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Purpose of a Horse Exercise Sheets

A horse exercise sheet is a type of blanket that is designed to be worn by a horse during exercise. Exercise sheets are typically made of a breathable fabric, such as fleece or nylon, which helps to keep the horse cool and comfortable. They also often have a reflective strip on the back for added safety. They are also frequently called Quarter Sheets, Competition and Scrim Sheets. 

Exercise Sheet

There are many benefits to using an exercise sheet, including:

  • Helps to keep the horse cool and comfortable during exercise. Exercise sheets help to wick away sweat and moisture, which can help to prevent the horse from overheating.
  • Provides protection from the sun and wind. Exercise sheets can help to protect the horse's skin from the sun and wind, which can help to prevent sunburn and windburn.
  • Can help to reduce muscle soreness. Exercise sheets can help to keep the horse's muscles warm after exercise, which can help to reduce muscle soreness.
  • Can help to prevent saddle sores. Exercise sheets can help to protect the horse's back from saddle sores by absorbing sweat and moisture.

If you are considering using an exercise sheet for your horse, it is important to choose a sheet that is the right size and fit for your horse. You should also make sure to clean the sheet regularly to prevent the growth of bacteria.

Here are some tips for choosing and using an exercise sheet:

  • Choose a sheet that is the right size and fit for your horse. The sheet should be long enough to cover the horse's back and hindquarters, but not so long that it drags on the ground. The sheet should also be wide enough to fit comfortably around the horse's body.
  • Make sure to clean the sheet regularly to prevent the growth of bacteria. You can wash the sheet in the washing machine or by hand. Be sure to use a mild detergent and cold water.
  • If you are using the sheet in cold weather, you may want to add a layer of insulation underneath. This will help to keep the horse warm and comfortable.
  • If you are using the sheet in hot weather, you may want to remove it after a few hours. This will help to prevent the horse from overheating.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your horse is comfortable and safe when using an exercise sheet.

Visit our Exercise and Quarter Sheet Collection to find the best Exercise Sheet for your horse. 

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