I think absolutely all of us equestrians are counting down the days until the clocks go forwards (27th of March to be exact!) Dreaming of the warmer weather, less mud and beautiful summer sunset hacks! I must admit, being down in the south east of England, this winter was probably the nicest winter to own horses, very rarely was the temperature below 0 and the footing has been fairly dry! The fields are looking pretty good coming out of Winter.
At the moment we are at the very beginning of Spring and with this it brings some turbulent changes in temperature and weather conditions. With competition season on the horizon and lots more travelling with your equine friend in general, it can be hard to figure out what rugs to put on them. Constantly checking the weather forecast; That’s why we have hand picked some of our favourite lightweight rugs suitable for stabling at night, travelling to competitions or grazing in the field!
Weatherbeeta Comfitec Essential Standard Neck Lite Plus
A classic style with vibrant new colours & designs! With 50g of fill this rug is ideal for when the temperature unexpectedly drops and it begins to rain. Best for: turnout during rain or overnight.
Trojan Xtra Fly Turnout Combo
Brand new for the spring summer season this year! Combining the durable, high quality performance material of the Trojan Xtra range by Gallop Equestrian, with super breathable mesh side panels making it great for April showers when the flies are about! Best for: unpredictable spring weather.
Kool Coat Classic With Surcingles III Combo Neck
This timeless summer sheet provides UV protection made from a breathable cotton material which reflects the heat – keeping your horse cool, calm and collected all summer long. Best for: dark coloured horses during hot weather.
Weatherbeeta Green-Tec Stable Combo Neck Medium/Lite
340 plastic bottles are saved from going to landfill or even worse ending up in the ocean. Compared to traditional turnout rugs this rug uses 50% less energy to produce, go green! Best for: clipped horses stabled at night.
Rambo Stable Sheet
Traditional navy and white never goes a miss, with a soft microfibre lining and 1000 denier ripstop outer it’s sure to last! Best for: keeping grey horses clean in the stable!
Weatherbeeta Fleece Cooler Combo Neck
Sporty and smart this grey and lime green fleece is brilliant at wicking away moisture. If you’re looking for something to dry their legs too check out these Ruff and Tumble dog drying mitts (much easier than getting a towel sopping wet because you have dropped it on the floor!). Best for: drying off after a bath.
Mark Todd Coolex Cooler
Classy and dual-use, this cooler is extremely versatile as it can be used for travelling, drying your horse after exercise or a bath or even as a stable sheet. Best for: wicking away moisture.
AmEco Bravo 12 Plus Turnout 100g
Sustainable and high quality this eco friendly Turnout Rug from Horseware Ireland is made from 218 plastic bottles! The cool teal colour is a reminder of the ocean, complete with a disc front closure on the chest for easy use. Best for: turnout in medium showers.