Turtleneck Horse Blankets

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Turtle Neck Horse Blankets, Rain Turtle

Turnout,Fleece Blankets, Horse Clothing, Equestrian.

Turtleneck horse blankets have a fleece neck area that keeps a layer of warm air close to the horse's body, preventing wind from hitting the chest and withers. The turtleneck covers the withers completely and is fixed by a safety brooch (velcro). This design prevents rubbing from the blanket against the withers. The double material neck is filled with a rough layer to prevent the blanket's chest pads from rubbing against the horse's body.

Turtle neck horse blankets are extremely comfortable and easy to manage for you and the horse. The neck wither vents allow the horse to regulate its own body temperature, while the fuzzy inner layer keeps warm air close to the body preventing potential heat loss from the chest area. This design also prevents rubbing from the blanket against the withers and stays in place well because of the safety velcro. The velcro safety closure goes around the neck, preventing rubbing the chest. All turtleneck blankets are machine washable and can be left in the washing machine as long as it is not too hot.

Turtle Neck Horse Blankets: Ice Turtle

Neck Blanket – Great for Cold Weather Use!

With the cold weather finally here, it’s time for horse blankets! Most horse blankets are designed with baby horses, show horses, or performance horses in mind. However, horse blankets designed for your adult horse tend to be more expensive than what they’re designed for.

This horse blanket, the Ice Turtle Neck Blanket, is specifically designed for your adult horse. It offers extra coverage, a high neck for extra warmth and a removable neck cover for versatility.

I’ve personally recommended it in a few horse accessory guides I’ve written and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

It’s best for "below freezing" temperatures, but will work for temperatures under 90 degrees. This is because the fabric is a mesh, for breathability, and doesn’t offer as much insulation as some of the other horse blankets out there.

The fabric allows some air flow but is lined with a thermal poly fill, to reflect sunlight, prevent overheating, and give a little more warmth. With a 4-star rating, 18 reviews and an average of 4.6 stars, this is a good quality horse blanket, just not the best choice for really cold temperatures.

Turtle Neck Horse Blankets: Fly Turtle

Sometimes referred to as turtle neck blankets, the purpose of turtle neck or fly blankets are to protect and protect the horse from flies and de-tangle their mane. But they serve a more endearing purpose than that.

In a high quality leather or thermal blanket with a soft lining, they also add extra padding to your horse's back. Just like a turtle's shell, they increase the warmth and softness for both your horse and the rider. And don't worry, your horse with run sick as a result of a turtle neck. The neck isn't stitched to the blanket, just folded, so it's not that tight on your horse's back either.

While it's not a necessity, they make our equestrian lives that much more comfortable, especially in the summer months.

Snapping Turtle

I wish I had nice things to say about turtle skin, but the truth is snapping turtles have a very thick and hard shell that tooth material has a hard time penetrating and snapping turtles have a very thick skin that makes the tooth wear down quickly. Therefore, homesteaders, farmers, and ranchers have been snapping turtles for quite some time to rid their property of unwanted pests.

So, by putting your tooth through a snapping turtle, that turtle is essentially giving you its life, so don’t lose it. Because it can take a while to get through that turtle skin and to really do some good, your best bet is to wait until another tooth has been passed over. Once you get to the back of the turtle, you will get a great inch hole. Then you should try to get a body bite.

Before piercing the skin, you need to decide how far back you want to go. A good rule of thumb is to go where the toenails begin or where the feet connect to the shell. You can use your cutting tool to mark a line, or just eyeball the distance. Simply bite down on the turtle as hard as you can and gently twist the tooth stick.


I hope you found some of these DIY projects useful or fun. Most importantly, I hope some of these projects inspire you to think about what else you can do to take better care of yourself, and everyone you love.

At the end of the day, that's what it's all about; taking care of each other, isn't it?

Special thanks to Sabrina of Summer Rain Photography for the great photos and going the extra mile.