How To Care For Your Horse Rugs

How To Care For Your Horse Rugs

Cleaning & Re-proofing

It is important to keep your stable or turnout rug clean and free from grease. If you allow grease to build up it may cause hair loss on their shoulders or mane as the grease grips and can pull out the hairs. 

We would recommend that you wash & reproof your rug once a year.⁠ If your rug fits in your washing machine, you can wash at home but make sure that you use a rug wash such as Nikwax, detergents or fabric conditioners will damage the waterproofing. Do not tumble dry! You can also hose & scrub your rug outside in between washes if necessary.


Drying Your Horse Rug

A horses’ rug is like any clothing article and should be hung to dry in a well ventilated, dry area if it is removed when it is still wet or damp. Rugs must be totally dry and aired before being stored to avoid any mould or rotting of the stitching. ⁠We find the quickest way to dry your rug can be to leave it on your horse! If it is dry underneath this will not do your horse any harm and will retain the heat they have generated.


Storing Your Swish Rug

Most Swish Horse Rugs are sold with their own handy storage bag - the perfect container for them when not in use. If you do not wish to store your rug in their bag, rug racks will ensure the rugs are well ventilated.

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Turnout Rugs

Stable Rugs

Fleece Rugs

Exercise Rugs

Fly Rugs

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