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Does my horse need an exercise rug?

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Does my horse need an exercise rug?

Exercise rugs are excellent at keeping your horse warm during ridden or in hand work. They ensure that your horse's back and hindquarters are protected from the elements and that the muscles do not get too cold.   Muscles have to work much harder in cold weather to complete the same task that they can do easily in mild weather. To minimise the chances of causing damage or soreness, you could use an exercise rug and take a little longer to warm up. This is because enzymes work better and oxygen is more efficiently transported at higher temperatures. This is even more important...

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