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hi i want some good advice on horse rugs and how many you atually need/?

i have about 12 rugs for my horse weatherbeeta turnout 600 denier saxon turnout 1200 denier, zilco canvus, two summer rugs and a polar fleece rug he is a thoroughbred and seems to need to be warm. im wondeing how many i have to put on him? and what are the best brands of horse rugs in australia victoria i hope i can get some good answers thanks! =]

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In summer I use one good paddock rug (something light) and my summer shade, non rip light rug. So on the cool days and nights they where a paddock rug and the rest of the time their summer coats are protected from the sun - because we show. In the autumn I use a heavier winter rug (disappointed with my latest weatherbeeta - the straps have broken, leg straps and surcingle straps). Then just before winter comes I use an under rug as well. In the Spring as the temperature permits I undress my neds. I haven't used canvas rugs in a couple of years, but I certainly see them as more forgiving if they are left on the the horse gets a little warm. So while I love my weatherbeetas etc they are time consuming changing them along with the rain clouds. Happy riding.
Aug 23, 2017
No offense but horses dont even need rugs.. I would say weatherbeeta is the best rug you can get. I dont know all my rugs are weatherbeeta.. Well beens hes a TB I would say put a light weight on him. I know TBs tend to be more suceptiable to cold. This is really your choice and if you think he looks cold bring him in and put him in a stall.. (if their is a stall avaible to him)
Aug 23, 2017
My my pony I don't like having too many rugs as its very expensive. But for winter I have an light weight no fill weatherbeeta, 100g and 200g Zilco with detachable neck rug. i find the detachable neck rugs very handy as the horse can cool its self down more without the neck rug on too. 200g usually used when she is full clipped and its very wet and windy. But she tends to be warmer than cold. Then 100g for in-between and light weight if its a nice day but still a bit cold etc. If you don't have much time to change rugs your better off with a canvas as they are a lot more breathable and you can just add layers underneath like a 100g doona or 200g doona or a light cotton sheet if not too cold. Feeding hay helps them warm up if you know it isn't going to be raining for much longer as well. Hope this helps :)
Aug 23, 2017
I actually have a fifteen.2 hh fat horse, as around as a pumpkin! he's in lots of circumstances a 60 rug yet can greater healthy right into a 59! he's likewise a cob! in case you may have a pair of rugs, id have the backside one or 2 as a 59 and the right ones as 60. additionally i rekon he could be a cob. yet i dont think of there is plenty distinction in a 5'9and a 6'0, so in case you theory he would fill out or get rounder as quickly as you get him than you may properly be greater useful in basic terms going with 6'0!
Aug 23, 2017
If they are good winter weatherbeetas then sometimes 1. But you could have a nice sturdy one and then a walm one under the other 1. but generally u need to of each just incase ur horse rips it.
Aug 23, 2017

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