Does my horse need an exercise sheet?
Why do I need one? You need to use an Exercise Sheet if your horse is fully clipped, thin skinned, suffers from the cold or you simply want to keep him dry when it rains. Normal rugs cannot be used as they’re not designed to be worn when riding – they hang too low, slip down and cause problems.
What are horse exercise sheets for?
A horse exercise sheet is a light rug designed to be worn while riding. It is intended to protect the horse’s sensitive kidney area from draughts and cold temperatures.
What size quarter sheet does my horse need?
Sizing Quarter Sheets This sizing is generally appropriate for horses that require a 76, 78, 80 or 82 size blanket but may be too large for smaller horses. You can order a custom exercise rug according to a pair of standard blanket sizes, such as 74/76 or 78/80.
Do you use a Numnah with an exercise sheet?
Well-Known Member. Numnah, quarter sheet, saddle, tuck into gullet, fold up corners, girth up, simple, shouldn’t move. Quarter sheets are different to exercise sheets, shorter and smaller to cover the loins not the entire back end.
How should an exercise sheet fit a horse?
The exercise sheet should be fitted with a fillet string so it can’t blow around on the horse’s back. To find out the correct size of exercise sheet for your horse, measure from the highest point of your horse’s withers to the root of the tail with a soft tape measure.
How do you exercise a horse?
The best way to get horses moving is to turn them out to graze with other horses. They will then walk steadily for several hours. This is the most ideal form of basic exercise for a horse.
What is the point of a quarter sheet?
Quarter sheets, also called exercise rugs, are used while longeing or riding horses during cold weather to keep a horse warm during warm-up and during active work to prevent rapid muscle cooling which can lead to chilling and cramping.