EquoIQ model 5.0 winter rug 300 gr are developed for optimal fitting and to give the horse as much freedom as possible when wearing a rug. The ergonomic winter rug for horses is designed for free movement. Our unique design features a frontal piece attached higher up at both sides of the shoulder blades and therefore reduces pressure on the chest area. The highly durable fabric can handle any rough play out in the field with friends. You can expect to use the rug for several years. A smooth inner liner will give minimal friction at movement.
The top line of the neck cover has straps along it to lift the rug up from the sensitive mane and create a tunnel for air to flow through. A common problem while using neck cover is that the horse´s mane can be damaged and will grow less due to chafing. This will minimize friction helping to ensure that the mane itself will not be damaged.
Our design is protected in many countries in the world through PRV, EUIPO and WIPO.
EquoIQ 5.0 winter rug 300 gr are made to last for a long time and can be used for several seasons which also gives the benefit of being economic for the owner of the horse. Durable and long-lasting rugs mean you do not have to buy new products every season and you will be part of a healthier consumption.
The EquoIQ turnout rugs are constantly being developed to provide a more ergonomic and comfortable solution for the horse to wear. They are made to fit all different types of horses.
It can be fitted individually to each horse thanks to the rows with 3D-rings at each side of the shoulders. This ensures EquoIQ rugs to have the optimal fit for a wide variety of horses.
Our rugs are more often being recommended by veterinary’s, osteopaths, masseurs and other people working with healthcare of horses thanks to the ergonomic design and the freedom it gives the horse.
There are 7 cm between each D-ring which creates the ability to vary the shoulder circumference of the rug by 28 cm. The rugs are easy to put on and to take off with the quick fasteners placed at the sides. The open part below the fasteners ensures that the horse can move as freely as possible. Chafing and pressure are common problems for horses who wear rugs many hours a day, so we wanted to develop a rug that will provide the horse with as much freedom of movement as possible even when wearing a rug. The front part is then individually adapted to each horse depending on how narrow or wide the horse is in the bow. Total circumference to adjust around the bow is almost 30 cm, which is a lot.
Selecting the right size of rug for your horse
Measure the length of your horse from the withers and back to the dock. The measuring tape should follow the horse’s back. That length is the correct size needed for your horse. If your horse have a different shape of the body you might need to take another size. For example: if the measuring tape measures 136 cm, you choose a blanket in size 135.
Guidelines to choose the correct size:
size 75/85 = miniature pony
size 95/105 = shetlands pony
size 115 = 110 – 120 cm high
size 125 = 120 – 135 cm high
size 135 = 135 – 150 cm high
size 145 = 150 – 165 cm high
size 155 = 165 – 175 cm high
size 165 = 175 cm high and above
Fit your rug properly
It is really important that the rug is not fastened too tight, because it would limit the horse´s movements and can in some cases cause the fasteners or D-rings to break. Leave about a hand’s width between the frontpart of the rug and the chest when you fasten it. The rug should look a little loose when it is on the horse. It should not get too tight when the horse lowers its head. This ensures the best comfort for the horse. There is a bracket for the wither protector at all rugs.
Selecting the correct outdoor rug for your horses
– Cooler is better than warmer! Horses are not humans and do not feel cold like we do.
In fact, overheating is a more common problem than being too cold. If you have a hard time choosing between two different rugs, go with the cooler version.
Environment – We really care!
EquoIQ rugs are not only ergonomic and promote free movement for your horse. We care about the environment and want to be part of sustainable consumption. We have chosen not to use fleece in our products by two reasons: To minimize plastic particles shredding and to eliminate the risk of static electricity which often occurs when horses have their coats trimmed.
Care for your rug
How to maintain and wash your EquoIQ ergonomic turnout rug for horses. Take proper care of your new rug from EquoIQ and you will have a rug that lasts considerably longer than many others on the market today. Make sure to keep the rug waterproof by impregnate the rug when it starts to absorb moisture, the water drops should ideally bounce on the fabric and run off.
To keep the rug waterproof and to avoid that the PU coating enters the environment we recommend rinsing the rug off and carefully brushing away the dirt. Hang it carefully to dry. Of course, you can wash the rug in a washing machine. Keep your winter rug waterproof by re-impregnating it regularly. Feel free to engrain it with an environmentally friendly engraining agent after washing.