Here a Rug Size to Help You Find The Right Size For You Equine Friend.
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Buying the right size of rug
When buying any rug for your horse to wear you should never be underestimated how important a good fit is. If you’ve bought the most amazing rug with a whole range of features it could potentially cause more harm than good if it doesn't fit right.
But do not worry is not hard to achieve a good fit , you just need to measure your equine friend. Simply put a measuring tape at the base of the horse neck, up along the center of your horse’s chest and to the horse's buttocks where you would expect the rug to finish.
We Ask When you've bought the rug, take it home and try it on your horse over a clean bedsheet or clean summer sheet.
How can I tell if the rug fits?
The rug should fit well over the withers and the shoulders so that the horse can move freely without the rug slipping back.
The straps should be tight enough to hold the rug in place, but not so tight that they cause the rug’s shape to distort on the horse’s back. If too tight they may cause pressure points around the horse’s chest and wither area.
Cross surcingles should be fastened so you can fit a hand’s breadth between the surcingles and the horse’s body. This means that the straps are tight enough to prevent legs becoming caught should the horse lie down, but not so tight to cause discomfort.
If the rug has leg straps, they should be fastened so that the left strap is passed around the left hind leg and fastened back to the left side. The right strap should then pass around the right hind leg, loop through the left strap, and then fasten to the right side. There should be about 4-5” between the strap and the horse’s leg to prevent the rug slipping without causing the horse any discomfort.