon Medium Turnout Blanket

The Saxon medium turnout blanket is the most economical available at $89.95. This blanket offers a 600 denier rip stop outer shell with a 180 gram polyester fill.

A couple things of note with this blanket; compared to other blankets the 180g fill tends to be on the light side for a medium weight blanket. It also does not sit down quite as far as other blankets you’ll find on this list allowing those draftier days to let wind get up and under the blanket.


The Weatherbeeta ComfiTec Essential medium weight blanket in navy returns from last year. It was extremely popular then and is sure to be again. It features a 1200 denier rip stop outer shell and a 220g polyester fill that will keep your horse warm on all but the bitterest of cold days.

Like the Navy in every way, the Navajo adds a fun color pattern making it easy to pick your horse out amongst the other at the barn. Both blanket have extended shoulder gussets for additional movement as well as a larger drop than the Saxon blanket that was previously talked about.


Weatherbeeta ComfiTec Essential Lite Weight Turnout Blanket

Also available in the Weatherbeeta ComfiTec Essential line is the lite weight version of the navy turnout blanket. This blanket again has a 1200 denier rip stop shell but does not have any sort of insulation. It is 100% waterproof and windproof so during those cooler & wet Fall months you can keep your horse completely dry.


Pessoa Medium Weight Turnout Blanket – Clay Plaid

Next up is the medium weight Pessoa. This 1200 denier rip stop shell is sure to handle even the toughest of horses and weighs in on the lighter side with only 180g of polyester fill (putting it on the lighter side of medium weight blankets).


Guardsman 4 in 1 Turnout Blanket
Noble Outfitters Guardsman 4 in 1 Turnout Blanket

A revolution in the horse blanket industry, the new Noble Outfitters™ 4-in-1 Turnout Blanket System will change the way you think about Winter horse care. The removable and interchangeable insulation layering system consists of a 1000D ballistic polyester rip stop blanket cover and two weighted Inserts, for a total of four blanket weight combinations. Simply unzip the shell and insert up to two weights to adjust the blanket to your horse’s needs. The two insert weights provided are 150g and 250g.

The 4-in-1 Turnout Blanket is waterproof and breathable with fully taped seams. This innovative blanket features two front patent-pending 360 Quick Connect buckles on the front closure for added security on the interior of the blanket. Engineered with comfort collar and comfort withers with unique memory foam to contour and adapt to the neck for exact fit and comfort.

The Shell is ideal for cool or rainy weather. As conditions change, the Guardsman 4-in-1 Turnout System allows you to adjust the level of weather protection to keep your horse comfortable. When the temperature drops overnight, simply add an Insert to increase the warmth of the turnout. In the morning when the temperature starts to rise, quickly and easily remove the Insert. You’ll no longer need to buy, store, maintain and change multiple blankets. Save time, save money and save space with one turnout blanket that can cover all of your needs.


Keep in mind sizing is subject to availability and as the colder weather gets closer the sizes will start to disappear quickly.

Turnout Blankets to keep your Horse Dry and Warm

Cold weather is approaching and if you haven’t yet thought about how to keep your horse warm and dry, you soon will be. As soon as the first real cold snap happens winter turnout blankets will be snatched up quickly, making it difficult to find every size and style shown below. Below you’ll see all of our styles along with a brief description and a link (picture) to the blanket where you can quickly order the one you need.

If your not sure how to measure for a winter blanket check out our blanket measuring guide as well as our guide as to when to blanket your horse.

Each blanket offers different weight in fill (grams) as well as outer shell strength (denier). The higher the fill the warmer the blanket. The higher the shell strength the stronger it is vs a destructive horse. You’ll find both listed as well as a quick list of features each blanket offers. If you click on the pictures it’ll take you to a product page with more information about each blanket.

2017/2018 Winter Turnout Blankets

Weatherbeeta Foal Turnout Blankets

Weatherbeeta Foal Turnout Blankets

  • 220 gram fill
  • 1200 denier shell
  • Single strap buckle front closure
  • Size Range: 36 – 51

Saxon Medium Turnout BlanketsSaxon – Medium Turnout Blankets

  • 180 gram fill
  • 600 denier shell
  • Shoulder gussets for added easy movement

Weatherbeeta Essential Medium Turnout BlanketsWeatherbeeta ComFiTec Essential Medium Turnout Blankets

  • 220 gram fill
  • 1200 denier shell
  • Extended leg gussets for even greater natural movement

Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Dynamic Medium Turnout Blankets

Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Dynamic Medium Turnout Blankets

  • 220 gram filler
  • 1200 denier shell
  • Extended leg gussets for greater natural movement
  • Memory foam pad at withers to prevent rubbing of mane
  • Ezi-Clip front closure for easy on and off
  • Larger tail flap

Weatherbeeta Detach-a-Neck Medium Turnout Blankets

Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Dynamic Detach-a-Neck Medium Turnout Blankets

  • 220 gram filler
  • 1200 denier shell
  • Extended leg gussets for greater natural movement
  • Memory foam pad at withers to prevent rubbing of mane
  • Ezi-Clip front closure for easy on and off
  • Larger tail flap
  • Detach-a-Neck – blanket can be used with or without neck piece (Velcros on and off)

Pessoa Medium Tunrout Blankets - Plaid Design

Pessoa Medium Turnout Blankets – Plaid Design

  • 180 gram fill
  • 1200 denier shell
  • Shoulder gussets for easier natural movement
  • Patented Exceler closure system for easier on and off

Pessoa Heavy Turnout Blankets - Plaid DesignPessoa Heavy Turnout Blankets – Plaid Design

  • 300 gram fill
  • 1200 denier shell
  • Shoulder gussets for easier natural movement
  • Patented Exceler closuree system for easier on and off

Noble Outfitter Gardsman Turnout Blankets

Noble Outfitters Guardsman Heavy Turnout Blankets

  • 340 gram fill
  • 1800 denier shell
  • Extended shoulder gussets allowing for the greatest movement
  • Patent pending 360 quick connect system – allowing for easy clipping and un-clipping no matter the weather
  • Memory foam wither pad to aid in comfort and protect the mane from rubbing
  • Reflective piping for easy finding in dark lighting

2016/2017 Winter Turnout Blankets

Most of our winter blanket have arrived or will be arriving shortly. We wanted to put together a quick overview of what we have available this year. Take a look below and you can click on the images for more information.

Weatherbeeta Blankets

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1200 Denier Ripstop Shell, 220 gram Insulation, Shoulder Gussets for Natural Movement, Adjustable Leg Straps, Low Cross Surcingles, Tail Flap Buckle Front Closures

1200 Denier Ripstop Shell, 220 gram Insulation, Single Buckle Front Closures, Low Cross Sursingles

1200 Denier Ripstop Shell, 220 gram Insulation, Single Buckle Front Closures, Low Cross Sursingles

The new color for this year in the Foal Blanket is the Hunter Green and Navy (pictured above) but we do still have the Navy with Red piping shown on our website from last year.

Pessoa Turnout Blankets

1200 Denier Shell, 300 gram Insulation, 420D quick drying Nylon lining,

1200 Denier Shell, 300 gram Insulation, 420D quick drying Nylon lining, two color choices (Black/Clay Plaid & Navy/Black Plaid), Shoulder Gussets for Natural Movement, Patented Exceler Closure System allowing for easy Closure

pessoa-1200d-black_clay-plaid-turnout-blanket              pessoa-turnout-blanket-1200d-navy-black-plaid

Saxon Turnout Blankets

600 Denier RipStop Shell, 180 gram Insulation, Adjustable Leg Straps, Twin Buckle Front Closure, Gussets for Natural Leg Movement

600 Denier RipStop Shell, 180 gram Insulation, Adjustable Leg Straps, Twin Buckle Front Closure, Gussets for Natural Leg Movement

Black Friday & Winter Blankets

Black Friday 2013 is almost here!

Everyone’s favorite shopping “holiday” of the year is almost here, and we’ll be joining in the fray. All weekend we will have select Montana Silversmiths products marked down as much as 50%! You’ll also find select boots and two racks of men’s and women’s apparel marked down all weekend long.

Winter Turnout Blankets

As many of you are noticing the temperature is dropping. To keep your horse warm we’ve got four brand new Weatherbeeta turnout blanket styles, in a variety of shell strengths and fills to choose from this year and a couple of older styles and brands that are marked down.

Holiday Hours

Black Friday Hours: 10am – 8pm

Sunday’s after Thanksgiving we’ll be open from 12:30pm – 5pm running until Christmas, offering you a little bit of extra time to shop.

Fitting your Horse’s Blanket

This post is part two of an earlier post talking about how to properly measure for a horse blanket. It was written by Christine Barakat from an old Equus Magazine. I felt that it would help everyone to understand more on how blankets should properly fit.

Blanket Fitting Spot Checks

When your new blanket arrives, it’s important to immediately perform some spot-checks to make sure the garment’s cut suits your horse’s body type. Thereafter, you’ll want to repeat these spot check periodically to ensure that changes in your horse’s weight and/or fitness have not altered the way his blanket fits.

Even a properly sized blanket can bind or rub a horse, so you’ll always want to be alert for bald patches, white hair, sensitivity and other signs of trouble. If you discover a problem, a professional blanket seamstress may be able to make the necessary adjustments to a blanket, or you may need to invest in a new one that is more appropriate for your horse’s physique.

1. Run your hand up and over the withers. If the blankets neck hole is the appropriate size and shape, your hand will slide easily through. Also, unless the blanket is designed to leave the wither uncovered, make sure the front edge of the blanket sits well forward of the withers, extending at least three inches over the mane hair.

2. Slide your hand under the blanket at the shoulders. If it fits well, there will be enough space for your hand to slide easily. Very active horses may rub hair off of their shoulders despite a good fit; in those cases, adding a layer of fleece or stretchy horse “undergarments” is a good idea.

3. Next scrutinize the shape of the blanket’s neck hole: You’ll want the lower edge to rest where the horse’s neck merges into his chest. To test this area of fit, use a carrot to encourage your horse to lower his head. A properly fitting blanket will allow him to reach for the carrot without pinching or restraining.

4. Check the fit of the belly straps by sliding your hand between them and the horse. A few inches of clearance will reduce the chances of rubbing, but more than five inches of play in the straps poses the risk of dangerous entanglement. Fortunately, nearly all belly straps are adjustable.

5. Rear leg straps are notorious irritants, particularly after they become soiled with manure. Fit isn’t as much an issue here as the way the straps are buckled: To keep them from rubbing the tender skin inside a horse’s legs, buckle one as you normally would…

6. …then loop the other strap through and buckle. This technique keeps the straps clear of the legs.

7. To check the fit over the hips, slide your hand under the blanket over the horse’s rump, looking for snug spots.

8. Finally, check the fit of the blanket over the horse’s tail. A blanket that is too long can prevent a horse from lifting his tail, leading to a real mess.

Measuring for your Horse’s Blanket

This post features an article written by Christine Barakat from an old Equus Magazine. I thought it would be great article to share with you as winter approaches. I’ll be be breaking it up into two posts. The first will show you how to measure for a blanket and the second will explain how a blanket should properly fit.

Blanket Fitting

A well-fitted blanket is a welcome comfort to a clipped horse on chilly winter days. But a covering that is too small, too large or otherwise fits poorly can cause painful pressure or rubbing. In extreme cases, a blanket can make a horse lame or permanently damage skin and underlying tissues. All of which means you’ll want to shop as carefully for your horse’s cold-weather garments as you do for your own winter coat.

First, you’ll need to take careful measurements to determine what size he needs.

Measuring

1. With a flexible tailor’s tape, measure from the center of the horse’s chest…

2. …along his side in a straight line…

3. …to the center of the horse’s tail. This final measurement corresponds to body length.

These measurements are crucial for us in order to help get you the correct size blanket for your horse.