Your Horse reviews the Lemieux Carbon cooler rug

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Used by Your Horse reader, Chloe Barnes

Used for 9 months

This smart rug fits perfectly and is true to size, the quick clip chest fastening makes putting this rug on quick and easy. It’s been used mainly as a travel rug and has stood up the job really well.

It’s a lightweight rug that does a really good job at keep your horse at a comfortable temperature. The top section of the rug, which sits over the key muscle groups is slightly thicker yet still cools and dries effectively while maintaining a level of warmth too.

The material is soft enough that it moulds to the shape of your horse’s body so it can wick moisture away from you horse after washing down.

For a little under £50 – can't really fault the price and considering how well it does the job it’s become a really useful addition to my horse’s wardrobe and would highly recommend it.

Colours Black, navy

Sizes 5ft – 7ft

RRP £49.96*

*price correct at time of publishing

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Your Horse reviews the Rambo Supreme Dry rug

Reviewed by: Allison Lowther

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Used for: 9 months

This lightweight rug is made from a soft brushed polyester material and it does everything Horseware claim, it dries your horse quickly by wicking and absorbing moisture away from his coat. Once dry your horse’s coat feels smooth and looks really shiny too.

The rug fits well and is true to size – lengthwise, it's not the deepest but it moulds to the contours of your horse's body. For this rug to do an effective job it does need to be close fitting, so the surcingles are elasticated to ensure your horse stays comfortable.

The neck cover is a good length and depth and the ability to fold the neck cover away is a good addition too.

After using, this rug dries quickly when hung up on a rug rack, or on a fence in the sun.

If you’re looking for a smart, practical rug that will dry your horse off efficiently I’d highly recommend this rug – I really quite like the bright blue colour too.

Really can’t fault this rug, may not be the cheapest, but having used it through the winter and into the summer months you can use it all year round.

Colour Blue/black/white

Sizes Small (5ft 3in-5ft 9in), medium (6ft-6ft 6in), large (6ft 9in-7ft 3in)

RRP £107.95*

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Aerochill rug

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Effectively cooling your horse down after hard work can be difficult and time consuming, but the Aerochill Rug can help make the process a whole lot easier. 

The rug has a clever cooling system, and is designed with your horse's comfort in mind and cools him down fast to help his muscles recover quickly too and aid recovery.

The Aerochill Rug works by drawing heat away from your horse

The Aerochill Rug works by drawing heat away from your horse

The Aerochill Rug has a super-absorbent polymer fibre fabric that works as a cooling system to draw heat off a hot horse and improve his overall blood circulation.

To get the cooling precess started, you need our water over the rug and pot it straight on your horse, then ensure it's kept wet so it keeps on working.

The rug has a chest fastening and belly strap to help hold the rug securely in place.

You'll also get a nifty cooling bag to pop the wet run in when you've finished with it. 

RRP £159

 

 

Fenwick Liquid Titanium Quick wraps

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These therapeutic leg wraps could be a useful addition to your horse's wardrobe. 

They're made with liquid titanium fabric to help boost circulation and reduce inflammation. 

The fabric also promotes a natural calming effect to help reduce nervousness and anxiety.

These boots work just awn effectively on dry or wet legs. 

The boots are cut to follow the contours of your horse legs for the best possible fit and are fully breathable to ensure your horse stays comfortable. 

RRP £70 per pair

Protechmasta rug review

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Used by: Your Horse associate editor Allison Lowther

Used for: nine months

I’ve been using this rug on one of my horses for some time now. Initially, through the summer it was used mainly as a travel rug. To be fair, I didn’t see huge results to begin with. However, over the winter, my horse has been wearing this rug on a daily basis as an under rug when she’s been in her stable and for travelling.

Since using it on a more regular basis I’ve seen some really positve effects.

The horse I’ve been using it on can get quite anxious and stressed – this is heightened when she realises she’s going out in the lorry.

Now for the techy bit – a special ceramic powder is blended with the yarns of the lining fabric of this rug, which provides long lasting properties that won’t wash out. The Far Infra-Red technology works by gently increasing blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients to muscles and promotes a faster removal of toxins leading to a more energised yet relaxed horse.

I have to say, my horse has been more relaxed since wearing this rug regularly. She’s recently had to spend a bit more time in than both of us would like due to my field being water-logged. Despite this, she seemed happier to stay in and hasn’t walked round her stable so much.

Wearing it for travelling and before lessons, she warms up quicker and has been producing much more consistent work, with increased suppleness and relaxation too.

The rug fits really nicely – it’s cut generously and fits well in front of the wither too - which I like. It’s lightweight and the mesh type fabric ensures my horse stays at a comfortable temperature in it.

It’s been washed several times and still shows no signs of wear.

This is a versatile rug, which for me has had a positive effect on my horse and I’ll continue to use it.

RRP £140*

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Back on Track Mesh rug now available in blue

The best-selling therapy rug from Back on Track is available, for a limited time, in royal blue. 

This lightweight, breathable rug is lined throughout with Welltex fabric.

Back on Track Mesh rug in royal blue

The clever Welltex material benefits your horse's circulation and can help to relieve joint tension, maximise his performance and help avoid injury. 

Using the Back on Track Mesh rug before exercise can help to warm up your horse's muscles. It can also be used after work to aid recovery. 

This rug can be used on its own during warmer weather, or under your horse's stable rug when the weather is cooler. 

Price £194*

To find your nearest stockist visit www.backontrack.com