So. You have those rugs that I deem necessary, like the winter rugs and raincoat. Then you have those that you buy because you see it on sale and buy it while you do not really need it.
This walker rug from Rambo – Horseware was definitely one of those buys. I saw it on sale this summer and for some reason I really felt I needed it. Since it was pouring down today I took it for a test ride when walking to the lunging arena and walking about afterwards. To be honest the rug is really well made as you can expect from Horseware. It got a fleece inside and a water repellant outer layer. I didn’t dare to lunge with it as I’m afraid Grumpy would get his feet in the surcingles. Although its nice, it’s not a rug that you need at all. I do like the way it makes Grumpy look like he is wearing a superman coat tough. hoho
On another note, Grumpy was really stiff and slow today. I can’t really blame him as it has been such bad weather and it suddenly went from a decent warmth to really freaking cold. Tomorrow he has a day off with cuddles and walks before we start training properly for the next two weeks before I can ride again. Almost there, almost there!
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:
Bucas Irish walker rug – 89 euro
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.
Pfiff walker rug – 55.40 euro
QHP walker rug – 79.95 euro (2oo gram)
Horze Walker rug – 63.71 euro (200 gram)
Riders Pro walker rug – 60 euro
Rambo Softshell rug – 115 euro
Waldhausen walker rug – 64.95 euro
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..