Winter can be a difficult time for owning horses; mucking-out in the cold, riding our giddy-horse’s and figuring out which Stable Rug is best for our horse. We’ve made winter that little bit easier by providing you an insight into our favourite winter stable rugs to keep your horse toasty warm!
But Just How Important Is It Choosing The Right Stable Rug?
It is just as important keeping your horse warm whilst they are in their stable, just as much as it is when they’re out in the field. This is because although they are enclosed in 4-walls they’re restricted with ways to keep themselves warm.
If your horse is clipped, they many need a heavier rug to keep them at a nice temperature. And if they have a fluffy coat, they may need a more a lighter weight rug. Of course, every horse is different and will react to temperatures uniquely – so try to keep an eye on your horse’s temperature and regularly check them. It is important to not over-rug your horse as you don’t want your horse to sweat whilst they’re in their stable, but ensuring they are at a warm temperature is key!
Did You Know?
Did you know the temperatures drop nisigficantly between 2:00am to sunrise each morning? As we aren’t typically at the stables at this time (and if you are we applaud you!), we’re unable to check and know for certain if our horse is warm throughout the night. But don’t panic! Below we have provided you with some excellent stable rugs for your horse this winter to keep them warm, protected and even kept clean – win, win!
How To Know If Your Horse Is Warm
If you’re unsure how to check if your horse is warm or not, slide your hand down the front of their rug to the area just behind their shoulder. This is the best place to check if your horse is warm or cold. If you are ever unsure, we recommend asking someone else for their opinion!
Light – Medium Weight Stable Rugs
WeatherBeeta Comfitec 210D Channel Quilt 110g Light-Medium Weight Combo Stable Rug Navy/Silver/Red £53.99
A great rug for wearing alone on those milder nights, for horse’s who aren’t as affected by cold weather or for those horse’s with big fluffy coats.
WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Quilt Combo Stable Rug features a 210 denier outer with a 210T polyester lining that helps to polish the horse’s coat. The WeatherBeeta Rug offers a channel quilting design, double adjustable front buckle closure, low cross surcingles, a filet string and a touch tape loop to fold back the combo neck.
The Stable Rug offers a Light-Medium weight fill of 110g making it ideal for the milder weather, for clipped horses and is also great for layering. Offering a full neck, the rug can be done up during the night and folded down during the day depending on the weather. A great versatile stable coat perfect for keeping your horse warm and keeping their coats clean and polished!
A must-have for any horse owner! The WeatherBeeta Chanel Quilt is a great rug-wardrobe addition. The rug features a 210 denier outer with a 210T polyester lining that helps to polish the horse’s coat. Offering a channel quilting design, single adjustable front buckle closure, low cross surcingles, a filet string and a fleece wither pad.
The Stable Rug offers a Light-Medium weight fill of 110g making it ideal for the milder weather, for horses that are not clipped and is also great for layering.
Medium Weight Stable Rugs
Keep your horse snug this fall and winter time with the WeatherBeeta ComfiTec 600D Channel Quilt 220g Medium Weight Standard Stable Rug! Featuring a durable 210T denier outer providing durability and helping to polish their coat. With a channel quilting design, double adjustable front buckle closure, low cross surcingles, a fillet string and a touch tape loop to fold back the combo neck.
With an innovative memory foam wither relief padding area to provide maximum comfort. Offering a twin low cross surcingles for a secure and snug fit. The Stable Rug offers a Medium weight fill of 220g – ideal for the milder weather and/or a clipped horse.
Keep your horse warm and snug with the Shires Tempest Original 200 Medium Weight Standard Neck Stable Rug.
A great rug-wardrobe addition that can be worn throughout winter alone or layered, right through to spring / autumn!
With a sturdy 210 denier outer, the Tempest Stable Rug is complete with 200g quilted polyfill, adjustable buckle chest straps, adjustable cross surcingles, a fillet string and a tail flap. This rug is a great tackroom addition for those unexpected colder days. You can also double-rug with another rug to add that extra layer of warmth.
Heavy Weight Stable Rugs
The WeatherBeeta ComfiTec Heavyweight rug is ideal for those horse’s needed that added-extra to stay warm in the winter. The rug features a tough and durable 600 denier polypropylene outer. With a 210T polyester lining that helps to polish the horse’s coat – what more could you want!
Featuring easy to use Ezi-clip front fastenings. Also offering a memory foam wither pad that helps to lift the rug off the withers. Also helping to contour to the horse’s shape to help optimise comfort and reduce rubbing.
The Stable Rug offers a detach-a-neck design for great flexibility in the changing weather temperatures. The Rug also offers low cross surcingles and a traditional front shoulder gusset for freedom of movement. With touch tape fastening to the neck for ease of use. The Stable Rug offers a warm 360g polyfill making it ideal for the winter months and horses that are clipped.
A heavyweight rug is for those horse’s that are more sensitive to the colder temperatures. The Shires Tempest Heavyweight Stable Rug is perfect for keeping your horse warm and comfortable. With a 210 denier outer, the Tempest is high-quality with durable fabric to help prevent damage and be long-lasting. (A great rug for those horse’s who have a tendency to be destructive!)
The Shires Tempest has been stuffed with 300g of quilted polyfill, giving your horse that duvet feel! With a thick insulation, this rug will ensure the heat with stay in through the night. This is a great rug if you find rugs sometimes rub away your horse’s mane. With an anti-rug wither pad, it provides comfort whilst ensuring your horse’s mane stays put! The rug also offers adjustable cross surcingles, adjustable chest straps, fillet tail strings and a tail flat.
What type of rug does your horse need over winter? Let us know if the comments. We’d also love to know which rug you’ll be getting your hands on this season…