The Rambo Safety Surcingle System is a safety measure added to Rambo turnouts with three surcingles. This system is created using a unique combination of Velcro and a plastic loop. The system can withstand 100kg of pressure and the plastic clip will break in the event of an emergency, giving extra protection for your horse.
The surcingle strap connects to the blanket with a plastic loop. This loop will release should the horse become dangerously caught in its surcingle straps.
The Velcro system allows for the removal of the surcingle strap for wash or repair.
In the event of the plastic loop breaking under pressure, the surcingle strap should hang on the opposite side of the rug still connected. The surcingle strap can be re-attached using the rectangular clip until a replacement plastic loop can be attached.
How to replace your Rambo® Safety Surcingle
Feed the rectangular metal clip through the plastic loop.
Allow plastic loop to drop down surcingle strap.
Position surcingle with plastic loop facing away from your body.
Feed the male end of the surcingle through and slide all the way through the rectangular metal clip.
Use the plastic loop to attach to the Velcro strap.
Push to the base and secure Velcro strap down in a straight line.
Firmly secure the second Velcro strap in place assuring that it’s straight.
Surcingle closed, the plastic loop and metal clip should look like this when in the correct place.
In the event of the plastic loop breaking under pressure, reposition the surcingle using the rectangular metal clip until a replacement loop arrives.
Replacement plastic loops can be purchased through our online store.
- 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.
- Keep blanket in place & prevent slipping
- Support fabric at belly of the blanket to offer extra protection
- Our blankets are available with 3 or 2 surcingles: pending leg arches & blanket depth
- Surcingles are placed at specific angles & heights for optimum fit
When fitting surcingles, it is advised that one should be able to fit a four-finger vertical width between the belly of the horse and the surcingles. This offers a secure and comfortable fit to the horse wearing the blanket. Surcingles should be checked often as they can ease out over time and may require readjustment especially if it is a new blanket.