Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. With show season upon us, don't miss some of these useful rugs and accessories to help prevent rubs and keep horses clean and shiny
WeatherBeeta under rug combo medium
The WeatherBeeta under rug combo medium is useful for use as a layering option for additional warmth during winter with a channel quilted finish. Made from a tough Polycotton outer shell, this 220g fill rug is breathable keeping your horse cool and dry and features a 10T Nylon lining to help keep your horse’s coat clean and shiny. Other features include touch tape front chest closure, low cross surcingles and a fillet string. Available in navy/silver and sizes 5’0 to 7’3.
Supreme Products body wrap
The Supreme Products body wrap is designed to be used when a gleaming coat is essential for the show ring and arena. Even the tiniest of show ponies won’t be left out with the addition of three new extra small sizes 3’3, 3’6 and 3’9 which are ideal for miniatures. The fit of the Lycra mix body wrap aids coat preparation whilst adding an extra layer of warmth keeping horses and ponies snug. The Supreme Products body wrap features a heavy duty neck zip on sizes 12hh to 17.2hh. The 12” belly flap and leg straps help to keep the body wrap in place but still allow freedom of movement. Availble in navy, black and red.
Visit: www.supremeproducts.co.uk or call 01377 229050
Snuggy Hoods anti-rub horse bib
The Snuggy Hoods anti-rub horse bib helps prevent shoulder, chest and wither rubs. It is made from silky fabric and has no seam at the wither. The silky bib also has a loop at the chest for security. This product comes in navy in sizes XS-XXL and is fully machine washable.
Visit: www.snuggyhoods.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 783399.
Bucas chest extenders
Useful for horses that measure in-between sizes, these extenders are available for the majority of Bucas rugs and include clickn’go closures and hook and loop closures. The extenders help to save shoulders from rubs caused by too-tight rugs.
Mark Todd buckle protector
This handy accessory is designed to fold over the front of the rug to protect the horse’s neckline when he lowers his head. Made from quilted fabric, it also prevents the buckles rubbing on stable doors and stall guards when stabled and from damaging padded breast bars when travelling. Popular in showjumping circles, the buckle protector can also be embroidered with sponsors or team logos. Available in navy or black
Visit: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277
BR under rug high neck classic
Made from 100% polycotton
with a 260 g fleece lining and 200g of polyfill
, this is an anatomically formed under rug with a binding on the back and a high neck
. IT features double, adjustable front buckles with quick release clips and Velcro closures
. There are adjustable cross surcingles and adjustable, detachable, elastic leg straps
, plus shoulder gussets and a fillet string. Available in black or licorice brown.
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