With the weather turning and the cold frosty winter mornings on their way, it’s time to start thinking about those heavier weight turnout rugs and versatile liners for your horse.
Heavyweight horse rugs are typically those that contain 300g of polyfill or more. Suitable for use on both clipped and non-clipped horses (depending on their personal requirements), it is usually recommended that turned out horses are snuggled under a heavyweight rug when temperatures hit 0 degrees or below.
Discover our top recommendations for those owners looking for that extra bit of winter protection for your horse or pony…
Green-Tec 1200D Detach-A-Neck
Available in both 220g and a warm 360g heavyweight, the Green-Tec 1200D turnout rug has a detachable neck for versatility. Its large tail flap protects your horse’s hind quarters from harsh winter weather, whilst its 1200 denier ripstop PCR outer makes it a great option for those turned out no matter the conditions.
ComFiTec Classic Combo Neck Heavy
Featuring 300g of polyfill, this classic rug features a combo neck to prevent and chills. A staple in your horse’s wardrobe, the Classic Combo has a strong and durable 600 denier ripstop outer shell with Guard-Tec coating that is both waterproof and breathable.
ComFiTec Ultra Cozi II Detach-A-Neck Medium
Now this rug really does tick all the boxes for a winter rug. Featuring ultimate strength 1680 denier ballistic nylon outer shell with Teflon coating, the Ultra Cozi II also has a Cozi guard for unbeatable protection of your horse’s chest. Its removable and waterproof snug fit provides winter defence all the way up to the ears, whilst the memory foam wither relief pad means you don’t have to worry about any pressure points or rubbing.
Many of the turnout rugs here at WeatherBeeta are liner compatible, meaning you don’t always need to purchase a new turnout rug with each season change. Liners are also much easier to clean, and you don’t have to worry about them losing any waterproof protection over time.
Easily add an extra layer, or strip one back, with the use of the ComFiTec Thermi Heat Liner or Green-Tec Liners available in 100g, 200g and 300g.