Two Things to Consider Before your Horse Rug Order

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Learn how to measure your horse.

The first step in purchasing a new horse rug is learning how to measure your horse. This is not as easy as it sounds, and there are a few ways that you can make sure you’re measuring accurately.

The most important thing in measuring a horse is making sure that the measurement comes from the top of their head, down through their shoulders and back legs all the way down to their tailbone. If this doesn’t happen, then your measurements will be incorrect and we recommend that you contact us so we can help with troubleshooting before ordering.

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Consider what you’ll be doing in the rugs.

When it comes to buying a horse rug, there are many factors you need to consider. The first step is to think about what you’ll be doing in the rugs.

Are you looking for something to keep your horse warm and dry during winter? In this case, an all-weather rug would be ideal. Do you want something light enough for summer but warm enough for cooler temperatures? Then a lightweight summer sheet would fit the bill.

Are these rugs going on a young horse who’s still growing? Then take into account his conformation: How wide are his shoulders and hips compared with the rest of him? Is he long or short? Does he have an upright posture or more of an extended trot? If so, this may affect what type of blanket would work best on him.

Decide on the right type of rug for you and your horse.

  • It’s important to consider what type of material you want your horse rug to be made of. If you live in a cold climate, wool might be preferable because it retains more warmth than cotton. Cotton rugs are generally lighter and more breathable for hot weather climates, but can also get soaked when the weather is damp or rainy.
  • Do you need your rug to be waterproof? If so, make sure that it has been treated with a waterproofing agent such as polyurethane or silicone on the outside layer so that rain or snow won’t seep through onto your horse’s coat and skin underneath. Also keep in mind that some braided fabrics have an extra layer between each cord which makes them resistant to moisture (but not completely waterproof).
  • What type of straps and buckles do you want? Many people prefer crupper buckles over tail straps because they’re easier to adjust while riding; however if they aren’t properly fitted they can cause irritation under the tail flap! A good rule of thumb is that whichever strap sits closest will rub against their skin so if possible use both styles at once!

It’s very important to think about these things before you order a rug

Before you place your order, here are some things that you should consider:

  • What kind of horse do I have? Is it a young one? An older one? Is it in good health? How much time do I spend riding each day and how much time does my horse spend out in the sun or shade?
  • What type of rug will best suit my needs based on these factors? For example, if you have an older horse with arthritis, then a heavy-duty turnout blanket may be best for them. If your horse is young and healthy but spends a lot of time outside during the summer months, then a lightweight waterproof sheet would be better suited to their needs.

If you’re unsure what type of rug would work best for your situation, don’t be afraid to ask! The team at HorseLoverz can help guide you through this process so that both parties end up happy with their purchase.

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