Horse rugs, also known as horse blankets, form a crucial part of horse care equipment. Horses are surprisingly fragile animals for their size and strength. They are vulnerable to the elements, and must stay warm and dry.
Horse rugs shape to the animal and fasten in place. Some horse rugs cover the entire horse, while others cover the withers and hindquarters and leave the head free. In various sizes, horse rugs fit both horses and ponies.