The Top 10 Best Winter Horse Blankets

It is horse blanket season! When winter is fast approaching it is time to find the best winter horse blanket for your horse, draft, pony, or mini. There are so many different turnout blankets to choose from and so many options, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Use this guide to help you determine the best turnout blanket for your horse this winter.

Winter is not just cold; it can also be wet and windy. Top quality winter horse turnouts do not just insulate against the cold; they also keep your horse dry and block the wind. It is important that the turnout blanket you choose not only be waterproof but also breathable, keeping your horse from becoming overheated and overly sweaty. Learn more about the amazing technical fabrics available in horse turnout blankets.

Do you need a turnout blanket or a stable blanket? If your horse will be spending time outside, they will need a turnout blanket. But if your horse, pony, draft or mini will remain in their stall, a stable blanket is a great choice. Since stabled horses are not exposed to wind or wet, they will not need a waterproof blanket but a stable blanket that provides insulation will keep a clipped horse warm while in their stall. Shop our stable blankets here!

Not even the best made horse blanket can protect your horse from the elements if it is does not fit properly. It is important for both function and safety that you provide your horse or pony with the best fitting turnout blanket based on their individual confirmation. For this reason, horse blankets are available in many different fit options, from gusseted shoulders to adjustable shoulders, all designed to help create the best fit for each individual horse. To learn more about which blanket fit is right for your horse, please click here.

Turnout blankets and stable blankets are available in different fit features, and available in different weights. Different weighted blankets allow for various levels of warmth in changing temperature ranges appropriate to your local climate or your horse’s temperature threshold. To determine which might be the best blanket weight for your horse, click here.

The Best Turnout Blankets for Your Horse This Winter

To help narrow down your search for the best winter horse blanket, here are the Top Ten Horse Blankets at Schneider’s. Start your search here and find the best blanket for your horse, draft, pony, or mini.

StormShield Contour Collar Turnout Blanket

1. StormShield® Contour Collar Turnout Blankets

Our best-selling horse turnout blanket! Made with the amazing, shaped seam-sealed Contour Collar Euro fit which allows a snug fit around the neck providing greater protection from wet, windy weather. This quality turnout is available in four weights: Heavyweight 380 grams, Medium Weight 220 grams, Lightweight 100 grams, or Sheet with no insulation. Choose from two different belly-closure options; surcingle and bellyband , and two tiers of durability: Classic and Extreme, both with a warranty. All styles available are waterproof, breathable, and windproof! Horse sizes up to 86.

StormShield Nordlund Combo Turnout Blanket

2. StormShield® Nordlund Combo Turnout Blankets

So tough it comes with a 10-year warranty! This waterproof, windproof and breathable turnout blanket provides extra-coverage with a neck cover, keeping your horse more thoroughly protected against the weather. Available in three weights, Heavyweight 380 grams , Medium Weight 220 grams or a Sheet with no insulation with criss-cross surcingle closures and adjustable front snaps for easy on and off. Horse sizes up to 86 and in three colors.

StormShield Blizzard High Neck Turnout Blanket

3. StormShield® Blizzard Turnout Blankets

A great waterproof, windproof, and breathable turnout with a design that keeps your horse comfortable and dry no matter the weather. The high neck provides extra protection against wet, windy weather. 1-year warranty. Available in four blanket weights, Heavyweight 380 grams, Medium Weight 220 grams, Tekno-Fleece® Lightweight, and a Sheet with no insulation. Surcingle belly closures and front adjustable snap closure for easy removal even while wearing gloves. Available in horse size.

Dura-Tech Viking Turnout Blanket

4. Dura-Tech® Viking Traditional Euro Turnout Blankets

A Euro Fit Turnout designed to fit straight from wither to back with no back seam, ensuring greater protection. This waterproof, windproof, and breathable turnout is available in four weights, Heavyweight 380 grams, Medium Weight 220 grams, Lightweight 100 grams, and a Sheet with no insulation or fleece. In addition, you can choose from horse or pony size in two durability options, Light Play or Playful. Criss-cross surcingle belly closures, front snaps, extra-large tail flap and fleece at withers completes these quality blankets.

ARMORFlex Warrior V-Free Turnout Blanket

5. ARMORFlex® Warrior V-Free® Surcingle Turnout Blankets

Lifetime warranty and 5X the waterproofing than other brands! The Patented Fitted V-Free® Fit prevents rubbing and relieve pressure on moderate to low withers. They are uniquely designed to fit Arabians, Quarter Horses, Stock breed horses or those with Sloped Shoulder Conformation. These blankets are also available in four weights and a fleece! From small horse to draft horse size. Aridity™ inner lining is proven to wick moisture 4X faster than any other fabric, and is also an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial fabric leaving your horse healthy, warm, and dry under their blanket.

ARMORFlex Challenger V-Free Turnout Blanket

6. ARMORFlex® Challenger V-Free® Surcingle Turnout Blankets

With a 5-year warranty offering 5X more waterproofing than Competitive brands! This horse turnout is designed to prevent rubbing and relieve pressure on moderate to low withered horses such as Arabians, Quarter Horses, Stock breed horses or those with Sloped Shoulder Conformation. Available in sizes horse to draft ! Choose from three weights with your options of criss-cross surcingle or full bellyband closure. In addition, you have the option of a closed front or double snap closure . All ARMORFlex® turnout blankets are waterproof, windproof, and breathable.

ARMORFlex Warrior VTEK Turnout Blanket

7. ARMORFlex® Warrior VTEK® Surcingle Turnout Blankets

Lifetime warranty and 5X the waterproofing than other brands. With the Patented VTEK® Wither Relief, these blankets are designed to prevent rubbing and relieve pressure on high to moderate withers typical on Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Appendix horses, or those with Upright Shoulder Conformation. This horse blanket is available in horse sizes and two colors. Aridity™ inner lining is proven to wick moisture 4X faster than any other fabric, and is also an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial fabric leaving your horse healthy, warm, and dry under their blanket. Criss-cross belly surcingle and snap front closure.

ARMORFlex Challenger V-Free Big Fella Turnout Blanket

8. ARMORFlex® Challenger V-Free® Big Fella Surcingle Turnout Blankets

Best-selling draft horse turnout blanket! 5-year warranty! Tough with 5X more waterproofing than other turnouts and made to fit your draft with our Patented Fitted V-Free® wither, Adjusta-Fit® shoulder, criss-cross surcingle, and front snap option for easy on and off. Pick the weight that suits your horse’s needs from Heavyweight 380 grams, Medium Weight 220 grams, or a Sheet with no insulation .

ARMORFlex Challenger Cutback Mini Turnout Blanket

9. ARMORFlex® Challenger Cutback Mini Surcingle Turnout Blankets

The top selling turnout blanket for your mini horse! The Cutback Wither design of this turnout blanket helps fit your mini horse’s withers with less rubbing and more freedom of movement. This turnout might be small, but it is packed with features including a 5-year warranty with 5X the waterproofing and the durability to hold up to your most playful mini. Waterproof, windproof, and breathable available in two weights for your mini’s comfort.

Dura-Tech Viking Pony Turnout Blanket

10. Dura-Tech® VIKING Solid Pony Blankets

Your pony deserves the best pony turnout blanket, and this is it! This is a durable waterproof, windproof and breathable turnout blanket available in three weights, Heavyweight 380 grams, Medium Weight 220 grams, and a Sheet without insulation. The Euro Fit is designed to fit straight from withers to back, without a back seam to keep your pony warm and dry. In four fun and fashionable colors!