How To Waterproof Horse Blankets
What is a horse rain sheet?
Rain sheets are thin, preferably breathable, waterproof sheets that work to keep horses dry and comfortable. Thinner than traditional blankets and turnouts, rain sheets generally have no fill but are meant to be a simple barrier between your horse and the elements. Rain Sheets will: Keep your horse dry.
Is a polyester horse blanket waterproof?
Nylon lining, polyester, and poly-fill insulation make our blankets incredibly warm as well, so they’re perfect for protecting your horse during cold rain, snow or other winter weather.
Are winter blankets for horses waterproof?
It is sold in three sizes to accommodate various sizes and ages of horses. The blanket’s exterior is constructed with a 1200D ripstop nylon that allows breathability and is 100% waterproof. The high denier rating makes it more durable.
Can you wash waterproof horse rugs?
Hand wash at a cool temperature using a non-biological soap (washing in high temperatures can damage the waterproof nature of the fabric). Drip dry. Do not tumble dry. Always store in a cool, dry place.
How do you know if a horse blanket is waterproof?
Once your blankets are clean and dry, now is a good time to see if they are still waterproof. Take a cup of water, and pour over blanket. Water should bead up and roll off, if not, it is time to re-waterproof.
How long do horse blankets last?
All Horseware blankets come with a waterproof guarantee: RAMBO Turnouts 3-year guarantee: RAMBO turnouts use Aquatrans technology and we offer a guarantee that your blanket will remain waterproof and breathable for a minimum of 3 years.
What kind of fabric is water resistant?
Polyurethane Laminate is the fabric of all fabrics that are waterproof in its own right. PUL is a polyester fabric that has a plastic backing comprising a thin waterproof layer. Polyurethane Laminate is a completely waterproof fabric, as well as being breathable and flexible.
How does a waterproof blanket work?
A waterproof coating is applied inside the blanket to prevent liquid leaks through. Soft and warm, keep fur and crumbs off the furniture.
Can you waterproof horse blankets?
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can clean and waterproof your horse blankets at home, or by sending them off to a professional laundry service. We recommend Blanket Express, Hoofbeat Blankets, or Tracy’s Clothesline. Want to know more about Nikwax waterproofing products?