Various Types of Horse Rugs

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Horse owners usually look for horse rugs to offer greater level of protection to their horse during the hot summer months as well as the cold winter months. Usually, horse rugs which are meant for winter season are thicker and warmer than the ones which are meant for summer. So, if you are planning to buy horse rugs, then just have a look at the varieties available so that you can buy the one which best suits your horse.

Turnout rugs: These turnout rugs are specially designed to keep your horse warm during the winter months and also to keep your horse clean and dry. The outer material of this type of rug is waterproof synthetic and its thickness varies based on the warmth that your horse needs.

Stable rugs: As the name itself suggests, these rugs are meant to keep your horse warm inside the stable. These stable rugs are not made of waterproof materials and hence, they cannot be worn outside the stable. They are made of padded synthetic or quilted materials and are also available with different thicknesses.

Lightweight rugs: These rugs are suitable for your horse during spring and autumn when it is neither too hot nor too cold. Some of these lightweight rugs come with fleece lining to provide extra warmth to your horse.

Under Rugs: If your horse has become quite old and wants greater protection during the chilling winter months, then just try out under rugs. These rugs are used along with other types of rugs as extra layers for greater protection against cold.

Summer sheets: These sheets help to keep your horse clean. However, they are not waterproof.

These are some of the common varieties of horse rugs available in the market today. You will get cheap horse rugs as well as expensive ones. The choice is yours as to which one you want to buy. So without further delay, just go ahead and buy them for your horse today.

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This article was published on 2013/03/01