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Horse Rugging Guide

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Whether to put a rug on your Horse can be an exhausting decision, with the temperature changing almost daily from hot in the day to cold at night we are in a constant state of wonder, will they be too hot?, will they be too cold?, is it going to rain?, will they lose weight if I don't put a rug on? I have a coat on, so should my horse? and we end up worrying about how they are all day.

To make life a little easier we have put a guide together as to what we would use for rugging our own horses, please use this guide 'as a guide' as different horses have different needs, from fine-boned thoroughbreds that feel the cold to the more furry native breed that are hardier, use your common sense and go with your gut, if you are not sure just ask another yardie - I'm sure they will be happy to help and have your horses interest at heart!


Horse Rugging Guide

Light Weight Rug - The lightweight turnout rug has no fill to a small amount of filling up to 100g.

Medium Weight Rug - The mid-weight rugs have filling around approx 200g.

Heavy Weight Rug - The heavyweight rug contains a filling of 300g and above.


Fly Rugs

The new Zebra fly rug is designed to protect your horse from annoying flying insects. The black and white stripes confuse insects so they steer clear while the breathable mesh fabric prevents the horse from overheating.

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Light-Weight Rugs

The ultimate lightweight rug! Made from a durable and waterproof 1200 denier material, this no-fill rug is ideal for when the weather is slightly warmer but still wet. With adjustable cross surcingles, twin buckle chest fastenings, and leg straps to keep this rug securely in place.

Medium Weight Rugs

This fun yet versatile mediumweight turnout rug comes with a detachable neck cover so it can be tailored to the weather. Featuring funky Thelwell horse and rider characters printed on the rug! The Thelwell logo features on the surcingle straps. Made from 600 deniers with a ripstop and waterproof weave, this fabric is perfect for hard wear in the field. The 200g fill will keep your horse nice and warm in the changeable weather.

Heavy Weight Rugs

This DefenceX heavyweight 300g turnout rug features a durable 1200 denier outer that’s waterproof and breathable with an integral neck with touch tape fastenings.

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Stable Rugs

This Lightweight Stable Rug is perfect for early spring and autumn weather, as well as being ideal as an extra layer when the weather gets really cold.

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