Most horse owners have one - a horse rug. There are various types of rugs available, including winter blankets, rain blankets, fly rugs and fleece rugs. Blankets are mainly used to offer your horse protection, whether from flies or from cold weather. There are also special blankets that can help protect your horse from summer eczema/sweet itch.
When choosing your horse rug, it is important that you decide what type of blanket your horse needs, but also what size your horse needs. A rug that is too big or too small can be uncomfortable for your horse and hamper its movements. When choosing the right size, also pay attention to your horse's build. If the horse has a broad build or a long back, for example, you may need a different size.