TACK & GEAR

COLD WEATHER FRIENDS

EQUUS - - Equus -

“When calm is the night, and the stars shine bright, The sleigh glides smooth and cheer­ily; And mirth and jest abound, While all is still around, Save the horses’ tram­pling sound, And the horse-bells tin­kling mer­rily.”--- John Shaw, “Sleigh­ing Song” For ev­ery sale of a WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Plus Amer­i­can Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion Standard Neck pinkrib­bon blan­ket (sug­gested re­tail, $164.99 for 220-gram medium weight), Weatherbeeta will do­nate $10 to breast can­cer re­search. Fea­tures in­clude a 1,200-de­nier, triple-weave outer shell with mem­ory foam pad­ding over the with­ers, an Ezi-Clip front clo­sure, a large tail flap, low cross surcin­gles, re­flec­tive strips, shoul­der gus­sets, and elas­ti­cized, ad­justable and re­mov­able leg straps. Also avail­able in no-fill lite ($144.99). In char­coal with pink trim, in sizes 66 to 84. Visit www.weatherbeeta.com. De­signed to stand up to horses who are tough on blan­kets, the SmartPak Ul­ti­mate Turnout Blan­ket (sug­gested re­tail, $209.95 for 360-gram heavy­weight), comes with a 10-year in­de­struc­tible guar­an­tee for full re­fund or re­place­ment. The blan­ket is made with wa­ter­proof, breath­able, heavy­duty ny­lon that re­sists tears and rubs, with ad­justable quick-clip front clo­sures, two low-cross surcin­gles and ny­lon/elastic leg straps, and a tail flap. Also avail­able in no-fill lite ($179.95) or 220-gram medium weight ($199.95). Now in bur­gundy with black trim and sil­ver pip­ing, as well as in black or mid­night, in sizes 69 to 87 in three­inch in­cre­ments. Call 800-461-8898 or visit www.SmartPak.com.

With a patented Wither Re­lief Panel, the Stormshield VTEK Marathon Belly­band Turnout Blan­ket (sug­gested re­tail, $219.99 for 440-gram heavy­weight), from Sch­nei­ders Sad­dlery Inc., can be ad­justed to ac­com­mo­date breeds with prom­i­nent with­ers, such as Thor­ough­breds and warm­bloods. The outer shell is 1,680-de­nier bal­lis­tic ny­lon, with a Te­kno-Dri lin­ing to wick mois­ture away from the horse’s skin. Also avail­able in 220gram mid­weight ($209.99) and 80-gram light­weight ($199.99), and in a surcin­gle style. Call 800-365-1311 or visit www.sstack.com.

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