How to protect your horse on a rainy summer's day
What rug do you reach for in the summer months when the flies are abundant and unpredictable showers are inevitable?
This is the question that Rocky’s owner, Emma, wanted to answer.
Like most youngsters, Rocky, aged 3, loves to play in the field to avoid the flies and to have a good roll in the mud to cool himself down on a warm summer’s day.
Emma wanted a rug that would protect Rocky from the flies and the heat whilst at the same time keeping him cool and protected from outbreaks of unpredictable rain – which is why she chose the WeatherBeeta ComFiTec 600D/Mesh Combo Neck Rug.
“Rocky is so active in the field and is always running around - and the rug never moves, the buckles are fantastic quality and never come loose. The lovely wide elasticated belly flap keeps Rocky fully protected against the flies and insects, and I can be safe in the knowledge that he will stay dry in an unpredicted rain shower because of the waterproof upper.”
The 600D mesh features a 600 denier ripstop upper which is ultra-durable, with a mesh lower part to maximise airflow for Rocky on the warmer days.
“I love the fact that the combo neck also features a waterproof upper, so that the rain doesn’t run down his mane on to his back. Rocky gets warm very quickly so the 600D mesh is the perfect solution to keep him dry but cool at the same time. The rug also features Ezi-Clip front closures which are quick and easy to use, it saves so much time in the morning when I am changing his rug. The 600D mesh really does tick all of the boxes for protecting Rocky on a rainy summers day.”
Don’t forget to protect your horse's eyes against the flies this summer – we have a full range of fly masks to suit your horse's needs, available in a range of styles and colours.