Looking for a rug that could play a role in aiding your horse’s good health and wellbeing? We’ve rounded up five of the latest multi-purpose therapy rugs that claim to do just this.
Protechmasta Therapy Cooler Rug
Sizes: 4ft 6in-7ft 6in
This rug uses far infrared radiation which is a natural process and is scientifically proven to assist blood circulation gently and safely. It helps to support healthy joints and soft tissue, maintain healthy blood flow, ease muscle tension, support recovery and aid in helping keep structures and functions sound.
Protechmasta’s far infrared technology is a naturalistic ceramic-infused lining that emits a safe form of far infrared radiation.
The Protechmasta Therapy Cooler Rug can help to assist circulation, ease muscle tension and help to maintain healthy joints. It’s the perfect rug to use before and after exercise, and can be used all year round.
Weatherbeeta Therapy-Tec Fleece Standard Neck
Sizes: 5ft-7ft 3in
An ideal choice pre- or post-exercise or while travelling. Therapy Tec uses ceramic fibre technology to reflect your horse’s own body heat.
It is designed to increase your horse’s muscle function to reduce the risk of injury while warming up. It also assists in recovery after work by reducing lactic acid build-up, which can in turn decrease recovery time.
The rug also features a Cozi-collar for additional comfort, adjustable buckle-front closure with touch tape, twin low cross surcingles and tail cord.
Bucas Therapy Rug
The Recuptex material is made from an extremely fine, stainless steel mesh so it reflects the magnetic fields created inside the body.
This in turn stimulates blood circulation and oxygen flow in your horse’s body and back, which heals and reduces both swelling and inflammation and promotes faster healing.
This rug is the ideal choice for helping all horses, including those with back problems or those who are a little slow to warm up when riding.
The Stay-dry lining helps wick the moisture from your horse, so the rug can be used after washing down as the Stay-dry properties will help dry your horse more quickly.
There are attachment points at the neck and rear D-rings, so the rug can be used and secured under another Bucas rug.
Back On Track Mesh Sheet Classic
Colours: Black, blue, brown, burgundy, racing green
Sizes: 115cm (5’6”; only available in black & blue), 125cm (5’ 9”/6’), 135cm (6’/6’ 3”), 145cm (6’ 3”/6’ 6”), 155cm (6’ 6”/6’ 9”), 165cm (6’ 9”/7’)
This rug can be used as a cooler, stable rug, or extra layer under other rugs.
It is made using unique Welltex ceramicinfused polypropylene fabric, with a thin mesh outer layer that aids breathability. Welltex reflects body heat in the form of infrared heat radiation and boosts blood circulation.
The increased circulation helps to relieve muscle tension, improve performance and strengthen the body’s ability to reduce inflammation.
This rug has double chest buckles, shoulder pleats, cross surcingles and a tail flap.
Catago Fir-Tech Healing Rug
Colour: Black, navy
Sizes: 115cm, 125cm, 135cm, 145cm, 155cm, 165cm
The Catago FIR-Tech healing rug has Sythermax fibrefill, which covers your horse’s main muscle groups.
This is lined with the FIR-Tech therapy fabric with ceramic particles, which reflects your horse’s body heat back into his tissue.
This helps promote wellbeing and shorter recovery time. It warms up muscles, tendons and joints, and can relieve tense muscles.