Blankets for Larger Built Horses with Broad Shoulders 

Horses come in all sizes. Thankfully, horse blankets do too. 

If your horse is broad chested with a larger build, you'll need a blanket cut to provide more room in the chest and more length on the sides than the average horse blanket provides.  Here are a few recommendations:  

Rambo Optimo

Rambo Optimo Turnout BlanketRambo Optimo Stable BlanketThe Rambo Split Technology allows the ultimate in freedom of movement, with an extra high gusset, which provides extra freedom of movement for large chested horses.  As one of our customers owning well-built Friesians says, this blanket provides “heaps of movement for my bigger horses”.

Rambo Optimo Turnout Sheet
Rambo Optimo Turnout Blanket
Rambo Optimo Stable Sheet
Rambo Optimo Medium Stable Blanket


Amigo XL 


Amigo Bravo 12 XL Turnout SheetAmigo Hero 6 XL Turnout SheetThe Amigo XL cut is 20% deeper in the neck and sides to give more room for a deep shouldered horse with a deep neck and wide build.  “Our Belgian draft mare fits the Amigo XL beautifully while no other brands fit her broad shoulders.” - Amigo Owner 

Amigo Bravo 12 XL Turnout Sheet (1200D)
Amigo Bravo 12 XL Medium Turnout Blanket (1200D)
Amigo Bravo 12 XL Heavy Turnout Blanket (1200D)
Amigo Bravo 12 XL Plus Heavy Turnout Blanket (1200D with hood)
Amigo Hero 6 XL Turnout Sheet (600D)
Amigo Hero 6 XL Medium Turnout Blanket (600D)
Amigo XL Insulator Blanket
Amigo XL Bug Rug


Amigo Chest Extender

There is also the option to add an Amigo Chest Extender to any classic Amigo Turnout.  The extender provides extra room for deeper chested horses by “opening” up the front a few inches. Compatible with turnouts with classic front closure.

Weatherbeeta Freestyle WIDE Turnouts (on sale!)

Weatherbeeta WIDE Heavy Turnout Horse BlanketWeatherbeeta Freestyle WIDE Turnouts include all the same great features as the WeatherBeeta Freestyle 1200D Turnout Blankets but are specifically designed with more room in the shoulders and chest to create the best fit and comfort for larger horses.   As with all Weatherbeeta Freestyle Turnouts, these have been replaced by the new ComFiTec turnouts, but many are still available, and they are on sale.  

Weatherbeeta Freestyle 1200D Detach-a-Neck Heavy WIDE Turnout Blanket
Weatherbeeta Freestyle 1200D Standard Neck Medium WIDE Turnout Blanket


Kensington SureFit Turnouts

Kensington SureFit Turnout BlanketsIn collaboration with the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA), Kensington set out to design a cut to fit the unique build of a Friesian horse. After a year of testing numerous samples on a wide variety of Friesians, Kensington found what they believed to be the perfect fit. Once this was complete, we continued to make tweaks to the design over the next 6 months, continuously improving the design, to create the "Surefit Cut".

Kensington Platinum 1680D 0g Turnout Sheet
Kensington Platinum 1680D 80g Lite Turnout Blanket
Kensington Platinum 1680D 180g Medium Turnout Blanket
Kensington Platinum 1680D 300g Heavy Turnout Blanket


Questions about finding the right blanket for your horse?
Call or email customer service. We'd be happy to help!