Horse Rugs come in different designs for every need, from Turnout Rugs, Stable Rugs and Under Rugs to keep them warm, Fly Rugs to protect from flies, and Coolers, Fleece Rugs and Summer Sheets for other needs. Weatherbeeta have them all.
Horse rugs come in a wide range of designs and are used for a variety of reasons. Horse rugs are intended to offer your horse the protection they need from the elements, and with so many different brands out there, it can be difficult to decide which rug to go for.
The first thing you need to decide is what do you want to offer your horse? Is it warmth? To shield them from the sun? Or maybe to protect them from those annoying flies?
Turnout rugs offer your horse protection from the elements, keeping them warm and dry when they're out in the field. They come with a range of fills, offering protection for different seasons. The more the fill, the warmer your horse will be kept. These can range from no fill at all for the summer months, to 350g fill rugs for the winter, and are classified as Lightweight, Medium Weight and Heavyweight rugs.
Other popular types of horse rugs are Stable rugs. Like the turnout rug, these are designed to keep your horse warm when they are in their stable and can still be found in lightweight, medium weight and heavyweight. However, they shouldn't be worn out in the field. Unlike turnout rugs, these are not waterproof and will not keep your horse dry should there be a downpour.
Fly rugs can be a necessary horse rug to own during the summer. Some horses can find themselves pestered by flies and midges, and fly bites can often cause sweetich, an allergic reaction which causes irritating sores and inflammation. Fly rugs are designed to cover the horse, sometimes from tail to nose, and can prevent flies from getting to the skin and biting. The amount of coverage required would depend on your horse.
Coolers are also popular horse rugs for those who work their horses. A horse sweats when they work, and once they stop and cool down, it can render them vulnerable to catching chills, as well as causing their muscles to stiffen and become sore. By placing a Cooler rug on after working can help to keep them warm as they cool down. Exercise sheets are designed for similar reasons. These keep the back and kidneys warm when riding on colder days.
There are many more horse rugs on offer, including Summer Sheets, Fleece rugs, Travel rugs, and even Hi-Vis rugs for safety. And one brand in particular offers them all. Weatherbeeta have been designing horse rugs for 30 years, and their experience, design and quality have made them one of the world's leading brands on the market today. They specialise in a wide range which includes rugs, tack and equestrian clothing.
Weatherbeeta's Freestyle design is revolutionary to horse rugs. With special technology they have created a design of rug that doesn't hinder you or your horse. Features include quick-release clips, making it easier for the rug to be fastened, forward positioned gussets to allow more room for manoeuvrability, cupped shoulders, comfort cuffs and wither reliefs for maximum comfort, as well as full tail wraps and a choice of detach-a-neck. Add to this the high quality, tough Ripstop material, taped seams, and repel shell, and you have yourself a perfect rug.
Once you know what you want from your horse rugs, finding ones to suit you and your horse shouldn't be problem when it comes to Weatherbeeta.