A household name, Mark Todd was awarded a Knighthood in 2013 and voted ‘Event Rider of the 20th Century’, so when it comes to knowledge of horses, it doesn’t get any better. All of the rugs in his collection are tested and endorsed by Mark and his team, ensuring that every product line offers the best in quality, style, performance and value.
For the current winter weather we like the Mark Todd Heavyweight Combo Turnout Rug. This fixed neck combo rug is perfect for winter use, keeping your horse warm from ear to tail whilst also allowing freedom of movement. This rug is both waterproof and breathable with a 350g filling and nylon lining offering maximum warmth and a rip-stop polyester outer with a Teflon coating, making it extremely tough. The shoulder gusset allows freedom of movement, with adjustable double front buckles, low cross surcingles and both adjustable and removable leg straps. There’s also a large gusseted tail flap, fleece poll protection and double buckle neck fastening. Reflective stitching and a reflective strip on the tail flap means you’ll be able to see your horse in the dark. All in all, this rug offers excellent value for money at just £99.50.
When it comes to stable rugs for the cold weather, the Mark Todd Ultimate Heavyweight Stable Rug is ideal. Made with a 1200 denier polypropylene outer with a light Teflon coating and a 400g filling, it also has reinforced nylon anti-rub shoulders, making it both warm and super comfortable for your horse. In addition it has D-rings should you want to add a neck cover.
These rugs are also available in medium and lightweight, so you can easily tailor the combination to that which is most suitable for your horse and how you keep him. And don’t forget to check out the Mark Todd fleeces which can be used together with a rug to add extra warmth. As with all horse rugs, make sure you get the right fit. Check out our guide ‘How do I measure my horse for a rug?’ to make sure you get the right size.