Fox Mountain
Duck Blanket
Horsewear



Manufacturer: Fox Mountain
Model: Duck Blanket
Category: Horsewear

Purchase: The rescue I volunteer at bought 3 at about $30 each and you know when something is that cheap AND IT'S NOT ON SALE, you are going to get ripped. What a waste of $90!

Likes: They're blankets. They're waterproof. Horses can wear them.

Dislikes: Above: that's it. That's all I like. These blankets are ugly, smell bad, and take a week to MOLD to the horse! That's how stiff they are. The tail flap is really small and stitched to the blanket so the horse can lift its tail. The sides hit halfway down the belly. The bottom of the belly is exposed and duck blankets aren't especially warm anyway. They also don't have back leg straps! These dumb turnouts slide all over the place. If your horse does not fit into one of these four categories: (a) very lazy or grossly boring and sleeps all day (b) in a 6x6 stall, resembling stocks, without the padding (c) recumbent 23.75/7 (d) so lame, he can't move... DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS BLANKET! This has been a public service announcement. Thank you.

Quality: It was OK, it far as the stitching goes, but the buckles get stuck, the design is awkward, and the material is awful. None of the blankets, size 72, 76, and 80 fit any of the horses we tried them on. Not only are the mares and gelding of various ages and weight/muscle proportion, but they are weirdly shaped, due to previous injuries, starvation, and conformation (the sometimes pitiful state of rescues). They live outside, so they must have a blanket with leg straps of some sort, although at least we don't have to worry about them getting caught and stuck when there are only two chest straps and cross surcingles. We are not there all the time and do not want to leave a horse out with a turnout half off from rolling, so they cannot run if scared. Nothing is worse than a horse with a bad sheet that prevents them from doing what horses do.

Summary: All the horses ended up in different turnouts and none of the blankets are being used. I despise duck blankets. I have waterproofed stable blankets and used them instead. THEY WORKED MUCH BETTER! My horse is in a real turnout this year because I would never skimp and get her a trashy blanket like this (she is just as much of a snob as I am). Don't waste a little money getting this blanket when you'll have to buy another soon after. Just get a good one to begin with. Go to Country Supply and you can get a Saxon for around $55 or so on sale. Dover is having a clearance sellout right now. I found some awesome medium-weight name-brand blankets for anywhere from $50-$90. Those are good blankets. I've seen them last a few seasons. Why get this duck blanket and then have to get a cheap Rider's blanket when you can use the total to buy a Hug turnout? Or just get the Rider's to begin with and use the $30 to get something else. I'm a pretty good bargain hunter and got all my stuff NEW on discount FROM SALES AND CLEARANCE, therefore saving hundreds overall, but my tack is still quality. I got a Weatherbeeta Orican on sale with a free saddle pad! Moral: spend some time and look for something good. The time you spent reading this could have taken you to a good online store. Your horse will thank you for watching out for them and buying something worthwhile. Especially if you don't buy this blanket.

Rating: 1

Author: the owner of an amazing horse

Date: 2007-02-17

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Big Dee's Country Pride 1200 D stable blanket Horsewear
McAlister 600D Mediumweight Waterproof Turnout Blanket Horsewear
McAlister 200D Mediumweight Stable Blanket Horsewear
Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies - Country Pride Fly Sheet Horsewear
Big Dee's Country Pride Fly sheet Horsewear
National Horse Blankets Stable Sheet and Shipping Boots Horsewear
Dandy Products Sun Visor Fly Mask Horsewear
Centair Basic 600D Turnout Blanket Horsewear
Horseware Ireland Rambo Optimo Horsewear
Tough-1 Weatherproof Turnout Sheet Horsewear
Tough-1 1200D Poly Turnout Sheet Horsewear
Shire Typhoon 220 Horsewear
Weatherbeeta Origional Highneck Turnout 600D 220gm Horsewear
Horseware Rambo Medium Weight Wug Horsewear
TurtleNeck Rain Turtle Horsewear
Weatherbeeta Rain sheet Horsewear
Schneiders StormShield New Briton Bellyband Turnout Horsewear
Horseware of Ireland Rhino Combo Turnout Rug Horsewear
Country Pride Fly Sheet Horsewear
Bucas Smartex All in One Horsewear

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review


Equestrian Collections - Shop in Comfort, Ride in Style

5% off Any Size order on Horse.com




 Horse Tack Review Home


 Shop For Tack
 Back in the Saddle
 Boot Barn
 Dover Saddlery
 Equestrian Collections
 Horse.com
 HorseLoverZ.com
 State Line Tack

 Help Us Support
 Bright Futures Farm


 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Halters/Ropes/Leads
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Gifts/Books/Videos
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Articles
 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy