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.
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.
All Horseware Ireland front closures are designed and chosen with the horse’s safety and comfort in mind. Horseware Ireland rugs have different types of front closures to reflect the different shapes and sizes of the horses that wear them. As well as improved safety features, different closures are used on different fronts to help offer the best fit possible with our various cuts of neck lines.
The V-Front Closure has easy to use, fixed, non-swivel trigger hook fastenings that are made of stainless steel for longevity & durability. The clip of the trigger hook is fastened to sit facing the chest of the horse and this helps prevent the fastenings from opening or catching on external matter. The V-Front Closure is positioned to eliminate pressure on the shoulder, allowing for more comfort while moving or grazing. Types of Horses: The V-front closure is our most versatile fitting front and can be used on a variety of equine body shapes. It is ideal for broader-built horses due to its positioning.
Disc Front Closure
Disc Front Closure – It is light, safe and easy to use. Our Disc Front Closure incorporates our four V-Front closure points in a lighter, more flexible design. A patented design, our disc front is a quarter the weight of traditional metal front closures. It is ergonomically shaped to mirror the contours of the horse’s chest and its flat, smooth form has been developed to prevent catching or hang ups.
Classic Straight Front Closure
Classic Straight Front Closure – Easy to use, secure closure sits aligned with the point of shoulder. Double fastened for added security and is backed with secure Velcro for additional security. Types of Horses: The classic straight front closure is ideal for narrower built equines