Our four-legged, furry friends depend on us to help them live happy and healthy lives. When it comes to horsewear, there are so many different rugs, blankets, and sheets to choose from, it can start to seem a little overwhelming. Having an idea of what your horse needs to keep them comfortable all year round is a good place to start. Horses spend a lot of their time outdoors, so protection from the elements is vital for them as well as needing products that are durable. If you’re wondering which horse rugs to choose this spring, we can help.
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Lightweight Turnout Rugs
These turnout horse rugs are a must-have for spring. The rugs allow for your horse to stay clean and dry when exercising in their field. There are a variety of lightweight turnout rugs to suit your horse, that are all made from a thin layer of material to keep them from overheating in the summer months by allowing air to circulate. They typically have around 50g of insulation and not only are they breathable, but they can also allow for maximum movement, so your horse won’t feel restricted when wearing them.
Spring is known for its rain showers. When choosing a suitable rug for spring, it is always best to opt for something that is waterproof. A lot of horse rugs will be made from material that wicks away water from your horse to keep them dry when they’re out of their stable. Horse rugs that are designed to be less heavy but still tough are preferable, this means that if your horse’s rug does get wet, it will dry quickly so they can wear it again the next day without it being damp or having to find an alternative.
Detachable Neck Covers
Choosing a rug with a detachable neck cover gives your horse the option of extra protection from the elements if they need it. Neck covers can help your horse to retain warmth around its neck and ears on colder days and help to protect them from the wind. These versatile horse rugs allow you to remove the neck cover when not needed to use simply as a lightweight rug in the summer. Neck covers are often elasticated meaning that your horse gets the best fit every time.
Middleweight For Extra Warmth
Middleweight rugs are a great solution for every season. They are suitable for both clipped and unclipped horses. Middleweight rugs give your horse that little bit of extra warmth when they need it. Many middleweight rugs give you the option to add a neck cover as mentioned above. They are normally used in spring/autumn when there is still a chill in the air. They make a great all-in-on for your horse to provide extra protection and shelter from the elements.
Spring can often be a mixed bag when it comes to weather. Choosing a rug that is waterproof and will help to protect your horse from the elements is recommended.