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The WBT Comfitec Essential Combo Neck Heavy Weight Turnout Rug is available online. It is a classy, durable, on trend rug and is available in Navy with highlights of Silver/Red at the fastenings and seams - a truly gorgeous combination. This smart rug is of an exceptional quality and is a must-have for your horse’s winter wardrobe.
The rug is made of 1200 denier ripstop outer shell with repel shell coating which is waterproof and breathable. This rug also offers waterproof properties past the drip strip. The Ripstop helps limit the damage to the rug if caught on sharp objects or for horses that like to groom each other. It is also ideal for the horse that thinks it’s fun to be a rug wrecker. The rug is filled with 360g cosy polyfill which is ideal for cold winter days.
The rug has a polyester lining which has the advantage of giving the horse’s coat a polished sheen and also glides over your horse’s back for ease of fitting. For extra warmth and protection, this rug has a combo neck which is closed at the neck with two touch tape fastenings which are quick and easy to adjust.
There are two stainless steel buckle closures at the chest which are adjustable for comfort, a
snug fit and security. At either side of the shoulder is a shaped, cupped shoulder dart for ease of movement. The twin low cross surcingle straps at the belly are made of sturdy nylon webbing with T-bar fastenings which are adjustable. There are also adjustable and removable leg straps with stainless steel, heavy duty clips which are easily clipped and unclipped. This rug has a standard tail flap to help prevent valuable heat loss through the tail area and for protection from the elements such as wind and rain.
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. The breathable material lets
perspiration pass through and keeps the rain out – a superb combination. The seams are
bound with waterproof tape giving extra protection against the elements.
This rug is ideal for people who are looking for an exceptional quality rug with amazing features at an affordable price. From field to stable, this rug can be kept on to offer warmth and comfort.
The Weatherbeeta logo is emblazoned on the side of the rug.
This rug is covered by the 3 Year Weatherbeeta Warranty for Waterproofness, Breathability and Fixtures and Fittings.
Waterproof and breathable outer
Waterproof taped seams
Cross surcingles and leg straps
360g polyfill filling
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.
Available Sizes: 4'0 - 7'3
Material: Outer: 1200 Denier Ripstop outer shell – Lining: polyester