A Horse Rug Will Keep Your Horse Warm in the Winter
A horse rug isn't a rug but a blanket jacket that is slung over the horse to help keep them warm. It probably gets its name from when people used to drape real rugs over their horses to keep them warm and dry. You can also find horse rugs that are used to keep the sun or bugs off of the horse in the summer time.
Rugs for horses come in different materials, usually depending on when they're to be worn:
- Horse Turnout Rug. Usually this rug will be thicker than an exercise rug but still protects the horse against rain and the cold.
- Horse Stable Rug. This rug is usually warmer and thicker, quilted but not waterproofed as the horse is inside the stable.
- Horse Sleeper Rug. This rug is usually quilted and comfortable for the horse to sleep in.
- Horse Exercise Rugs. Protects the horse against the elements such as the wind and rain.
If you believe in homeopathy, you should look into buying a horse magnetic rug. This is a rug that has pockets to hold magnets which are supposed to help your horse's pain relief, blood flow, circulation, arthritis, etc.
For people that don't ride horses but love them nonetheless, you can find a number of different area rugs or throw rugs with horses on them as accents. Rugs Direct and Rugs USA both have horse rugs with the following themes: equestrian, wild Arabian stallions, Wild West Cowboy, and baby carousels.
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Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.