New Briton Bellyband Turnout
Manufacturer: Schneiders StormShield
Model: New Briton Bellyband Turnout
Purchase: We bought four of these over three years online from Schneiders Tack. We paid about $90 each for heavyweights. We wanted fully water proof and breathable winter rugs and chose these.
Likes: These rugs resist tears, and aside from ONE ring pulling off the top of one and a couple little tiny tears in the belly band straps, they remain undamaged. We have only waterproofed one of them after laundering with the wrong stuff, and brush them clean most of the time. They fit well, stay put beautifully, and the new velcro helper on the chest holds the blanket in place when our frisky horses get silly in cold weather. No liner needed under these heavy weights. We will buy these again - when we need them. We like the open buckle front, especially on our working horses.
Dislikes: The leg straps are a little wimpy, and stretch out really long really fast and I end up replacing them. Not a big deal since everything else works so well. They tend to gap at the chest on our smaller horses, and let in a little rain and snow on the horses too dumb to stay indoors.
Quality: Excellent construction! Out of the 4 we have bought over the pats 7 or so years, two are still in service, on our horses at this moment, and it is a damp 33 degrees out. Compared to the three Rhinos we have bought, these are top notch - the Rhinos are poorly made with wimpy hardware and with fabric that doesn't just tear, it wears thin and splits! The Stormshields show no signs of that sort of wear at all, and look to last another couple of season.
Summary: These could be the best quality we have ever found in a blanket or rug. We will buy them again...and again.
Author: Sandy at Deep Sands Arabians
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