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Buying the right size of rug for your horse or pony

When you buy any rug for your horse or pony, the fit is key. If you’ve bought the most amazing rug with a whole range of fancy features it could potentially cause more harm than good if it is not the right fit.

Buying the right size of rug for your horse or pony

When you buy any rug for your horse or pony, the fit is key. If you’ve bought the most amazing rug with a whole range of fancy features it could potentially cause more harm than good if it is not the right fit.

 

Here are some tips to ensure the right fit blanket for your horse

 

  • Measure your horse before you go out to your local tack shop. This can be done with a tape measure. Simply put one end of the tape in the centre of your horse’s chest and the other end on the horse’s buttocks (Look at the picture provided for clarity) where you would expect the rug to finish.

 

  • Horse rugs are sized in centimetres, inches or feet and inches
  • - make sure you check what size rug you are getting as a 66” will not fit a 6’6” horse.
     
  • When you’ve bought the rug, take it home and try it on your horse over a clean bedsheet or clean summer sheet- make sure you leave all the tags on. If the rug fits then remove the tags and use, if not, you will be be able to return the rug to Tack and Tuck as long as it is in a saleable condition.