Protecting Your Horse from the Elements with WeatherBeeta Horse Turnout Rugs
As horse owners, we know the importance of ensuring our four-legged friends are comfortable and always cared for. But when it comes to extreme weather conditions, such as cold and wet weather, it can be challenging to keep our horses warm and dry. That's why using horse turnout rugs can be an excellent solution. Not only do they help protect against the elements, but they also offer numerous benefits that we'll explore in this blog post.
Provides Extra Layers of Protection
One of the main reasons why using horse turnout rugs is beneficial is because they provide an extra layer of protection against the elements. When the temperature drops, or rain starts to pour, horses are more susceptible to illness and discomfort. By using a turnout rug, you're creating a barrier between your horse and the harsh weather, which can help prevent problems such as hypothermia, pneumonia, and rain rot. The Plus Dynamic II range is the perfect choice, with its super strong and durable 1200 denier triple weave outer shell with repel shell coating that is both waterproof and breathable during unexpected and heavy downpours.
Comfortable and Adjustable Fit
Horse turnout rugs are designed to fit horses comfortably, allowing them to move freely while also providing warmth and protection. Plus, with adjustable straps and buckles, you can tailor the fit to suit your horse's size and shape, ensuring optimal comfort. With its Freedom system featuring cupped shoulder dart with forward positioned gusset for the ultimate freedom of movement, and elasticated, adjustable & removable leg straps for a secure and comfortable fit, the Premier Free II offers the perfect balance of features to keep your horse comfortable. This is particularly important if you have a horse with health issues or injuries, as a well-fitted turnout rug can help them feel more comfortable and aid in their recovery.
Great for Easy Maintenance
Another significant benefit of using horse turnout rugs is that they are easy to maintain. Unlike blankets or sheets, which need to be washed regularly to keep them clean and fresh, turnout rugs are designed to be hard-wearing and durable, making them perfect for use in outdoor environments. The WeatherBeeta Ultra range offers the ultimate in durability, with its 1680 denier ballistic nylon outer shell with Teflon coating that is both waterproof & breathable. Once your turnout rug becomes dirty or wet, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or hose it off, and it’s ready to use again.
Versatile and Suitable for all Seasons
Horse turnout rugs are not just for cold and wet weather. There are many different types of rugs available that cater to different seasons and weather conditions. For example, lightweight turnout rugs are perfect for use during spring and autumn when the weather is mild, while heavyweight rugs are great for use in the winter months when temperatures drop below freezing. The WeatherBeeta Liner system is offers the ultimate in versatility, allowing you to add up to an extra 300g to your standard turnout rug.
Finally, investing in a top-quality horse turnout rug may seem like an added expense, but it's worth keeping in mind that it's a cost-effective solution in the long run. We are so proud of the durability and longevity of our turnout rugs, that each one comes with the WeatherBeeta 3-year warranty as standard. Not only will your turnout rug help prevent costly vet bills that can arise from illness or injury caused by extreme weather conditions, but it can also extend the life of your horse's outdoor wear and other equipment.
Horse turnout rugs are an excellent investment for horse owners looking to protect their horses from the elements and offer optimal comfort and care. Whether it's cold and wet outside or mild and breezy, turnout rugs provide an extra layer of insulation that can aid in keeping horses healthy and happy all year round. So, whether you're a seasoned equestrian or a hobbyist, it's worth considering investing in a reliable turnout rug to help protect your horse from whatever Mother Nature throws your way.