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29th December 2009, 07:42 PM
Never rugged a foal before but Kizzie is due in middle of feb and im worried it might get chilly, has anyone rugged a foal that is still on its dam before, any fors and against and what rugs do you reccommend, ive seen some with plastic attachments rather than metal and i quite like the idea of that but im not sure, any ideas?
we never rugged at my last job and we dont at this yard either but they dont tend to have such early foals,
29th December 2009, 07:53 PM
and ive read them already and found them not that helpfull on what i would like to know,
I would like to know different rugs that are suitable and why people would rahter use them as well as why they would or wouldnt
My Crazy Clan
29th December 2009, 10:26 PM
Masta foal rugs look good, nice and tight, the looks well made too.
2nd January 2010, 09:04 PM
Derby house do a velcro fastening one which i think is really for for a young young foal...obviously not so good as they get more adventurous with their teeth :lol:
Anni was 7months when i first had her and she was in a weatherbeeta foal rug and we had no problems...she wiggled out of it a few times but never got caught up/hurt!!
3rd January 2010, 12:14 PM
oo i like the sound of velcro, might look into that and being DH shouldnt be so pricey, Thanks
The Little Magician
3rd January 2010, 02:33 PM
We sell 2 foal rugs in our store, one called the Landa Foal rug which is by Weather Beata, and the other one is called the Mark Todd Foal Rug which is from the MT range. Both sell for about £20, they generally come in sizes from 3' to 4' 6". Both are very simular in style, we only have both as sometimes our suppliers run out and we like to be able to get the foal rugs in when we need them.
When Rio was a foal we used the Landa Foal Rug, we had no problems with it fitting, though when he was very small even the belly straps were too long so we had to put a knot in each strap to take up the slack.
5th January 2010, 10:20 PM
b was an early march foal. and it was very cold with snow
she wore a little rug and she was fine. just a normal foal rug (weathabeata). she went out for about 5hours a day.
6th January 2010, 09:47 AM
The foal at our yard had a rug on. That day she would either wear a rug or come in that day as it was really cold and snowing.
7th January 2010, 10:36 PM
weatherbeeta foal rugs are really good and are a bargain at £20
6th February 2010, 10:47 PM
My friend has used weather beeta and the landa on 2 boisterous boys. How they have survived i don't know!!(the rugs that is). Touch wood ,even with all the foaling around(!) they've both been fantastic even though she was apprehensive at first. BUT needs must.
7th February 2010, 12:25 AM
i can recommend weather beeta too. merry had never seen a rug till last week and its roomy and shes not bothered by it at all.
the mark todd,altho too small by a few inches was not very forgiving for length of straps ,neck space.
7th February 2010, 12:44 AM
I used dog rugs on my foals (robbies had dog rugs with X surcingles)
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