When shopping for a blanket for your pony, it's important to consider the specific needs of your pony and the climate in which they will be living. Shop our Pony collection
Here are some top features to look for in a pony blanket to help keep your pony comfortable and protected:
Size and Fit:
- Ensure that you choose the right size for your pony by measuring from the center of the chest to the point of the buttock (the "A" to "B" measurement) and consulting the manufacturer's size chart.
- Look for adjustable features like surcingles, leg straps, and adjustable chest closures to achieve a snug, but not too tight, fit.
- Choose a durable and weather-resistant material such as waterproof and breathable fabric to keep your pony dry and comfortable. Common materials include nylon, polyester, or turnout blankets made with synthetic or natural fibers.
- Select the appropriate level of insulation (fill) based on your climate and pony's needs, whether it's no-fill, light fill, medium fill, or heavy fill.
Design and Features:
- A smooth, anti-rub lining can help prevent skin irritation or hair loss.
- Look for a tail flap to protect your pony's tail from the elements.
- A high neck or neck cover can provide extra warmth and protection.
- Reflective strips or bright colors can enhance visibility, especially if your pony is turned out in a field.
- Check the quality of stitching, closures (buckles, snaps, and straps), and reinforcement in high-wear areas to ensure the blanket will last.
- Consider blankets that are easy to clean and maintain, such as those that are machine washable and quick-drying.
- Set a budget for your pony's blanket, but prioritize quality and durability for long-term value.
- Purchase from reputable brands or retailers specializing in equine products, as they often provide better quality and customer support.
- Some manufacturers offer customization options, allowing you to choose colors or add embroidery for personalization.
- Depending on your pony's needs and the climate, you may want to consider additional features like a belly wrap, removable liners, or a detachable hood.
Remember that the specific features you need may vary depending on your pony's age, health, and the climate in your area. Regularly check the fit and condition of the blanket to ensure it continues to provide the necessary protection and comfort for your pony.