The WBT Comfitec Ultra Tough Detach-a-Neck Heavy Weight Horse Rug which is available online offers the ultimate protection and warmth for your horse. It is waterproof and breathable and has many exciting features. It is made of 1680 denier ballistic nylon, Teflon coated which makes it extremely tough and durable. The ballistic nylon helps limit the damage to the rug if caught on sharp objects, or for horses that like to groom each other. Because of the toughness of the outer shell, this rug is ideal for rug wreckers. The rug is filled with 360g polyfibre offering warmth and comfort in the very cold months. The Polyester lining has the advantage of giving the horse's coat a polished sheen and will also glide over your horse's back for ease of fitting and will help prevent rubbing.
The rug features a detachable combo neck which is attached with touch tape and stainless steel clips. The touch tape fastenings on the detachable combo neck are covered with a waterproof and breathable flap to keep the fastenings free from mud and dirt. When the combo neck is not needed it can be completely detached leaving a Heavy Weight Standard Neck Turnout rug.
The rug has a foam relief wither pad that contours to the horse's shape and lifts the rug off the horse's withers to ensure there is no rubbing. There is a quick clip front closure at the chest which saves time in having to buckle and unbuckle the strap. This strap is adjustable for comfort and security. For extra protection at the chest, this rug is fitted with Cozi guard to keep the wind and rain at bay. At either side of the shoulder is a Traditional Shoulder Gusset natural movement. The cross surcingle straps at the belly are made of sturdy nylon webbing with T-bar fastenings which are adjustable.
There are adjustable, removable, elasticated leg straps which are easily clipped and unclipped for a secure and comfortable fit. This rug has a large tail flap with a reflective strip for high visibility.
The breathability quality of this rug allows your horse to wear the rug in the field and in the stable and helps to keep light coloured horses cleaner. This rug is ideal for people who are looking for an exceptional quality rug at an affordable price. From field to stable, this rug can be kept on to offer warmth and comfort.
- 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon/Teflon Coated Outer
- Waterproof and Breathable
- Detachable Combo Neck
- Ideal for Rug Wreckers
- Strong and durable
- Very warm
The Weatherbeeta logo is emblazoned on the rug.
This rug is covered by the 3 Year Weatherbeeta Warranty for Waterproofness, Breathability and Fixtures and Fittings.
5’6 - 7’3
Lining - Polyester, Shell - 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon/Teflon Coated Outer
WHY RUG YOUR HORSE?
Rugs are mainly used to protect horses from changeable weather conditions and climates. Providing your horse with the best fit, comfort and protection is vital for your peace of mind. The correct rug choice will help to regulate your horse’s body temperature and maintain a healthy condition.
It is important that the rug fits correctly as a poorly fitted rug can cause rubbing and discomfort. A well fitted rug will keep your horse warm, comfortable and protected.
Rug Fitting Guide:
Please make sure you choose the correct size rug for your horse. Rugs are usually measured in three inch increments. Measure your horse from the centre of the chest around the body to the rear of the quarters. If your horse is between sizes, choose the bigger size.
1. Lay the rug over your horse's back. If your horse has never worn a rug before, you may need assistance to help hold your horse while you buckle the chest straps.
2. Once you are certain that the rug fits well around the neck, slide the rug into position along your horse’s back so that the rug lies flat. If the seam between the tail flap and the rug sits below the top of the tail, the rug may be too big.
3. Take the left leg strap, pass between the hind legs and fasten it on the left hand side.
3a. Take the right leg strap, pass it between the hind legs and through the loop made by the left strap and fasten to the right hand side.
3b. The leg straps are linked to prevent rubbing and act with each other to pull the rug into place. If you fit the rug well it will displace very little through movement and rolling. If the leg straps are too loose, the rug will slip.
3c. Adjust the leg straps equally until there is room for the width of one hand (4-5'') between the leg straps and the horse's thigh. This is to allow freedom of movement.
4. When fitting a rug with cross surcingles, care should be taken to ensure that the straps of the surcingle cross in the centre of the horse's belly - well forward of the horse's stifle. Again, there should be a hand's breadth between the straps and the horse's body.
Remove excess dirt with sponge or cloth. Place the rug in a mesh wash bag to contain all straps and buckles. If machine washing, remove all detergent build-up from detergent dispenser. Max temp should be 30C/85F on a gentle cycle using mild soap or a reputable or recommended rug wash such as Nikwax Rugwash in a front loading washer only. Do not use detergents or fabric conditioners as you risk compromising the unique waterproof and breathable coating. Line Dry. Do not tumble dry or dry clean. Do Not use bleach.
For best results, re-proof your rug to add durable water repellency and revitalise breathability. Use a reputable and recommended rug proofer such as Nikwax Rug Proof.