Walker & Outdoor Exercise Rugs
- Which exercise rug is suitable for horses in summer?
- Which exercise rug is suitable in the rain?
- Which horse rug is suitable for a horse walker?
- Which fly exercise rug is suitable for the western saddle?
Which exercise rug is suitable for horses in summer?
In summer, it is not the cold that you need to protect your horse from, but the arrival of biting and annoying insects. Hacking can quickly become torture instead of relaxation when mosquitoes and horseflies ignore even the fly repellent. The most reliable protection is then a fly exercise rug. Like a classic fly rug, it consists of a net material that repels insect bites. However, its saddle recess makes it possible to use the rug while riding. Fly exercise rugs are either closed in front of the saddle at the withers by means of a Velcro fastener. Or they are securely fastened to the chest with a clip fastener.
In our online shop you will find exercise rugs for the summer that cover the horse completely or only protect the back from insects. The close-meshed mesh material is particularly light and therefore very airy, so that it is comfortable for the horse to wear even in high temperatures.
Which exercise rug is suitable in the rain?
A windproof and waterproof exercise rug is recommended for horses that have a back that is sensitive to cold or wet. It can be fastened in front of or on the saddle with Velcro or loops. Depending on the outside temperature, a lightly filled or unfilled outdoor exercise rug can be chosen. In winter, a rain exercise rug with a 50g filling in the back area is recommended.
Especially with exercise rugs, which are supposed to protect the horse from getting cold and wet, the moisture wicking from the inside to the outside is an absolute must! When buying an outdoor exercise rug, you should therefore pay attention to good breathability.
Our range of wind and water-repellent exercise rugs made of ripstop material is also complemented by exercise rugs made of fleece, which are suitable for rides in cool but dry weather.
Which horse rug is suitable for a horse walker?
If you do not want to exercise your horse unrugged in winter, you can use a walker rug. The great advantage of walker rugs is the large recess at the shoulder, so that the horse has maximum freedom of movement and the rug does not slip during movement. At the same time, the sensitive back is reliably protected from the cold and wet. The difference to exercise rugs is that no saddle is needed to securely fasten the rug to the horse. Instead, there are T-fasteners, clips or buckles on the chest part.
When buying a walker rug, make sure that the fasteners on the chest, belly and hindquarters are secure so that the rug does not slip down when the horse is moving. In addition, the rug should not hang down too much at the sides or have protruding loops that could cause the horse to get caught in the walker or even get its legs caught in the rug.
In our online shop you will find a wide selection of walker rugs that are not only suitable for cold temperatures. Our fly protection walkers are suitable for insect-rich summers thanks to their close-meshed mesh material. They have the same effect as classic fly rugs, but are characterised by a generous cut-out on the forehand.
Which fly exercise rug is suitable for the western saddle?
Fly exercise rugs are an excellent means of reliably protecting the horse from insects when hacking. However, Western saddles have a larger contact surface than English saddles, which is why a classic exercise rug does not fit around a Western saddle. For Western ridden horses, fly exercise rugs with a generous cut-out in the saddle area are suitable. It is also important to ensure that the stirrups are sufficiently cut out, as they are much wider than classic stirrups. You can find more horse rugs for western horses, as well as sleazys and tail bags, in the category for western horse rugs.