The Horseware Ireland tail strap, combined with the positioning of darts at the rear of the Horseware Ireland blankets, allow for a secure fit without the use of leg straps. The removal of leg straps provides ease of use to owner and removes safety concerns when fitting leg straps on animals that might be young, or sensitive, in their hind legs.
Horseware tail straps come in two styles:
Our wipe clean tail cord is an elasticated PVC covered cord which is easier to clean and more flexible. It is also designed to break under extreme pressure, offering safety should your horse get caught. These are easily replaced.
Webbing tail straps are adjustable and can be extended or shortened to offer enhanced fit.
EXTRA WIPE CLEAN TAIL
- Leg arches are originally a unique Horseware Ireland design.
- These curves in the lower hem of the blanket allows for freedom of movement without the addition of extra fabric or a concentrated pressure point that are common to gussets.
- They aid in helping the blanket stay secure under belly and offer additional coverage.
More surcingles do help provide a more secure fit. All Horseware Ireland turnout blankets are made with two or three surcingles. Rambo® turnout blankets are designed with three secure surcingles that gives the blanket a secure fit around the belly area. Additionally, our Rambo turnouts incorporate the Horseware unique safety system that breaks in the event of an emergency.
Three secure surcingles are commonly found on Horseware products that are cut with two leg arches.
Two surcingles are usually found on our rugs that have one leg arch.
One surcingle is commonly found on cooler and show blankets. This is because these blankets are usually worn for shorter periods of time such as show preparations and traveling.
Each of the Horseware front closures are used in conjunction with our bespoke neck cuts. The shape of a horse and their physical condition should be considered when choosing the neck of a blanket. The different styles of Horseware blanket necks are outlined below:
The XL and Petite collection of Horseware blankets offer a range of blankets that are specifically designed for horses that are larger or smaller than standard sizing.
SUREFIT NECK DESIGN
Surefit Neck Design found on blankets with a V-front or Disc front – The Surefit neck design allows the blanket to sit well in front of the wither, relieving any pressure and following the shape of the shoulder line it gives the shoulders room, designed for optimum fit around the neck across all breeds of horse.
ALL-IN-ONE NECK CUT
Combo Neck Blanket (All-In–One): Fully integrated neck offers one weight from ears to tail and no seams can protect the horse from rubbing.
Yes, you can order a replacement hood through your local retailer or online here. Simply advise them of the type and brand of blanket you have so they can be sure to supply you with the correct hood that will connect to your blanket. If your blanket has no connections for a hood, then unfortunately you cannot join on a hood with such a style.
Follow the hood size guidelines, for example blanket size 72″/75″ is a Medium size hood, size 78″/81″ is a Large size hood.
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If it is a lite blanket then you order a 0g lite hood, Medium weight blankets would use a Medium weight 150g hood and Heavy blankets use a 250g or heavy hood.
The use of a neck cover can depend on the style of horse, their physical condition and the environment they live in.
If the weather is mild with warm days and nights, the use of a neck cover may not be necessary if the horse is good at keeping their condition.
However, as external temperatures drop and rain (precipitation) increases, regardless of clip style, a neck cover will offer coverage from rain, keeping them dry and decreasing their chances of being affected by issues such as rain scald. Equal covering of the neck, which houses important muscle groups of the horse, keeps this area at a consistent temperature with the rest of their body. The use of a neck cover will also help prolong the clip of your horse.
Choosing between an all in one blanket and a detachable neck cover can depend on the environment your horse lives in (weather, stabling/grazing conditions) and their physical shape and condition. Each style offers different benefits to the horse wearing it.
All-In-One has a seamless all-in-one design for maximum security and comfort offering an even distribution of fill from ears to tail.
Hoods offer the user the freedom to change or remove the hood depending on the requirements of their horse. They can be removed to reflect weather conditions or can be changed depending on the weight of fill required for a given time or season.
The trigger of the clips should face in towards the body of the horse. These non-swivel trigger clips have been developed in the effort to help prevent the closure opening or being caught on anything.