Modern horse blankets are made as a one piece item with little if any way to adjust for the many sizes and shapes of a horse’s neck, chest, and shoulders. Poorly fitting blankets can cause discomfort, fur loss, abrasions, and even muscle restrictions, leaving horses in pain and owners dissatisfied with blanket options.
This is what sets Yukon Freedom Fit horse blankets apart. The patented Yoke Front allows for a custom neck fit on any size and shaped horse and the non-binding sliding connectors, with attach to the main part of the blanket, combined with the Angular Front Gusset that follows the angle of the horse’s shoulder and forearm effectively eliminates friction and movement restrictions.
The result of these traditional horse blankets, with their restrictive sizes and lack of adjustments, is to ultimately lead to abrasions and fur-loss as pictured above. What is more difficult to show in a picture is the restriction to the muscles and underlying anatomy of the horse, and the pain and discomfort it feels as it wears the blanket.
Just like a piece of clothing that isn’t the right size, traditional blankets sag at the neck lines of your horse. These sagging neck lines can cause discomfort in your equine friend.
The one-size-fits-all blankets of the past don’t account for your horse’s individual anatomy. Restrictive shoulders on your horse’s blanket can pinch and chafe, ultimately leading to abrasions and fur-loss.
Our Yukon Freedom Fit™blankets aim to break the mold traditional blankets follow by offering maximum adjustment to provide comfort to your horse's unique body. Like a tailor-fit suit, our blankets are made with the individual anatomy of each horse in mind.
For horses with narrower shoulders or shorter necks, the adjustable clasps can be brought in to help keep their blanket formed to their body.
For horses with longer necks or broader shoulders you can let out the adjustable clasps to give them room to move.
The angular shoulder gussets allow your horse to move their shoulders and arms without any uncomfortable pinches or tight-spots.
When your horse is resting or grazing the angular shoulder gussets close, keeping their blanket close without restricting their movement.