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StormShield® LIBERTY Stretch Shoulder Fitted V-Free™ Bellyband Turnout
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StormShield® LIBERTY Stretch Shoulder Fitted V-Free™ Bellyband Turnout

  • LIBERTY Fitted V-Free features

    LIBERTY Fitted V-Free features

    • Stretch shoulder panels flex as the horse moves offering greater freedom of movement and relief from shoulder rubs.
    • High level waterproof, windproof, breathable barrier with Teflon coating for indoor/outdoor use.
    • Superior durability - heavy duty 1200D ripstop polyester outercover to withstand rolling, rubbing and other rigors of turnout. One year guarantee. Read Warranty
    • V-Free Fit - excellent for horses with prominent withers. V-Free raised, shaped pressure free wither construction eliminates pressure points which cause discomfort and rubbing. Read Michigan State study
    • Fitted Style protects the withers, leaves mane uncovered. Provides normal blanket drop graded by size (38 1/2" max). Recommended for Arabians, foundation Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Paints, and similar conformations.
    • StormShield® Premium Construction
    • Adjustable double snap front with Velcro closure assist
    • 4 dees for fastening neck cover
    • Adjusta-Fit® for best fit at shoulders.
    • Comes with detachable elastic leg straps


    Click here to hide the LIBERTY Fitted V-Free features.

  • 1200D Ripstop Polyester Outer / Choice of Insulation / Nylon Lining
  • Warmth Levels: Heavyweight (380 gm insulation) or Midweight (220 gm insulation)
  • Bellyband fastening for greater coverage and warmth
  • Adjustable double snap front with Velcro closure assist
  • Color: Black with royal stretch panel
  • Click here to view "How to Measure for a Blanket" video

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StormShield� LIBERTY Stretch Shoulder Fitted V-Free� Bellyband Turnout - Midweight
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Reviewed by 23 customers

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5.0

StormShield Stretch Shoulder

By Ben

from Minneapolis, MN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Doesn't rub
  • Durable
  • Fits Well
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily turnout

    Comments about StormShield� Liberty Stretch Shoulder Bellyband - Heavyweight:

    I use this blanket on my Arabian stallion for dailly turnout. I chose this blanket due to the stretch in the shoulder because other blankets have a tendancy to rub the hair at the shoulder (which is not pretty come show season). I was thrilled to see that this blanket does not rub! My stud also works hard to get out of & play with his blanket - with the bellyband and multiple points of adjustment he has been unsuccessful at destroying this blanket.

     
    4.0

    Great turn out rug

    By Caretaker for the Retired Show Horse

    from Alachua, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about StormShield� Liberty Stretch Shoulder Bellyband - Heavyweight:

    My 27 year old is still tough as ever on blankets, but with his loss of muscle tone he's hareder than ever to fit. This belly band turn out rug keeps everything secure - and even though I managed to yank the tail flap right off of the blanket, he still stays nice and warm. Schneider's blankets are always recognizable by the fantastic hardware!

     
    5.0

    So nice!

    By Amarach

    from Vancouver, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Snug
    • Tough

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Field Turn Out

      Comments about StormShield� LIBERTY Stretch Shoulder Fitted V-Free� Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

      Absolutely wonderful. Moved to a rainy location and needed something sturdy for a horse that wasn't use to being blanketed. Went with a belly band vs straps because it look safer and more snug to me. He is 24/7 turn out and we wanted to make sure it stayed on and in place. So far he seems to like it and no rips, tears or issues! All the ways to adjust it make getting the right fit so much easier.

       
      4.0

      Beautiful fit

      By CarlaKalo

      from Grosse Pointe Park, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't slip
      • Great Customer Service
      • Great Fit
      • Quite Durable
      • VALUE FOR THE MONEY
      • Warm even in heavy winter

      Cons

      • Playful horses can rip it

      Best Uses

      • Held up through MI winter

      Comments about StormShield� Liberty Stretch Shoulder Bellyband - Heavyweight:

      This is my 4th or 5th Schneider blanket--we have them for all our horses. Schneider's has the best quality for the price and they fit better than any blankets we've tried. Every time I come out to the pasture to bring my horse in, the blanket is securely in place, even though I know he rolls and plays.

      Their customer service is outstanding. A couple weeks after I got this last blanket, a rip appeared above the tail flap--probably caused by boisterous horseplay, but Schneider's replaced it anyway. Replacement blanket is holding up well, but if you have horses turned out together that play hard like ours do, it is possible that the blanket will get little nips and holes from overzealous teeth!

       
      5.0

      Love this blanket

      By Winn's mom

      from Spokane, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fit
      • Quality
      • value

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about StormShield� Liberty Stretch Shoulder Bellyband - Heavyweight:

        I bought this horse for my very difficult to fit Hanoverian/Morgan mare. She has a very broad neck, along with higher withers and a HUGE forward shoulder. All in all, this has proven to be a blanket fitting nightmare (no pun intended). I have tried all of the top brands irregardless of price in an attempt to fit her. I either had shoulder rubs, or the blankets were very tight over her withers and shoulder. The stretch shoulder panel on this blanket is a fantastic idea, and works well in real life. This blanket has the usaual Schneider's quality-totally waterproof, and it is wearing like iron. Granted, my mare takes good care of all of her clothes, but I have other Schneider's blankets that look like new even after several winters of use. My mare and I thank Schneider's for coming up with this idea. If I were to change anything, I would have this blanket available with traditional surcingles as an option to the bellyband.

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        How to Measure for a Horse Blanket:

        How to Measure for a Horse Blanket
        • For best fit, stand horse squarely.
        • Measure from center of chest to edge of tail.
        • Take care to measure along the widest part of the shoulder and hindquarters.
        • The blanket measurement result is the blanket size.
        • If your measurement is in between sizes, round up to the next blanket size. Example: 73" = Size 74.

        How to Measure for a Horse Blanket Video
        Watch our Video on
        How to Measure for a Horse Blanket
        Do you have blanket questions? Call us at 1-800-365-1311 or email us at service@sstack.com
        Blanket Warmth Guide

        Durability Guide

        General Guide for Blanket Durability
        If you have any questions about this product or a type of fit, please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com
        1680D Ballistic Nylon or
        1680D Nylon
        3 Year Exceptional Durability Recommended for horses that are hard on blankets or turned out with other horses who may bite or pull at blanket.
        1680D Woven Poly or 1200D High Count Ripstop Nylon 2 Year Superior Durability Recommended to withstand the demands of turnout.
        1200D Ripstop Poly 1 Year Good Durability Recommended for horses easy on blankets. Occasional or monitored turnout. Picket line use.
        Economy 1200D Ripstop Poly 30 Day Standard Durability Recommended for horses easy on blankets.
        600D 30 Day Standard Durability Recommended for Spring/Fall when grass is available and horse does not test blanket. Picket line use.
        D = Denier

        Turnout Fit Guide

        How well a blanket fits your horse is important. Good fit equals comfort. Comfort enhances durability.

        This illustration demonstrates where each blanket cut begins on your horse's neck. Other style differences are outlined below.

        VTEK® V-Free™

        Raised, shaped area over the withers. Contoured over the back and hindquarters.

        Euro

        No back seam, straight line over the withers and back. Contoured over the hindquarters.

        Fitted V-Free™

        Raised, shaped wither up to the start of the mane. Contoured over the back and hindquarters.

        Cutback

        Cutback at withers. Contoured over the back and hindquarters.

          Stormshield®
          Vtek® V-Free™
        FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist
        NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
        MANE COVERAGE Extends 6-8" onto mane
        CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Full coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free
        FLEECE AT WITHERS No
        ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes
        GUSSETS Forward and extended
        GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband
        BACK Contour shaped w/ sealed seams
        DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
        HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
        TAIL COVER Attached
        WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level
        LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
          Stormshield®
          Euro
        FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist
        NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
        MANE COVERAGE Extends 4-6" onto mane
        CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Straight, no seam
        FLEECE AT WITHERS Yes
        ADJUSTA-FIT® No
        GUSSETS Forward and extended
        GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband
        BACK Straight, no seam
        DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
        HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
        TAIL COVER Attached
        WATERPROOF BREATHABLE Mid to high level
        LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
          Stormshield®
          Fitted V-Free™
        FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist, closed front or 2 buckle open front w/ Velcro assist
        NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Large neck opening, sloped neck line covers shoulders and withers up to start of mane
        MANE COVERAGE Leaves mane uncovered
        CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Partial coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free
        FLEECE AT WITHERS No
        ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes
        GUSSETS Forward and extended
        GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband
        BACK Contour shaped w/sealed seams
        DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
        HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
        TAIL COVER Detachable w/ double Velcro
        WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level
        LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
          Stormshield®
          Cutback
        FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist or closed front
        NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Large neck opening, sloped neck line cut back for withers
        MANE COVERAGE Leaves mane uncovered
        CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Cutback
        FLEECE AT WITHERS No
        ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes
        GUSSETS Forward and extended
        GIRTH Crisscross surcingle
        BACK Contour shaped w/sealed seams
        DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
        HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
        TAIL COVER Detachable w/ double Velcro
        WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level
        LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
          Dura-Tech®
          Euro
        FRONT CLOSURE 2 buckle open front w/Velcro assist
        NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
        MANE COVERAGE Extends 4-6" onto mane
        CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Straight, no seam
        FLEECE AT WITHERS Yes
        ADJUSTA-FIT® No
        GUSSETS Forward and extended
        GIRTH Crisscross surcingle
        BACK Straight, no seam
        DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
        HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
        TAIL COVER Attached
        WATERPROOF BREATHABLE Mid to high level
        LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
          Stormshield® Stormshield® Stormshield® Stormshield® Dura-Tech®
          Vtek® V-Free™ Euro Fitted V-Free™ Cutback Euro
        FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist Snap front w/ Velcro assist Snap front w/ Velcro assist, closed front or 2 buckle open front w/ Velcro assist Snap front w/ Velcro assist or closed front 2 buckle open front w/Velcro assist
        NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully Large neck opening, sloped neck line covers shoulders and withers up to start of mane Large neck opening, sloped neck line cut back for withers Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
        MANE COVERAGE Extends 6-8" onto mane Extends 4-6" onto mane Leaves mane uncovered Leaves mane uncovered Extends 4-6" onto mane
        CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Full coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free Straight, no seam Partial coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free Cutback Straight, no seam
        FLEECE AT WITHERS No Yes No No Yes
        ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes No Yes Yes No
        GUSSETS Forward and extended Forward and extended Forward and extended Forward and extended Forward and extended
        GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband Crisscross surcingle or bellyband Crisscross surcingle or bellyband Crisscross surcingle Crisscross surcingle
        BACK Contour shaped w/ sealed seams Straight, no seam Contour shaped w/sealed seams Contour shaped w/sealed seams Straight, no seam
        DROP ON SIDES Graded to size Graded to size Graded to size Graded to size Graded to size
        HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams
        TAIL COVER Attached Attached Detachable w/ double Velcro Detachable w/ double Velcro Attached
        WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level Mid to high level High level High level Mid to high level
        LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic Detachable elastic Detachable elastic Detachable elastic Detachable elastic

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