Fitting a Horse Blanket: Here’s how to get the perfect fit.Horse Size (In Hands)Blanket Size14 1/2 -15 1/272”15 12 – 1674”16 – 16 1/276”16 1/2 – 17 1/278”- 80”
A horse’s height is taken by measuring from the ground up to the highest point on the withers, or the ridge between the horse’s shoulder blades. However, we don’t hear a horse’s height expressed in inches. Around the world, where the metric system is standard, many countries use centimeters.
How to Measure Your Horse for a BlanketHorse HeightBlanket Size (U.S.)Blanket Size (European)14.0 – 14.2 h66″5’6″/168 cm14.2 – 15.2 h69″ – 72″6’0″/183 cm – 6’3″/190 cm16.0 – 16.2 h75″ – 78″6’3″/190 cm – 6’6″/198 cm16.2 h78″ – 81″6’6″/198 cm – 6’9″/206 cm
Tips for Fitting Horse Blankets or Sheets
So mature height can be estimated at any time by dividing the present height by the percent mature the colt is by age and multiplying by 100. Additionally, the horse’s leg length is mature at 1 year of age, and the horse will normally be twice as tall as his length of leg.
For donkeys over the age of two, their weight can be estimated using height and girth measurements. Using our weight chart, you can estimate your donkey’s weight simply by plotting their measurements on the graph. For instance, a donkey 104 cm tall, with a heart girth of 122 cm, should weigh 181 kg.
Measure from the center of your horse’s chest (where the base of the neck meets the chest) over the point of his shoulder, to the point at which you want the sheet or blanket to end. A soft fabric tape measure with inch increments works well for this.
The thoroughbred grows to an average height of 63.78 inches, or about 16 hands, with a range of 62 to 68 inches or more. The standardbred, used for harness racing, averages about 63 inches tall, with a range of 60 to 66 inches or more.
15.2 – This is the correct way of writing that a horse is 15 hands, 2 inches tall. (Spoken as “fifteen two,” or “fifteen hands, two inches.”) … This means that a horse is 15 hands, 4 inches tall. Since a hand is equal to four inches, this horse is actually 16 hands tall.
They come in two varieties: turnout and stable. Turnout sheets and turnout blankets are waterproof and designed to be worn when your horse is outside, while stable sheets and stable blankets are not waterproof and meant to be worn when your horse is inside.
Choose your Temperature RangeTEMPERATURENATURAL COAT50 – 60 DegreesSheet40 – 50 DegreesLight Blanket (100g)30 – 40 DegreesLight/Medium Blanket (150g – 250g)20 – 30 DegreesMedium/Heavy Blanket (200g – 300g)