Introducing the Highlander Original 50 Turnout Rug and Neck Set, a premium and practical choice for riders who demand the very best in equine protection.
This high-quality turnout rug and neck set from Shires Equestrian is the ultimate choice for horses who need a durable and functional blanket to keep them comfortable and protected in all weather conditions. Crafted with premium materials, this turnout rug and neck set is designed to withstand even the harshest outdoor environments.
The rug is made from tough and waterproof fabric, ensuring that your horse stays dry and comfortable, while the neck set provides added protection to the most sensitive areas of the horse’s body.
Waterproof protection through milder conditions. The Highlander Original lite turnout features a 50g fill which adds a buffer between the cold outer rug and the warm horse reducing moisture and adding comfort.
With its stylish and modern design, the Highlander Original 50 Turnout Rug & Neck Set is the perfect choice for riders who demand both quality and style.
Ordering from Fleet Equestrian means that you can enjoy fast and reliable delivery, so you can start using the Highlander Original 50 Turnout Rug & Neck Set right away. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your horse’s comfort and protection – choose the Highlander Original 50 Turnout Rug & Neck Set and experience the ultimate in quality, durability, and style.
Key features: deep shoulder gussets, fully lined, twin buckle chest fastenings, adjustable cross surcingles, adjustable fillet strap, integrated leg strap loops, tail flap.
Technical info: 600 denier ripstop outer. 50g polyfill. Waterproof and breathable. Taped seams. ShireTex® fabric technology. DWR – durable water repellent finish. PFC free.
Rug Fitting Chart
Buying the right size of rug
When buying any rug for your horse to wear, fit is key, and should never be underestimated. If you’ve bought the most amazing rug with a whole range of features it could potentially cause more harm than good if it is ill fitting.
The good news is that it is not hard to achieve a good fit – here are our top tips:
Measure your horse before you go out to your local tack shop. This can be done with a tape measure. Simply put one end of the tape in the centre of your horse’s chest and the other end on the horse’s buttocks where you would expect the rug to finish.
Horse rugs are sized in centimetres, inches or feet and inches – make sure you check what size rug you are getting as a 66″ will not fit a 6’6″ horse.
When you’ve bought the rug, take it home and try it on your horse over a clean bedsheet or clean summer sheet – make sure you leave all the tags on. If the rug fits then remove the tags and use, if not, you might be able to return the rug to the retail outlet you purchased it from as long as it is in a saleable condition- check with your retailer at the time you purchase the rug.
|Horse Rug Size Chart|
|Bottom measurement (feet)||3’9″||4’0″||4’3″||4’6″||4’9″||5’0″||5’3″||5’6″||5’9″||6’0″||6’3″||6’6″||6’9″||7’0″||7’3″|
|Bottom measurement (inches)||45″||48″||51″||54″||57″||60″||63″||66″||69″||72″||75″||78″||81″||84″||87″|
|Back measurement (cm)||90||95||100||105||110||115||120||125||130||135||145||150||155||165||170|
A badly fitting rug will slip and could cause discomfort or even injury for the horse, and could result in damage to the rug itself.
How can I tell if the rug fits?The rug should fit well over the withers and the shoulders so that the horse can move freely without the rug slipping back.
The straps should be tight enough to hold the rug in place, but not so tight that they cause the rug’s shape to distort on the horse’s back. If too tight they may cause pressure points around the horse’s chest and wither area.
Cross surcingles should be fastened so you can fit a hand’s breadth between the surcingles and the horse’s body. This means that the straps are tight enough to prevent legs becoming caught should the horse lie down, but not so tight to cause discomfort.
If the rug has leg straps, they should be fastened so that the left strap is passed around the left hind leg and fastened back to the left side. The right strap should then pass around the right hind leg, loop through the left strap, and then fasten to the right side. There should be about 4-5” between the strap and the horse’s leg to prevent the rug slipping without causing the horse any discomfort.