Cutter Classic’s 100% Merino wool backed saddle blankets last for years. They can easily be rinsed with water, they don’t soak up sweat, and wear for many years.
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. We are hearing from owners about horses that are allergic to synthetic fibers. They display agitated behaviors when saddled.
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.
If you’re looking for a saddle blanket that does all these good things, 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 Merino wool backed saddle blankets.