Why fleeces are fabulous

At Ride-Away, we think that fleeces are an equestrian essential. Here, we tell you why we love fleece rugs so much and why we think they should make up part of every horse’s wardrobe.

* For travel, fleece rugs provide a lightweight covering that helps to keep the horse warm during transportation, but prevents him overheating as fleeces are breathable.

* In the stable, a fleece provides a little extra warmth, making it ideal for cooler

summer evenings or time inside on warmer days.

* After bathing or washing down post exercise, fleeces help keep the horse warm

whilst allowing him to dry, as they allow moisture to move through the fabric to the

outer layer where it evaporates away. This action means that the horse should not

get cold, even after washing, though he will dry slowly and remain comfortable

whilst he’s doing this.


In the winter, fleeces can be used as effective under rugs as not only do they provide extra warmth, there are very easy to wash, helping to keep rugs fresh, clean and hygienic during the winter weather.

* Fleece rugs are incredibly easy to care for as they fit in a standard washing machine and, when used with a wash bag, your machine remains clean after the cycle has taken place.