The Benefits of Merino Wool

Merino Wool Cutter Classic’s 100% Merino wool backed saddle blankets last for years. They can easily be spray cleaned with water, they don’t soak up sweat, and horses (and their owners) seem to love them.

Merino Wool is Comfortable

Why does Cutter Classic use Merino wool for the saddle blankets? Well, if you’re familiar with wool clothing from growing up a long time ago, you probably didn’t like wool then because it made you feel itchy and scratchy, right? For a long time, that was wool’s reputation. However, Merino wool isn’t like that. Merino wool has fine and flexible fibers that softly bend unlike the other forms of wool which are less flexible, larger in diameter, and prick when pressed against the skin. Therefore, Merino wool is not itchy, and that’s good news for both humans and horses.

Merino Wool Helps Wick Away Moisture

Next, Merino wool is able to “breathe” and manage moisture well. So, when your horse’s body heats up, moisture vapors are absorbed by the wool fiber and then released to the drier environment outside of the fabric. Wool has the ability to wick away moisture in its vapor state.

Not only does this natural process release the heat well, but also keeps the wearer– your horse–dry.

Merino Wool Absorbs Dry Weight Well

Also, Merino wool is better than synthetics, for instance, because it can absorb up to 30% of its dry weight before ever feeling wet, whereas synthetics typically feel wet after they absorb 7% or so.

Merino Wool Interlocks Keratin and is Odor Resistant

Merino wool almost functions like a second skin. It cools and heats a body as needed, naturally, and it’s made of strong interlocking protein molecules known as keratin. This means it’s strong, elastic, and resilient.

Furthermore, people and horses like to wear Merino wool because it’s odor resistant. Because it manages moisture well, there’s no time or chance for odor-causing bacteria to thrive on it.

If you’re looking for a saddle blanket that does all these good things while also offering natural sun protection and little-to-no static, Cutter Classic makes the kind of saddle blankets you can feel good about putting on your horse(s). Find out more information about the high-quality, long-lasting custom Merino wool blankets here.

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