Watch: Does your horse really need to wear a rug?

It’s cold outside and we’re reaching for extra layers before we venture on to the yard. But does that mean your horse needs to wear a rug too?

In issue 447 of Your Horse magazine (February 2019), Dr David Marlin explains why the answer is no, your horse probably doesn’t.

From understanding a horse’s different thermoregulation zone, through to considering your own steed’s age, breed and workload — there’s a lot to think about before you dig out that extra turnout or stable rug.

We’ve summarized the key points in this handy video:

Don’t miss the full feature in issue 447 of Your Horse magazine. You can buy it here.