A stable rug will help to keep your horse warm when they are indoors but will lack the waterproof layer required for use outside. You will need to invest in a good turnout rug to protect your horse. Turnout rugs are breathable, waterproof and insulating and so will keep your horse comfortable, warm, dry and clean.
Today’s turnout rugs are fashioned from advanced fabrics which are extremely robust and so will not easily tear. These fabrics have been developed following extensive research and include ballistic nylon which was evolved for military use. The rugs are strong yet breathable and will wick sweat away from your horse. The moisture is carried to the surface of the rug so that it can evaporate away. Turnout rugs also insulate your horse from the cold and feature a waterproof layer for rainy days.
Turnout Rug Fills
Turnout rugs are available with light, medium and heavy fills. You will need to determine which type of fill best suits your horse as horses’ ability to retain heat does vary. They will be particularly vulnerable to the cold if they have been clipped. Your horse might require more than one turnout rug to remain comfortable across the seasons. Just as it is important that your horse does not become too cold, it is equally crucial that they do not overheat.
Turnout Rug Styles
Turnout rugs are available in both standard and combo styles. A standard rug does not feature protection for the neck but detachable hoods are available. A combo rug has integrated neck protection. The rugs are designed to provide the required freedom of movement but must fit correctly to do so and to ensure that they do not slip. It is important that you measure your horse so that you can choose the right size of rug.
Turnout Rugs at Equi Supermarket
We have chosen an exceptional collection of turnout rugs from the world’s leading brands. Our styles are drawn from the Bridleway, Shires, Mark Todd, Weatherbeeta and Masta ranges. We are also pleased to offer you fine turnout rugs from Horseware Ireland’s excellent Amigo and Rambo collections. Our turnout rugs are all offered at incredibly low prices enabling you to afford the highest quality rug for your horse.