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Horseware has launched a new turnout rug for this winter.

The Rambo Optimo is designed to move and work with the structure of a horse’s front and rear quarters.

“You’ve probably never thought of your horse like an articulated truck, but the way in which he manoeuvres himself can be related to one,” said a spokesman.

“The two parts of the horse are so different in shape, how they are put together and how they move, that the only way to resolve the problem is to essentially have two different garments — one for each end.”

The Rambo Optimo uses “split rug technology”. The two parts of the rug join around the girth area to match the motion of the horse. The front of the rug can move, turn and extend to follow the movement of the neck and shoulder while the rear portion will sit firmly in position without pulling forward or slipping.

The rug has a 1000D Ballistic nylon outer, leg arches, SureFit neck, stainless steel fastenings, anti-bacterial lining and safety surcingles.

It comes packaged with a removable heavyweight 400g liner, with 100g and 200g liners also available to make the rug suitable for all weather conditions.

The Rambo Optimo comes in sizes 5’0” – 7’3” in black and pewter or chocolate and tobacco and costs £299. It will be available in stockists from 1 September.

Rambo Optimo video