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Ask Horse Journal: 01/01

Problems With Fleecen reference to your Products of the Year and fleece blankets, I have not found fleece to “move with the horse,” as you said in your review. Fleece has become popular as a liner for winter and stable blankets, and as the lining in light blankets. However, I still have to add a cotton or nylon sheet to keep the blanket from sticking. What am I doing wrong' -Trish ConkVirginiaThe fleece fabric itself is very flexible, more so than the materials used to bind it. The more nylon binding and straps your blanket has, the less it is able to move

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