Both horse fleece rugs and cooler rugs are incredibly versatile and useful to the rider throughout the year in both warmer months and cooler temperatures.
Horse Cooler Rug
Cooler rugs for horses have many different functions and uses but are usually used after exercise to help wick away any excess moisture from the horse's coat and body. A cooling rug that wicks away moisture removes moisture from the body and allows it to become evaporated quicker and easier – similarly to how sportswear has the same effect on humans. When you are allowing your horse and the horse's muscles to cool down naturally you are actually risking them developing a chill, a cooler rug does not allow this to happen. They have been designed to allow your horse to cool down in the most efficient way possible.
Using a cooler rug after bathing also allows your horse's coat to dry without the risk of the early development and the protection from skin irritations.
Horse Fleece Rugs
Some fleece rugs have been specifically designed to be used alone for warmth, a warm single layer for your horse to wear in the stable, whilst others are used to wick away moisture in cooler conditions.
Fleece cooler rugs are extremely popular and are a favourite for hunting use when the weather is much cooler, allowing the horse to cool off more efficiently without the risk of developing a chill.
At Online for Equine we offer a wide range of cooler and fleece rugs, from the best horse brand in the country. If you'd like to know more about our collection cooling or fleece rugs, please contact our friendly team who'd be more than happy to help.