WeatherBeeta blankets may well be one of the most important investments you can make in your horse’s attractiveness and good health.
When thinking about what horse blanket/rug features are most important to you, why not write them down in list format. You are likely to find that WeatherBeeta horse blankets and rugs have the majority of, if not all of, the features you want.
Let’s look at some of the top reasons for the brand’s popularity as we go down the list of WeatherBeeta’s blanket features.
Remember that, in addition to other great features, WeatherBeeta turnout/paddock rugs/blankets are waterproof, breathable and are made with taped seams, Ripstop and ‘Repel Shell.’
So what does each of these features mean to your horse?
WeatherBeeta rugs/blankets have an outer fabric that is 100% waterproof in order to ensure long-term durability. This helps to keep your horse dry and, therefore, healthy.
‘Breathability’ allows sweat and moisture to pass through the blanket to the outside air, where it can evaporate, which in turn helps to keep your horse cool.
In addition, WeatherBeeta Rugs/Blankets are made up of a hydrophilic, (water-loving) coating on the inside of the fabric. This draws excess moisture to it. Temperature differences between the air inside and outside the blanket then force moisture outwards, helping to keep your horse dry.
Weatherbeeta’s fabrics ‘contain’ rips or tears. This is done through the modification of the warp and weft of the fabrics. The unique checkerboard look of their fabrics comes from the fact that the fabrics feature hundreds of small squares. In the event of a rip, these small squares contain the rip and stop it from spreading down the length of the fabric.
4. Taped Seams
WeatherBeeta blankets are manufactured with fully-taped seams, adding an important physical barrier to the seam and helping to keep moisture out.
Weatherbeeta notes that, occasionally, in extreme weather conditions, the sewn in areas of the Rug/Blanket (such as the tail flap and surcincles), which cannot be seam taped, may allow a small amount of water to enter through the stitch holes.
Taped seams help to keep your horse dry, which, once again, equates to better health.
This special feature allows you to attach the neck for colder days and take it off on milder days, allowing your horse to be more comfortable.
6. Repel Shell
According to Weatherbeeta, “A number of our WeatherBeeta Rugs/Blankets feature Repel Shell.
This coating helps repel dirt and water while maintaining optimum breathable and waterproof qualities of the fabric.”
It’s easy to see that Weatherbeeta manufactures a broad and versatile line of horse clothing. You will find that their horse blankets come in just about every variety, size, color and style that you – or your horse – could want.
Most importantly, they are an economical means of protecting your horse from the elements, insects and so much more!
Carol D. writes reviews on many products, ranging from horse blankets and riding boots to clogs and backyard sheds. You can check out her latest website at Weatherbeeta Horse Blankets, where she provides information on horse clothing, including horse blankets, horse rugs and horse sheets. You will find reviews and buying information for other unique Weatherbeeta products for your horse at Weatherbeeta.
Originally posted 2012-06-15 08:04:05.