Shires Tempest Original Turnout- Lite (0g)

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  • $75.99
  • Regular price $95.99


Ideal for warmer wet weather, the Tempest Original Lite turnout blanket is cut deep and features a lightweight but durable outer to withstand field wear. Key features: adjustable buckle chest straps, adjustable cross surcingles and fillet strap, tail flap, fully lined. Technical Info: 600 denier ripstop outer. Waterproof and breathable. Taped seams. PFC free - ShireTex® durable water repellent finish outer offers sustainable weather protection without the use of environmentally harmful PFCs. WarmaRug Compatible - Upgrade this rug's warmth rating using separate rug liners in 100g or 200g.

Features:

  • Waterproof, breathable outer
  • RipStop fabric
  • Shires WarmaRug compatible
  • Double buckle adjustable chest closures
  • Adjustable cross surcingles
  • Tail flap
  • Tail strap
  • Machine-washable

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. 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 may be able to return the rug to Tack Room Too withing 30 days of the purchase date as long as it is in a saleable condition.

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.