Brand new. There was a fold in the fabric when it was printed causing this area of broken tiger stripes. It does not affect the useability. It’s just a misprint. The product picture shows the style and the gallery picture shows the misprint. This is a size LARGE. It fits an average horse that wears a 74″-76″ blanket. Click HERE for important size information Velcro on the girth.
Put an end to winter blanket chaffing. This Lycra shoulder guard protects the shoulder and withers area from hair loss. Perfect for layering under your winter blanket especially if your horse is trace clipped. The neck opening is sized right so there is nothing exposed to get wet. Put an end to those ugly rubs.
Made with pride in the USA
Made from soft and warm performance-tested Polartec Power Stretch Fleece
High-strengthGütermann thread for supreme durability
The neck opening is sized “right” so it won’t be exposed under winter blankets
Large opening easily fits over the head.
Made with reinforced, extra-durable seams
Easy to wash
For information on the cause of blanket rub marks and how to prevent them, please see our FAQs page.
Easy on/Easy off
In general, most horses tolerate things around their heads. Therefore, putting on your horse’s shoulder guard is easy to do. Open the girth closure. With both hands, gather the shoulder guard as if you are ready to put on a sock. The neck opening is the large opening without the long elastic. Then, put your horse’s head through the neck opening. Slide it down the neck to the shoulders. Close the girth strap on the left side. Finally, your sleazy should fit smoothly, like swimwear, on the horse’s shoulders but, not so tight to create a rub.
Shoulder Guard Care
The Lycra shoulder guard contains 80% nylon/ 20% spandex fabric. Therefore, it is machine washable. Air dries fast. Also, follow our simpleCare Instructions for best results. Wash the shoulder slicker at least once a month to prevent bacteria buildup.