Rain rugs keep your horse dry even on days when they would not need a winter rug yet. Even unshorn horses benefit from a rain blanket without feeding. at Lepona you will find a wide range of rain blankets from different brands such as Horseware, Bucas or Waldhausen.
What do you actually need a rain cover for?
Rain blankets are outdoor blankets without filling. The inner lining is usually made of a smooth nylon material. This ensures that the blanket can slide smoothly over the horse's skin. This protects the fur during movement. A rain blanket can also be lined with cozy fleece. Then she provides a little warmth. Bucas Rain blankets even have a fleece lining with a sweat function. So you can put the blanket on your slightly sweaty horse and don't have to change it again.
The rain cover is mainly used on days when it rains continuously. If your horse is outside unprotected all the time, you can keep it dry with this unlined horse blanket. Since the rain blanket is not or only slightly lined, you can use it when your horse doesn't actually need a warming blanket. In autumn or spring, when it sometimes rains for days but the temperatures are still above 10 ° C, the rain cover is ideal as a transition cover. Even in winter you can cover your unshaven horses with a rain blanket. But always pay attention to the individual needs of your horse. If it shows you that it is freezing, you better use an outdoor blanket with a lining. If it sweats under the rain blanket, you should do without it and offer your horse a different form of protection against rain.
What features does a rain cover have?
Rain rugs are usually made of a tear-resistant, water-repellent or waterproof upper material with a soft inside. There are rain rugs with a normal cut, in a high-neck version or with a neck part. This neck part is either firmly sewn or can even be removed. Rain blankets are closed at the front of the chest. This closure varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. There are Velcro fasteners or a combination with snap hooks. Horseware
offers innovative disc closures and Bucas relies on its tried-and-tested magnetic closure. All types of closures have their advantages. Nowadays rain blankets have cross surcingles on the stomach so that the blanket sits well on the horse and cannot be taken off when romping or rolling around. A tail cord and leg straps also prevent the blanket from slipping. However, leg straps are not used with every rain blanket. If the blanket has a particularly good anatomical cut, leg straps can usually be dispensed with.