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# i need help buying my horse a rug.. what does 5.9 6.0 6.3 etc mean.. pls help.?

ive been looking online but i have no idea what size to get him.. he is a pacer or a trotter, standard bred// i think 19hands..all the rugs ive found online say 5.9 6.0 etc.. how do i know what.what my horse is?

rugs are sized in feet and inches, and are measured from the centre of his chest to the point of his rump, this will give you a feet and inches length for the length of the rug. they are usually sized in 3 inches, so 5'9, 6, 6'3, 6'6 etc. from the photos he looks to be about 16 hands - he's gorgeous by the way - and not too long, so he will probably need something between a 6 and a 6'6. it's better to have them slightly too long than too short. my tb is massive, he's 17.1 and really long and stringy and he wears a 7' and sometimes a 7'3 rug depending on the make. it's great because they are the ones that are always on sale because no one ever buys them. :)
Aug 23, 2017
haha 19hh is absolutely huge!!!!! as for 5'9 6'0 etc, that just means the length of the rug in feet and inches e.g 5 foot 9 inches. This measurement is taken from the front corner of the rug to the back corner. My horse is 15.2hh and I put him in a 6 foot rug, if thats any help. You need to find out the correct size of your horse to get the right sized rug. To measure him, just measure from the ground to the top of his withers (the nobbly part at the base of his neck) There's 4 inches to every hand. Use this formula to determine his height in hands: height in inches divided by 4 Hope this helps
Aug 23, 2017
19 hands? You need to take a tape measure and measure in feet and inches from the centre of the horse's chest to the base of the tail. Go round his widest part. Different builds of horse need different lengths, depending on their build, shape etc and of course the cut of the rug influences the fit of the rug.
Aug 23, 2017
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Aug 23, 2017
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