Whether it's the height of summer or the middle of winter the British weather can be tough for horses and ponies turned out in the field which is why we stock a large range of turnout rugs for horses at a variety of weights to suit.
Selecting the most suitable rug for your horse can be a challenge especially with so many on the market. Here at Horse Direct, we split our selection into lightweight turnouts which range from 0g to 150g, mediumweight turnouts 150g to 250g and heavyweight turnouts 250g+ the weight of rug your horse needs depends on a number of factors such as the amount of shelter in their field, their breed and whether they are clipped or not. It is also important to remember that horses and ponies are more tolerant of temperature than humans and their coats are naturally designed to deal with rain and snow which is why it is not recommended to bath a horse or pony which is turned out year-round as this removes the grease from their coats and makes them more vulnerable to the cold.
If you are not sure which turnout rug is most suitable for your horse, our team are more than happy to help with plenty of experience with various breeds so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.