Fastenings; twin buckles with quick release clips on the chest - again another must have for me - Mark Todd rugs ticks so many boxes! Velcro and twin buckles on the neck, low crossing adjustable surcingles across the belly and removable/adjustable webbing legs straps, which I always use! As I documented in my previous blog these are helpful for a spooky pony and secure the rug in place and reduce the risk of it slipping after a good old roll around!
Inside; 350g filling with a soft nylon lining and fleece poll protection and Oscar is always dry, cosy and warm underneath! The rug has rubbed Oscar's mane a little but this is inevitable, I find rugs with built in necks rub less than neck-less or attachable neck rugs though and once these season is over when it's time for rugs to be cleaned and packed away I am going to sew lycra into the neck area as I have read doing so can avoid rugs from rubbing away the mane, along with generous lashings of mane and tail conditioner - watch this space for a post in 2016 on whether it worked.
The only positive of all this cold...it's frozen the paddock entrance equalling less mud!!!
Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx