Therapy Rug 

You know that feeling when you’ve wanted something for a while and you finally got it? That’s the feeling I had today. 
I felt like a kid in a candy shop when I came home and saw that the therapy rug from Bucas that I’ve been drooling after for a while had arrived. I originally found it to expensive, but I’ve read so many good reviews about it that I finally decided to take the plunge. 

So the meaning behind the rug is that the top half of it warms up the back and ass of the horse so that it will be warmed up before you go riding. I will do a thorough review of it once I’ve tried it properly, but so far I’m positive. He walked really well in the lesson even tough I only had it on for 15 minutes, but it might be it was just all in my head, so will have to try it on a couple of more days. 

Always so happy as you can see. 
X.M

Winter stable rugs guide 2016/2017

Even tough I would like summer to last forever, it unfortunately doesn’t and winter is upon us. The weather man even told me that it will be as cold as 4c during the night next week. This means its time to look at winter rugs.

One can become dizzy when you look at all the rugs at the marked at the moment. There is so many different ones, depending on what you need. In this post I have chosen to look at winter stable rugs in different prices and grams. It will start at 50 gram and move upwards.

Here you can see a small temperature guide which can give you  an indication on when to put on which rugs.

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Please note that some of the rugs below have the option to be combinated with a liner, but I have chosen not to include this info and only focus on that specific rug. However if you are interested in these, then you should check out the websites of Bucas and Horseware as these are the two brands offering this at the moment. I personally do not like it as I’ve found that the liners end up sliding and not laying well.

I’ve chosen not to say which ones are best as everyone has a different preference, though Bucas and Horseware is known for being the best in the business, but it depends how nice your horse is to his/her rug and what type of style and needs you have. I personally use mostly Horseware Amigo as these fit well on Mr.Grumpy and price/duration is good. Of course there are plenty more brands and rugs out there then the rugs below, but these are the most common ones at the moment. By the way, surprises me that neither Eskadron or BR rugs are easy to find, they are available, but I’ve looked at 10 different sites and none of these were selling rugs from these two brands. Get your game on guys.

I will by the way do turnout rug guide for those horses living outside or being outside a lot in another post.

So lets get into it. What winter stable rugs can you get at the moment:(PS.link to where you can buy it in the name of the rug) :

50 gram 

Bucas Irish stable – 85 euro
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100 gram 

Epplejeck Cameron – 57 euro
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Bucas Celtic Stable rug light – 140 euro
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150 gram 

Kerbl Rugbe Indoor – 40 euro
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Horse ware Amigo Mio – 65 euro
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Bucas Freedom stable rug – 76 euro – This one also comes in 300 gram – 85 euro
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200 gram 

PAGONY DELUXE II – 30 euro
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Premiere stable rug – 50 euro
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Harry’s Horse Highliner 200 gram – 65 euro
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Amigo Insulator Medium – 112 euro (also available without neck for 65 euro)
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Rambo Rhino Medium stable – 140 euro
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250 gram 

Amigo Stable Vari-Layer Plus Medium – 125 euro
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B Vertigo Corey – 189 euro
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300/350 gram

Vantaggio Jive – 50 euro
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Pagony Pro Stable – 90 euro
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Anky Stable – 150 euro
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Harry’s Horse Highliner
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Horse Avalanche 350 gram – 90 euro
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Amigo Insulator Heavy with neck(350 gram) – 120 euro(I am buying this for Grumpy this winter)
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Bucas Freedom 300 gram – 94 euro
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Bucas Irish 300 gram – 98 euro
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400/450 gram 

Rambo stable cosy (400 gram)- 160 euro
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Rambo Stable Plus (450 gram) – 182 euro
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500 gram 

Harry’s horse Highliner – 80 euro
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Don’t forget that overtime you properly clean your rug about 50grams goes off it. Several stores currently have 20-25% off, so if you need a new rug now is the time to get one.
Hope you enjoyed the guide!
X.M

Bucas Anniversary turnout rug 


This year Bucas is turning 35 years and to celebrate they have created a limited edition turnout rug. The rug will be available with two types of lining, one with silk feel and one with stay-dry. The stay dry version can be put straight on the horse even when its wet after excersize as the lining will dry the horse and keep him/her warm. The rug will be in black with silver, completely waterproof and come with fillings from 50 to 200 gram. The rugs will be available from October on at your local dealer from 110 euro – 79 pounds. 

My mom was always really adimint at teaching me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder when I was young. But gosh. For their anniversary Bucas could have chosen another model…. :/

Walker rugs

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Since the Netherlands is truly showing itself from its most beautiful side today(irony- its been raining all day), I remembered that I need to buy a walker rug for when I lunge Mr.Grumpy in the rain. Generally I find walker rugs such a first world problem product, but for Mr.Teddybear Grumpy they do come in handy. In the autumn/winter it takes so long for him to dry because of his long coat(he cant be shaved either because he’s a dramaqueen) so I end up spending ages at the stable literally looking at him dry so I can put on his winter rug. Yes I do know I can put hay in between, but I’m a bit particular about him being dry before I leave. So the solution is for him not to get to wet, aka a walker rug. I’ve had a look around, and there definitely are many different ones depending on what you want. Below you can find a wide selection of them including the price and links to were to buy them:

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Bucas Irish walker rug – 89 euro

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Amigo Walker. This one comes in two different versions 100 gram 80 euro and 200 gram 104 euro. There is meant to come one without filling this year, but I couldn’t find it now.

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Pfiff walker rug – 55.40 euro QHP

QHP walker rug – 79.95 euro (2oo gram)

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Horze Walker rug – 63.71 euro (200 gram)

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Riders Pro walker rug – 60 euro

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Rambo Softshell rug – 115 euro

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Waldhausen walker rug – 64.95 euro

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Bucas shamrock power walker rug  – 86 euro

Im considering buying the Rambo as I think this will be the best for lunging, the price is just turning me off a bit..

X.M

Good Morning 

Happy friday to you all.

So far today I’ve been to the stable to let Mr. Grumpy out for a little. As the weather here in the Netherlands is pretty sad at the moment he had to wear his raindress as I call it.

As always he had a bit of a roll.. Haha