Updated: Mar 1
With the temperature changing almost daily from hot in the day, to cold at night we are in a constant state of wonder whether to put a rug on our horse or not, 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 are those that contain a filling of 300g and above.
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.
for more fly rugs visit www.uptonequestrian.com/horse-rugs
Light weight Rugs
Part of the Merry Go Round collection, this funky rug is both eye-catching and practical. It features 600 denier, ripstop and waterproof material, ultra-lightweight reinforced stitched branded lining and 0g fill, enhancing breathability, as well as providing comfort and protection from the wet winter weather. www.uptonequestrian.com/horse-rugs
Medium Weight Rugs
‘Keep Calm and Get Muddy’ with this limited edition mediumweight turnout rug with integrated contour neck with twin touch tape fastenings. Featuring eye-catching rose gold hardware, 200g fill and 600 deniers waterproof breathable fabric.
for more mid-weight turnout rugs visit www.uptonequestrian.com/horse-rugs
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.
for more heavyweight rugs visit www.uptonequestrian.com/horse-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.
for more stable rugs visit www.uptonequestrian.com/horse-rugs