Horse blankets and winter blankets by Showman. A horse blanket is most commonly applied to keep your horse warm or protected from the wind or other weather elements.
The horse blanket is tailored to fit around the body of the horse from chest to rump. Most horse blankets have straps crossing underneath the belly to secure the blanket. Most also have one or two straps that buckle in front. There are a few blanket designs that have a closed front and must be slipped over the head. Horse blankets are also commonly used when a horse is loose in the stall or pasture. They can also be used when transporting or traveling. The are many different blanket weights and are intended for different weather conditions. Some blankets are made water resistant or waterproof.