Isn’t Christmas just an excuse to get new stuff for your horse? My own horse, Esprit, already got his first gift of the season.
The stable I keep Esprit at is run by two of my favorite people in the world. Tracie and Tally not only do a spectacular job of taking care of the horses, but they’ve also grown to be my dear friends and biggest supporters. Each Christmas, it’s like they have a sixth sense about what I or Esprit needs the most for the upcoming winter, be it replacing my leaky paddock boots or making sure I have a nice warm pair of breeches to ride in on frigid days. This year, I’m sure it was a no-brainer: Esprit’s turnout sheet was long-past being waterproof and was practically in tatters. I’m not sure who was more excited–me or Esprit–when Tracie and Tally gifted us a brand new turnout sheet.
And not just any sheet, either! It’s the one I’ve been lusting over for months: the SmartPak Ultimate Ballistic Nylon Turnout Blanket. Made from heavy-duty ballistic nylon, SmartPak is so confident that it will last for years to come that they’ve back it with a 10-Year Indestructible Guarantee! Here are the specs:
- Available in Light (no fill) and Medium (220g)
- 1050 denier ballistic nylon is ultra durable and the toughest blanket material available
- Nylon outer is waterproof and breathable, so your horse stays dry and protected from the elements without feeling stifled underneath
- Nylon lining
- Two low-cross surcingles keep the blanket secure on your horse
- Quick-clip front closures are easily adjustable and allow you to take your horse’s blanket on and off effortlessly
- Nylon/elastic leg straps allow freedom of movement and keep the blanket from shifting
- Tail flap provides additional protection from the elements so your horse stays warm and dry
- Backed by a 10-Year Indestructible Guarantee—if anything happens to this blanket within 10 years of your purchase, SmartPak will replace it—no matter what!
Knowing that your horse will be warm and dry in inclement weather is the best Christmas gift a horse owner could ask for.
Thank you, Tracie and Tally, and thank you SmartPak for making such an amazing blanket!
Go SmartPak, and Go Riding!