Multi-purpose and practical, a cooler rug is an essential part of your horse’s rug wardrobe.
Here are some of our favourites, currently on the market:
Stormx Original Mesh Cooler Rug – RRP 29.99
Sizes: 4ft 6in to 7ft
For stockists: hy-equestrian.com
This cooler is made from lightweight breathable fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin to ensure your horse doesn’t catch a chill.
Features include a fleece withers area, twin chest closures, adjustable surcingles and a fillet string to ensure the rug stays in place.
Derby House Pro Standard Fleece Cooler – RRP £22.99
Colours: Peacock/pink, plum/black
Sizes: 4ft 3in – 7ft
Buy at: derbyhousestore.com
A versatile and stylish standard neck fleece cooler from the Derby House Pro collection.
This breathable fleece rug is ideal for use during travel, in the stable and after exercise or bathing to help to wick away excess moisture.
Weatherbeeta Sherpa Fleece Cooler Standard Neck – RRP 84.99
Size: 5ft – 7ft 3in
For stockists: weatherbeeta.co.uk
A great-looking rug — perfect for competition days — made from a soft, breathable and highly wickable Sherpa fleece with a smart cozi-collar.
Other features include a single adjustable buckle at the chest with quick clip front closure with touch tape, low cross surcingles and a tail cord.
Thermatex Duet – RRP £175.50 (for sizes over 5ft 9 in)
Colours: 23 colour choices available
Sizes: 4ft – 7ft 3in
Buy at: thermatex.co.uk
The Duet rug is designed using two different weights of Thermatex fabric.
The top section, which covers the back, is a wicking SHR fabric that works by drawing excess moisture away from your horse before releasing it into the atmosphere. The bottom section is manufactured using the lightweight breathable KCS fabric.
By combining the two your horse will enjoy the benefit of wearing a rug that will keep his back warm while also increasing airflow around the lower part of his body.
There is a belly strap (cross surcingles can be added by request) and double quick-release side buckles at the chest.
Felix Bühler Functional Breathing Rug Wicking Mesh – RRP £64.90
Sizes: 5ft 6in – 7ft
Buy at: Kramer.co.uk
This stylish rug is manufactured in a breathable mesh fabric that allows for very good ventilation.
The anatomically shaped collar, made from a soft, moisture-absorbing microfibre material, extends over the withers to protect against chafing.
The rug also has reflective piping on the collar, a smooth, coat-friendly lining in the chest and shoulder area, a double T-hook chest fastening with additional velcro, and adjustable cross surcingles.
Protechmasta Therapy Cooler Rug – RRP £162 (standard neck), £182 (full neck)
Sizes: 4ft 6in – 7ft 6in
Buy at: harryhall.com
This rug features a ceramic-infused lining that emits a safe form of far infrared radiation (FIR).
This is a natural process which is scientifically proven to gently and safely assist blood circulation, thereby helping to regulate body temperature, support healthy joints and soft tissues, maintain healthy blood flow, ease muscle tension, support recovery and help to keep structures and functions sound.
The rug’s wicking air mesh outer allows optimum airflow, making it ideal for use all year round.
Tempest Original Scrim Cooler Rug – RRP
Sizes: 5ft – 7ft
For stockists: shireseqeustrian.com
This smart, super-lightweight cooler will help to regulate your horse’s body temperature after exercise.
The breathable mesh panels create a microclimate allowing safe cooling by wicking away moisture to avoid chilling.
Further benefits include blanket set chest fastenings, adjustable surcingle and a fillet string.