This blanket is worth every penny. It never rubs the shoulder hair and it is indestructible and lasts for ever. After going through cheaper blankets each winter that kept ripping and rubbing I bought one of these and in the long run it has been a better investment and cheaper since no repairs. Keeps the horse dry as well and allows true freedom of movement. Will not shift or blow up in strong winds. Everyone in the barn I ride at has one.