Looking for a rug? With a wide variety available in the market, mostly two are notable preferred- Stable and turnout rugs. However, here our concern shall only lie with stable ones and the materials used to produce them.
With the disparity found in horses based on breed, age, routine, condition, etc. finding suitable rugs could be highly complex. Hence getting the right information about rugs becomes really important.
One of the utmost factors could be to judge the material from which the rugs are manufactured. Many equestrians do understand the importance of diet, grooming items, and even the structure related to a horse. Yet, when it comes to judging the solid technology of the rug, then everything might not seem to be quite alluring.
Hence, when winter is near, it would be much advisable to get a sense of rug technology before you select or update your rugs.
What are stable rugs?
These are mostly quilted rugs planned perfectly for stability itself, having a wide amount of polyfill which impacts the degree of warmness. Horses who have thinner coats or lie under the category of senior ones would require some extra heat from the rug.
Stable rugs can be termed easily as breathable, which enables all forms of moisture to vaporize, and are accessible in various colors. Some even contain crimps in the shoulders which enable more free movement. Many typical neck rugs possess zips instead of collar cover, which in turn could be used to clip a separable neck cover for it to be removed later on.
The vast sum of covers is manufactured by means of either padded or quilted synthetic material, coming in various dimensions of substance which provides different levels of warmness to the stallion.
On other hand, frothy rugs mostly occupy around 160 g, medium weight rugs range from 160 to 320 g, and hard wearing more than 320 g.
The need for a warmer blanket is of absolute importance for livestock that is stabled during night hours when the temperature drops significantly over a day. Furthermore, a heavier or lighter rug could be used depending on the time of the day to provide more heat and could be later detached in the day.
Rugs are generally held in position using cross surcingle which is transferred from the front, under the tummy, and clipped near the end on the latter flank. Similarly, a new one is handed from the back, under the tummy, and clipped at the front. This is supplemented with a bone cord paired to both the sides of the rug at the back above which the tail is drawn.
To conclude, the material would decide the comfort of your horse wearing it which could further impact your riding experience. Moreover, it would help outline your horse’s shape and lessen rubbing.