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whats the difference between turnout and stable rugs?

whats the difference between them, also can i turnout my mare in her medium weight stable rug just while its mild before i get my heavyweight turnout rug...what would happen to the stablerug?WHATS THE DIFFERENCE...is it like the material or something?rly confused

Answer:

a stable rug is for use indoors. they are not waterproof and are made from softer materials. and outdoor rug is waterproff and is designed to allow movement. they are tougher too so the horse doesn't rip it. when you turn the horse out, tae the stable rug off her and put the outdoor on her. do not just layer them, and do not put a horse out in a rug that is not an outdoor rug because they soak up water - imagine standing al day in soaking wet clothes. it can cause all sorts of problems.
Aug 23, 2017
What differentiates blankets are three things; the denier, how the blanket is woven (the shape of the fabric (Weatherbeeta uses diamonds, Rambo are tiny tiny squares, and other brands are large squares) and the fill. IF you READ what both of those blankets say they are both 200g fill. Which is the same exact thing. In America, 200g is considered a midweight blanket. The first link is their older model. The second link was last year's model (which is now being discontinued for this coming year's new model). Shires blankets have one of the highest deniers on the market, and they use balistic nylon (so virtually indestructible). The oh so beloved Rambo brand only goes up to a 1680, but most of their blankets average 1200D. Definitions of blankets: Sheet - NO FILL, Turnout Light - 100G fill, turnout, also known as a California light Medium - 200G fill, turnout Heavy - 300G-500G depending on the country. Stable blankets, sheets, rugs, whatever, are meant for the stable. Like the name insinuates. People call blankets whatever they want. To each person a rug may mean something different. A sheet is not a light, because a light would have fill.
Aug 23, 2017
Medium Weight Stable Rugs
Aug 23, 2017
Turnout rugs are usually waterproof and have leg straps to keep them from getting shifted when the horse runs and plays.
Aug 23, 2017
Stable rug is not waterproof and not very tough material. Turnout rug is made of tougher, waterproof material.
Aug 23, 2017

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