Best Fly Masks for your Horse

By Customer Service
on April 04, 2019

We did some research and listened to our customers to determine which fly masks are the best.  From the Cashel to Kensington to Rambo to Shires, here are a few fly masks we found that seemed to come up top again and again. 

Read more about the Best Fly Masks.

Fly Sheets for Hot, Humid Weather

By Customer Service
on March 13, 2019

We have a lot of customers in southern Florida and Texas who call trying to find the best fly sheet for their hot, humid climates.  This is what we hear back from customers who have tried them all.  They're looking for a fly sheet that will protect their horse from the bugs and sun without making their horse sweat.  Sound impossible?  Read more about the ones we've found to perform the best:   Best Fly Sheets for Hot Climates

Make your horse a fly free zone this summer.

By Customer Service
on March 05, 2018

Protect your horse with Horseware's No Fly Zone this summer.  The No Fly Zone insect repellent technology was developed with an effective and powerful anti-insect technology which is proven to repel insects.  The Active ingredient Permethrin, is an odorless and invisible film which lasts for 70 washes for long lasting protection against mosquitos, ants, ticks, flies and midges.  

Rambo Fly Buster Fly Sheet 


No Fly Zone is found in the following Horseware Fly Sheets:

Rambo Fly Buster Vamoose with No Fly Zone Fly Sheet (sizes 60" - 87")

Amigo Bug Buster Vamoose with No Fly Zone Fly Sheet (sizes 66" - 84")

How to Care for your Rug

By Customer Service
on March 02, 2018

With Winter coming to an end, a lot of people have been asking how to care for their horse blankets.  Washing and storing your blankets correctly can make a big difference in the lifespan of your rug.  

How to wash a horse blanket:

1) Use a stiff brush to remove any excess dirt, mud and hair.  Some folks even use 
2) Put your rug into a mesh bag if you have one to contain all straps and buckles.  This will protect both your rug and your washing machine.
3) Wash your rug using a gentle detergent, or more ideally, one made specifically for washing horse blankets, such as Rambo Wash.  Use cold water in your wash cycle.
4) Hang to dry.  Do NOT tumble dry.  

Storing your blanket:

Before storing your blanket for the summer, take care to wash it.  You may wish to store it in a trunk or at a minimum, a blanket bag to protect from any possible rodents or insects.  Store in a dry location.

Repairing your blanket:

If you have any small nicks or tears in your blanket, repair them while your blanket is clean and dry, before they get larger.  Horseware Stormsure (a tough adhesive) or the Rambo Repair Kit (fabric swatches and adhesive) can be very useful in your effort to repair your turnout rugs.

What Weight Blanket Should I purchase?

By Customer Service
on November 02, 2017

One of the most important things to consider when blanketing your horse is what weight blanket to purchase.  Choosing the correct weight ensures your horse isn't too hot or too cold. Always err on the side of your horse being a little cold rather than a little hot.  

Warmth of a Horse Blanket 

Horseware blankets come in a variety of weights. To make it easier, Horseware has created this little temperature scale.  A turnout blanket acts as a waterproof insulator layer, helping to maintain warmth in cold weather. However be aware that conditions may vary in a short time span.  Always ensure your horse is comfortable at all times.  

Horse Blanket Warmth Chart

0g Fill (no fill):  A turnout with no fill is intended to keep your horse dry in the elements but provides little warmth.  

100g Fill (medium-lite):  Half way between a lite (no fill) and a medium.  Provides some warmth but not a lot.  

200g Fill (medium): A medium turnout rug contains 200-250 fill.  Great for mild-chilly nights if you clip your horse and chilly nights if your horse has its natural coat.

300-400g Fill (heavy):  A heavy turnout is made for the coldest conditions. 

Temperature Chart

Below is a chart of blanket recommendations. Bear in mind that every horse is unique - some naturally run warmer than others.  Older horses typically need extra protection.  Some horses grow a thick winter coat while others do not.  Use this as a guide, but please check your horse frequently until you determine what your horse needs.

Temperature Natural Coat Body Clipped
50 degrees Nothing or 0g Turnout Lite 0g-100g Blanket
40 degrees Lite 0g-100g Blanket Lite-Medium 100g-200g Blanket
30 degrees Medium 100-200g Blanket Heavy 300g Blanket
20 degrees Medium 200g-300g Blanket Heavy 300g-400g Blanket
10 degrees or below Heavy 300g-400g Blanket Heavy 300g-400g Blanket with a 100g-200g Blanket Liner

 

Cashel's NEW 2017 Patterned Crusader Fly Masks Now Available

By Performance Horse Blankets
on March 17, 2017

Cashel's 2017 Patterned Crusader Fly Masks are now available:  Purple Flare, Blue Watercolor, Pink Watercolor and Turquoise Waves.  They come with ears or without ears.  Come see them for yourself!  Best of all, you get free shipping even if you just buy one.  Shop all Cashel Fly Masks.

Cashel Purple Flare Fly MaskCashel Crusader Turquoise Waves Fly Mask

Cashel Crusader Pink Watercolor Fly Mask


Horseware announces the New Front Disc Closure

By Performance Horse Blankets
on March 09, 2017

Horseware

The Horseware® Disc Closure System

Amigo Bravo 12 Plus Turnout with Front Disc Closure

Now Available from Horseware!

It is light, safe and easy to use. It incorporates our four V-Front closure points in a lighter, more flexible design. The non-corrosive and streamlined design of the Horseware® Disc Closure System can be produced in a wide array of colors, and it can be closed with one hand, simplifying the chore of changing blankets.The Horseware® Disc Closure System takes our V-Front closure to the next level, moving the goalposts in blanket front closure design.

The Horseware® V-Front closure is a more comfortable option for horses, and the cutting edge design of the Horseware® Disc further enhances the effectiveness of this innovative blanket closure system.


Currently available on:  

Learn More about Horseware® Disc Closure System

Rhino Turnout Blankets

By Performance Horse Blankets
on November 14, 2016

Rhino Horse Blankets have been around for a long time.  There is a reason why. With the innovative Rhino Barrier Technology, they have a proven track record for performance.

Here is what the Rhino Barrier Technology really means:

Rhino Turnout Blanket Barrier Technology

Rhino Turnouts are made up of 4 layers that each serve a specific purpose:

1) Exterior Layer:   Made to be tough and light.   Made from a polypropylene fabric, which is 50-100% stronger than the coated polyester used in most 600D and 1200D turnouts.  Polypropylene also has good resistance to water, allowing the droplets to sit on the surface rather than being absorbed into the fabric.

2)  Waterproof Barrier Layer:  Under the exterior layer is the waterproof barrier layer.  AquaTrans(TM) coating is applied to the barrier layer.  Even if the outer fabric is damaged, the waterproof barrier will act as a second defense to keep your horse dry.

3) Insulation:  For all Rhino 100g, Medium and Heavy Turnouts, the third layer is a unique thermobonded fiberfill that traps warm air and keeps your horse cozy.  Rhino Turnout Sheets have no fill, and therefore do not have this layer.

4) Lining:  The layer in contact with your horse is a smooth, anti-static, anti-bacterial polyester that keeps your horse's coat smooth and shiny. It glides easily over your horse's body as he moves to prevent rubbing.

Learn more about Rhino Turnout Blankets.

Shop Rhino Turnout Blankets

Blankets Designed for Larger Built Horses

By Performance Horse Blankets
on November 08, 2016


Amigo Bravo 12 XL Turnout RugHorses come in all sizes. Thankfully, horse blankets do too. 

If your horse is broad chested with a larger build, you'll need a blanket cut to provide more room in the chest and more length on the sides than the average horse blanket provides.  

The Rambo Optimo, the Amigo XL, the Kensington SureFit Turnouts are just a few of the ones we recommend.  READ MORE... 

 

Winter Turnout Blankets Designed for Larger Built Horses

Compare Turnout Sheets to Find the Best One

By Performance Horse Blankets
on August 22, 2016

With the weather getting colder, it's time to double check your blanket collection.  Ensure your horse has what he or she will need BEFORE the weather hits.  We offer such a wide range of blankets, it can be overwhelming to select the correct one.  We have created quick glance comparison charts for all our horse blankets. Here is the first one, including a comparison of all the lite turnout sheets we offer.

Lite Turnout Sheet Comparison Chart