Patterned horse rugs have become a real trend over the past few years – we’re not surprised as there are some designs that are really cute and others that are rather fun. There have been designs that have sold out in record time, while others have returned due to such popular demand. New designs are being released all the time so we can enjoy browsing online and kit our horses out with something new every year. Not only are they fun and super-cute, it’s also so much easier to find a pink-and-yellow-dinosaur-print rug among a sea of navy turnouts, so really they’re a no-brainer.
Here’s a selection we think you’ll love – or maybe love to hate – either way they’re a feast for the eyes!
Weatherbeeta otter print turnout
How can you resist otters with raincoats, umbrellas and welly boots? This print is available as standard-neck or combo turnout, or a fleece cooler – and you can even get matching travel boots or a parka for your dog!
Derby House zebra print turnout
Let your horse go wild with this zebra-print turnout. It’s super-fun and the 200g fill should keep him pretty warm, too.
Gallop Seahorse turnout
Perfect for the horse who loves to embrace his inner sea creature and wallow in the muddiest parts of his field.
Weatherbeeta Rocky Born To Roll print turnout
Launched to celebrate a Weatherbeeta anniversary, this ‘Born To Roll print’ rug is now only available in a few limited sizes – but if you shop around you’ll be able to find a few more.
Horseware Amigo horse print turnout
This Amigo Pony Plus rug is specially designed to fit a pony shape and sizing goes up to 5ft 9in. This particular 200g turnout has a 600D outer and shine-enhancing lining.
Derby House sloth print turnout
Do you have a horse who likes a snooze? This cute rug could be perfect for him!
Swish Equestrian pink turnout
OK, this one’s not patterned, but it’s by far the brightest turnout we’ve come across – it’s perfect for anyone who has a passion for pink!
Ponyo Horsewear Juicy Watermelon turnout
Possibly one of the cutest patterned horse rugs we’ve seen. These rugs are available in a wide range of sizes (3ft – 6ft 9in) and in a variety of weights, so you can kit your horse out in a fun print whatever the weather. You can get matching travel boots, too.
Ruggles bubble print turnout
Slightly more subtle than some of the other patterns we’ve seen, this bubbly print 200g turnout has a 1200D outer.
Watt To Wear Thelwell fleece
There’s a brilliant selection of Thelwell prints available on these fantastically fun fleeces.
StormX Thelwell turnout
More Thelwell – this time as a turnout and available with no fill or 200g. These rugs are brand new and limited edition – some places require pre-orders, but we’d say it’s definitely worth it. Available in 3ft – 7ft 3in, and they have other products in the collection, too!
Masta Novelty Winter print fleece
If you look closely, this print features penguins and snowflakes and will make your horse look like he’s been wrapped up in Christmas wrapping paper.
Mark Todd star print turnout
This star-print pony rug is ideal for the pony who knows he’s a superstar. It has a 220g filling and a 600D outer.
Rhinegold star print turnout
Here’s another starry option if the first didn’t quite match your colour scheme.
Shires leopard print turnout
Shires have released a new leopard print design, which is available in a couple of different Highlander rug weights, and in teal or grey.
Ponyo Horsewear Monkey Bananas turnout
This print is perfect for the yard’s cheekiest monkeys! You’ll find it hard not to forgive them their antics when they pop round the corner in their new cute monkey rug though.
Shires Nebular print turnout
This cool space-themed print is available in a few of the Tempest rugs, and in pink or blue.
Maxima Equestrian Multi Diamond rug
This diamond pattern from Maxima Equestrian is available as a light, medium and heavyweight turnout rug.
Bridleway donut print turnout
Over the years we’ve seen a few different foody rugs, including cupcakes. This tasty donut print is available as an Ontario turnout.
JHL horse print turnout
This horse print is cute and fun, and the rug itself is 200g with a 600D outer.
Hy unicorn print turnout
This rug was incredibly popular when it first came out, but we’ve found somewhere that still has quite a few sizes left in stock.
Derby House Christmas unicorn stable rug
Continuing with the unicorn theme, this cosy-looking stable rug features unicorns in baby blue Santa hats – perfect for wrapping your horse up over the festive season.
Bridleway owl print turnout
Another printed Ontario rug from Bridleway, this time with a cute owl print – hopefully the wise vibes rub off on your horse while he wears it.
StormX Patrick The Pheasant turnout
This fun rug has modern countryside vibes – and who doesn’t love a pheasant with a name?
StormX Simon The Sheep turnout
This time it’s Patrick’s distant cousin, Simon the sheep – and apparently there’s a sheep on there who likes to stand out from the crowd.
Gallop dog print turnout
Perfect for a dog-loving horse owner, which let’s face it is most of us, this turnout is available in 100g with a standard neck or as a 200g combo.
Weatherbeeta Aztec print turnout
Not a fan of the animal prints? How about this funky Aztec design instead?
Whitaker strawberry print turnout
This summery print will remind you of the better weather that’s to come.
Horze skeleton print turnout
Perfect for spooky season, but really can be worn at any time, we wish this print glowed in the dark!
Weatherbeeta llama print
“No drama for this baby llama” – that’s what we hope our horses will be saying when they’re kitted out in this cool llama-print turnout.
Weatherbeeta pheasant dog parka
OK, it’s not for horses, but this pheasant-print dog coat is pretty cute.
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