7 funky lightweight turnout rugs to embrace spring in style

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  • Embrace the recent unpredictable spring showers in style with these funky lightweight turnout rugs.

    Ruggles turnout rug


    This 1200d Teflon coated no-fill lightweight turnout rug is available in horse and pony sizes or Shetland, minature or donkey sizes. Neck covers with an eleasticated poll to help keep them in position are available to purchase separately.

    RRP: from £35 

    Visit: www.ruggles-horse-rugs.co.uk or call 01572 717447

    Amigo three-in-one Vamoose Maori print turnout


    This is the perfect rug for changeable weather, acting as a turnout and fly rug in one, with the added bonus of UV protection. The shallow depth of the waterproof section means that the horse will not overheat and the Vamoose treated, deep net sides allow maximum airflow with added fly protection. The rug also features a shine enhancing polyester lining on the waterproof sections and shoulders, an extra long tail flap and three straight surcingles for a secure fit.

    RRP: £110

    Visit: www.horseware.com

    WeatherBeeta Original Standard Neck Lite


    The traditional, durable WeatherBeeta Original 1200 Denier Standard Neck Lite features a traditional side gusset to aid natural movement and extra large tail flap for great weather protection. The rug also features a reflective logo badge so you can spot your horse at night.

    RRP: £72.99

    Visit: www.weatherbeeta.co.uk

    Bucas Buzz-off Rain Zebra


    This rug offers protection from the flies, while also being waterproof, breathable and sun reflective – ensuring your horse is both fly free and dry whilst turned out. The rug features an integrated full neck, a belly pad and a large tail flap for added protection, while the mesh lining helps circulate the air underneath the rug, preventing overheating.

    RRP: £125

    Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk

    Tigerprint lightweight turnout rug

    tiger print

    This no-neck turnout from Fancy Dressed Fillys offers your horse a unique look this season. The no-fill rug is made from 1200 denier ripstop fabric and is both waterproof and breathable. It features buckle fastenings on the chest, a shaped neck and a storm flap on the neck for added protection against the elements. Other features include a shoulder gusset for freedom of movement, low cross surcingles, leg straps and a tail flap.

    RRP: £78

    Visit: www.fancydressedfillys.co.uk

    Highlander Original Lite


    The Highlander Lite rug keeps the horse dry without restricting movement. It features deep shoulder gussets, a full lining, twin buckle chest fastenings, adjustable cross surcingles, an adjustable fillet strap, integrated leg strap loops and a tail flap.

    RRP: £52.99

    Visit: www.shiresequestrian.com

    Rainbow outdoor rug


    This lightwight turnout rug is fleece lined to take the chill off those colder spring mornings. The rug is waterproof, breathable, windproof and rip-proof and features double adjustable front fastening, flexible gussets, cross surcingles, removable leg straps and a tail guard.

    RRP: £69.95


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