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Please answer this question about horse rugs! please?

Does anyone know the daily care of horse rugs? Like what to check for. Thanks..x

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Daily care of rugs. My horse is in at night (weathers cold) and wears two rugs. In the morning I tie him up out side his box for breakfast the when I remove his rugs I shake them out, turn them inside out and hang in the yard to air through and if necessary dry off the pooey bits. Later that can be brushed off.. Check that the straps are in good working order also the buckles at the front. If he goes out during the day he wears his heavy waterproof rug with a neck piece and due to wetness after all the snow it gets plastered with mud from rolling. The mud dries out during the course of the day and when he comes in, it can be brushed off while he is still wearing it.. If it's wet still, hang it up to dry in a shed if possible but not near your tack as the dampness isn't good for leather. Check it all round for rips, tears and loose buckles/straps etc. When a horse starts to shed his winter coat, your work will really start! All those hairs to brush off the inside of the rug. I use a rubber curry comb or a pair of damp rubber gloves and then a good shake and hang to air out. Different rugs for different times of year - some of the lightweight ones can be put in the home washing machine once a week. When the summer arrives, get all the heavy weight ones professionally cleaned and re-proofed. Well worth the money.
Aug 23, 2017
When u take the rug off, just check there is no rips on it. Or maybe blood, cuz ur horse may of caught it's self. XxX
Aug 23, 2017
Brush off the mud and caked hair. I use an old scrub brush. Check that your straps are secure. If there is poop on the rear, you can surface scrub just that area without soaking through or getting the rest of the blanket wet. More importantly, check the wear spots on the horse, at the withers and shoulders where the blanket can create sores.
Aug 23, 2017
Tears, broken straps, leaks if turnout rug. Rug is on horse straight, horses love to roll. Horse isn't too hot or too cold.
Aug 23, 2017
I usually take them outside and shake them out and check them over to make sure there arentn rips or anything
Aug 23, 2017

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