Horseware Rug Size Guide
To ensure the comfort of your horse and to prevent rubbing and rug slippage, it’s important you find the right size rug. Horseware has many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes, please see each rug for more details.
Using a soft measuring tape, measure from (A) at the center point of the chest, across the point of the shoulder and to the point (B) at the center of the tail.
When you have the measurement, remove 10cm (4inches) and choose your horse’s size from the table below.
Equine size guides
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Every horse is different and that this table is a guide only. We have many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes.Shop Horse
What rug styles suits my horse?
For an average build of horse, go with a classic neck cut or if you prefer to give them more comfort again, a V-Front fit would suit.
For a deep shouldered, narrow horse you would be advised to have a Surefit design with V-Front closure.
For a narrow chested horse, we suggest a rug featuring our Disc Front Closure.
For a deep shouldered horse with a deep neck and wide build, you would need the XL cut, which is 20% deeper in the neck and sides to provide more room.
For a deep shouldered horse with a deep neck and wide build you would need the XL cut, which is 20% deeper in the neck and sides to give them room, or you could choose the Optimo style rugs which have the ultimate freedom of movement.
For high withered narrow horses a Wug® helps to reduce the wither pressure. For very narrow or young horses the Wug® or All-In-One design rugs are good choices to help fit their shape and prevent the rugs from slipping.
A guide to rug weights
Weight refers to the amount of fill inside the rug and Horseware® rugs come in a variety of weights.
A turnout rug acts as a waterproof insulator layer, helping to maintain condition in cold weather. However, be aware that conditions may vary in a short time span. Always ensure your horse is comfortable at all times.
Hoods are invaluable tools for us to keep the horse warm and dry. We spend all of our lives building topline in our horses so we should keep the topline warm. Many people forget that the majority of their horse's neck is muscle. Keeping the neck warm keeps the overall horse warmer and reduces warm up time as the muscle is already warm and has good circulation.
What size hood matches my rug?
To help with sizing simply compare your horses current rug size to the recommended hood size.
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