Best Horse Rugs for Autumn
The temperatures are a-changing! Autumn is looming. The nights are already cooler and we’re having the odd milder day. It's time to think about rugs for our horses. But which rugs should you be using in late summer and early autumn...?
The answer is “Lightweight” rugs. As with their medium and heavy weight counter-parts. They offer adequate protection when the weather is still variable, often warm or hot during the day in September and October, for example, but dropping to single figures at night.
These turnout rugs are available with or without a filling. If your horse struggles to keep condition, go for something with a filling. Lightweights typically have a filling of 0 - 150 grams.
Lightweight turnout rugs tend to have some significant differences that can go unnoticed unless you have your wits about you!
Rain Sheets are a must have! They keep your horse dry on wet days, they have no filling to prevent your horse over heating but provide a shower proof layer to keep your horse dry and clean.
The TROJAN Xtra Lightweight 0g Standard Neck Turnout Rug has a durable and tough waterproof and breathable windproof outer with taped seams to offer your horse excellent protection.
A 50g Turnout Rug is an ideal choice for mild, wet weather. Often providing better waterproofness than rain sheets they also provide light filling to prevent your horse getting cold.
The Weatherbeeta Green-Tec Lightweight 50g Detachable Neck Turnout Rug features 50g filling to provide ideal protection for your horse and also features a detachable neck, making it very versatile. It is also made from recycled materials!
The Shires Tempest Original Lightweight 100g Standard Turnout Rug is perfect for Autumn weather, it has quality features to keep your horse warm and safe in the field including ShireTex Advanced Fabric Technology.
As well as weight, you also need to find the right style of rug for your horse.
There are so many different types of rugs that it can sometimes be tricky finding the right one, take a look at some of our favourite features below!
The Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Plus Dynamic II Lightweight 0g High Neck Turnout Rug features a high wither, offering additional coverage without the need for a full neck, it also helps to prevent rubbing and pressure on the withers.
The Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Essential Lite Plus Combo Neck Turnout Rug is made of ripstop material outer layer with Repel Shell coating is a strong 1200 denier and is both breathable and waterproof.
We have a range of Lightweight Turnout Rugs with detachable necks. The Shires Tempest Original Lightweight 100g Turnout Rug features light 100g filling and a detachable neck making it super versatile, perfect for Autumn when the weather is so changeable.