NOTHIN BUT THE “FINEST”
WHY ALPACA WOOL (FIBER)?
As fine as or finer than cashmere, each saddle blanket is a natural, one of a kind creation, beautifully hand woven, deep in the heart of Texas. Our blankets are single layer blankets similar to a Navajo but are much, much thicker. Every blanket is woven from only natural alpaca colors and are hand-woven from rovings vs machined from yarn thus affording extreme durability.
Don't let these handsome blankets fool you. Our blankets are very popular with the ranching industry because of the great cushion and protection for the horse's back, in addition to their durability. Unlike sheep, alpacas are lanolin free which means their fiber does not collect odors or smells. Because alpaca fibers are slick (sheep fibers have scales or microscopic barbs) the blankets do not collect horse hair nearly as fast as sheep wool blankets. Equally as important, alpaca wool is so much lighter in weight than sheep wool, alpaca blankets dry much faster than heavy, wet sheep blankets. These characteristics help to ensure your blanket is dry and ready for your next ride. The more you use your blanket, the sooner it will conform to your horse. You will notice it becoming even softer and "felting" a bit as it molds to your horse's unique shape. It will naturally maintain its compression, thermal and moisture wicking properties.
Choose from two styles of blankets, Classic or Double Fringe, woven in one of a kind designs using a combination of white, light-dark fawn, light-dark brown, bay black, black and various gray fibers. Colors are often combed together before the roving process creating beautiful marbled blends. The possibilities are endless.
Blankets now include wear leathers and sell $299.95 US + Shipping.
ALPACA FIBER ATTRIBUTES
Cool in Summer
Warm in Winter
Hypoallergenic (no itch)
Stronger than sheep wool
Does not absorb odors
Naturally wicks moisture
Easy to Clean
Slick fibers collect less horse hair
BLANKET CARE IS A CINCH:
Rinse your blanket with cool water while hanging and begin rinsing from the center to the outer edges; rinse until the water runs clear. Rotate as you rinse so that the water flows outward to all of the edges of the blanket rather than pushing the dirt toward the center and back of the blanket. Be sure to rinse your blanket from the top side only. Rinsing from the underside only serves to push the soil all the way through to the cleaner side of the blanket. Hang your blanket to air dry so that soiled water continues to drip away from the blanket.
WORK IN PROGRESS - INDIVIDUAL BLANKET PHOTOS PENDING. UNTIL ALL BLANKET PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR PHOTOS OF THE COLORS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VIEWING.