Looking for suggestions for a blanketing and layering system that won’t make barn staff hate me .
I need a new set of blankets as we head into fall/winter (one current blanket is too big, some need repairs and rubbed like crazy).
The catch? Barn only does one blanket change a day - one blanket off/on. No switching from a heavy for outside to a stable sheet/light blanket for inside. Last year he lived in a stable sheet as a liner (24:7) but it rubbed as well as was too long and got nasty quick. Switched to his turnout sheet as a liner (barn threw his heavy blanket on top for turnout) but much of the same issues.
He does need something on inside as the barn hovers in the low/mid 40s which is great but still chilly for my guy. He gets tight and tucked up when he’s cold, as well as had been found shivering a few times when the temps really dropped and the doors had been opened.
How easy to use are those layering systems like the Rambo? My concern is he doesn’t necessarily need a heavy liner on inside, and I think those systems clip together to be used as a single blanket (aka not easy to take the shell on and off). I’ve never actually seen them though.
Is there a better liner system out there? A particular stable sheet that works well? Maybe something closed front? (I think the multiple straps on his chest contributed to the rubs and the nipping around blanket time). I’m in a great place to overhaul the system since I’m starting basically from scratch. Horse has low withers and big shoulders, more of a QH build than a TB.
Any suggestions would be great!