Category Archives: Horse Rugs

Horse Rugs for Winter

28371099_sWhich rugs your horse needs for winter will depend on whether they are stabled or out, what kind of horse they are (for example a thoroughbred will need more than a hardy native), their age and how cold it gets. Getting the right balance is key, as an uncomfortable horse might try to remove their rug which could injure your horse or damage the rug. It’s also essential to get the fit right. See our guide to measuring your horse for a rug here: http://www.olddairyblog.co.uk/how-do-i-measure-my-horse-for-a-rug/

 

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Brand in Focus – Mark Todd Horse Rugs

blog_image2.jpgOffering a huge range of rugs, sheets, coolers and neck covers for foals, ponies and horses, the Mark Todd rug collection has just about everything covered.

 

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.

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Weatherbeeta Rugs – What Rug Type is Your Horse?

rugDoes your horse always manage to get their rug off, despite all your best efforts? Or does their rug get rips and tears, where other horse’s rugs last years? Weatherbeeta have put together a tool to help you choose the best rug for your horse.

 

Weatherbeeta are one of the main players in horse rug retailers. They have a strong progressive focus, always looking to use new technology to develop their rugs to ensure quality, comfort and safety. Extensive research has been undertaken to make sure your horse is protected in all weathers with breathable fabrics and moisture repellent outer layers. So in October 2013 Weatherbeeta took a new step forward and developed an innovative tool to help horse owners select the ideal rug from their range, based on the personality of their horse.

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How Do I Measure My Horse for a Rug?

With any horse rug, getting the fit right is essential to ensuring the safety of your horse. A rug that doesn’t fit correctly can actually have an adverse impact on your horse; too tight and it will restrict movement and may cause chaffing, too big and it could get tangled in your horse’s legs and cause injury.
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What Kind of Horse Rug Do I Need?

Working out which rugs your horse needs and when is essential to making them comfortable and offering them the right protection. Here’s a quick guide to help you work out what you need.

Types of horse rug:

Stable Rug: A stable rug is used unsurprisingly in the stable to keep your horse warm and dry. They are available in different weights for use throughout the year as the seasons change. It’s really important to use a proper stable rug as opposed to a thin turnout rug for indoor use as stable rugs are significantly thinner, allowing more movement than turnout rugs, especially important as horses often sleep in their stable rugs.

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