WeatherBeeta FAQs

How should I wash my WeatherBeeta Turnout Blanket?

What is meant by “Waterproof” and “Breathe Easy”?

My Blanket says it is “Ripstop” but it has ripped. Why has this happened?

What should I do with my faulty goods?

Do I need to rewaterproof my Turnout Blanket?

How do I correctly measure for WeatherBeeta Blanket?

What size mask do I need to match my Fly Sheet?

 

 

 

HOW SHOULD I WASH MY WEATHERBEETA TURNOUT BLANKET?

It is often advisable to take your WeatherBeeta turnout blankets (and Stable Blankets) to a professional blanket-cleaning service that has the specialist equipment required. Hand washing will, however, help to prolong the life of your blanket. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Remove excess dirt.
  2. Hand wash or wash in a washing machine without an agitator at a cool temperature using a non-biological soap (washing in high temperatures can damage the waterproof nature of the fabric).
  3. Hang to dry. Do not tumble dry.
  4. Always store in a cool, dry place.

Please note: most WeatherBeeta blankets are sold with their own handy storage bag — the perfect container for them when not in use.

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WHAT IS MEANT BY “WATERPROOF” AND “BREATHE EASY”?

This is the ability of your WeatherBeeta blanket to protect your horse from the elements — particularly rain — while at the same time, keeping your horse comfortable by allowing sweat and perspiration to wick’ away and pass through the blanket’s fabric to the outside air. Think how uncomfortable you are in a waterproof jacket that doesn’t breathe — it becomes clammy and causes chills if moisture can’t escape!

We achieve your blanket’s Breathe Easy properties by applying a special ‘hydrophilic’ (water-loving) coating to the underside of each blanket. This coating prevents water from passing through it from the outside inward, but uses the temperature differences between the horse and the air to allow perspiration molecules to travel through the fabric and evaporate, leaving your horse dry — from the inside out!

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MY BLANKET SAYS IT IS “RIPSTOP” BUT IT HAS RIPPED. WHY HAS THIS HAPPENED?

The ripstop weave within the fabric of our blankets helps to contain rips. The distinctive checkerboard pattern of ripstop is actually a series of reinforced strands interspersed within standard weave fibers and these thicker, stronger areas (the borders of the ‘checkers’) help to prevent a rip from spreading once it starts. Ripstop does not guarantee that the fabric will not rip at all. Importantly, the stronger areas are actually designed to rip should your horse gets caught or stuck in any way.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY FAULTY GOODS?

It is unusual for WeatherBeeta products to exhibit faults, however should you feel that you have a faulty item, return it to the store where you purchased it. This is important, as your legal contract of sale is with the retailer where you purchased the item. All of our WeatherBeeta turnout blankets are backed by a 3-year warranty for waterproofness, breathability and hardware — one of the best in the industry. Be sure to put your receipt in a safe place to prove when you purchased your blanket.

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DO I NEED TO REWATERPROOF MY TURNOUT BLANKET?

Your WeatherBeeta blanket may benefit from rewaterproofing every so often. The age of your blanket will dictate how regularly you need to do this. If water no longer ‘beads off’ the blanket, this may suggest that it needs reproofing. Remember, however, that although rewaterproofing will help keep your blanket waterproof, it isn’t a permanent waterproof coating. WeatherBeeta turnout blankets are covered with a three-year warranty for waterproofness, breathability and hardware. If you find that your WeatherBeeta blanket is no longer waterproof after three years or fewer, bring it with your proof of purchase to the retailer where you purchased it to receive a replacement.

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HOW DO I CORRECTLY MEASURE FOR A WeatherBeeta BLANKET?

For a guide on correctly fitting your WeatherBeeta blanket, please see our instructions for fitting a WeatherBeeta horse blanket or a WeatherBeeta dog coat.

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WHAT SIZE FLY MASK DO I NEED TO MATCH MY FLY SHEET?

Generally, you’ll find this chart a good guide when fitting masks. Ask your retailer for assistance if unsure.

Horse Body Sizes

Blanket Size Mask Size
48 - 66” SMALL
69 - 75” MEDIUM
77”+ LARGE

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