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