I love these Pessoa blankets. I've had three sets now. I bought the last set in the spring of 2013, so I got six winters out of them. And even at that, they were still functional...just starting to get a little rough around the edges, literally. If you've ever bought the ones that you can get at store front operations where you pay $20-$30 and they might last one season if you're lucky, these Pessoa blankets are so much more cost effective!! And they are more effective in providing protection from the elements than the ones you can walk into a store front and buy. I will buy these blankets for my horses every time and would not use any other!!!