Used to keep your horse warm while inside, the stable rug comes in a range of different thicknesses, weights and fillings offering varying degrees of warmth to the horse. Stable horse rugs are breathable to allow the horse's perspiration to evaporate without discomfort and are available either with or without a neck cover. For horses that are stabled both day and night, a warmer rug may be required for cold nights which can then be removed and replaced with a lighter one during the day.
Stable rugs come in three levels of weight – lightweight, which is anything up to 150g, mediumweight, which is usually up to 300g and heavyweight which is anything over 300g. Which weight to choose depends on how cold it is - the cooler the temperature, the heavier the rug, the warmer it is, the lighter the rug.
Lightweight horse rugs are perfect for cooler spring and autumn nights. The nylon anti-rub shoulder lining and fleece poll protection of the Mark Todd quilted lightweight stable rug will help protect against chafing, so that your horse stays comfy as well as warm.
For when the cold is beginning to set in, mediumweight horse rugs should be used. Available with an optional neck cover, the Mark Todd mediumweight stable rug has the fleece poll protection as well as the anti-rub lining found on the lightweight rug.
For nights and days when the temperature really drops, the Bucas Celtic Stable Rug is perfect for keeping your horse nice and snug in the winter. The Bucas rug also impresses with its sweat rug style properties that allow the rug to be put on straight after exercise, stopping those time consuming rug changes.
For a horse that deserves an extra special rug, the Mark Todd ultimate heavyweight rug features a 400g fill for the coldest of winter nights. It also has a detachable neck cover to avoid any chills which is especially useful for the fully clipped horse. Mark Todd also have a great range of under rugs such as the Combo Under Rug for extra warmth.
Stable rugs at Dogwood
At Dogwood we have selected the stable rugs that offer the best quality, performance and price so that your horse will stay warm and cosy in its stable whatever the weather.