Cooler Rug made of 100% Wool for Icelandic Horses
German Loden made of 100% virgin wool and a high neck, tight fit to neck and chest make the best cooling conditions. Our Multipass*System guarantees the optimal fit for all pony figures and easy to put on thanks to three individually adjustable Velcro straps. Our Sportsfreund sweat rug fits all Icelandic horses. We know this from years of experience. Whether >150 or <130. Why do I need a Cooler Rug?
Is wool suitable for a cooler rug?
Wool regulates temperature, retains heat, is breathable, dirt-repellent and increases well-being. It is easy to clean and maintain. Due to its protein structure, it also absorbs odors and has an antibacterial effect.
Wool is extremely breathable, i.e. it absorbs water vapor from the body and releases it to the fabric surface. Wool fibers can absorb more than 30% of their own weight in moisture without feeling wet. This makes wool as a Cooler Rug extremely absorbent.
Wool is thermoregulating, this means the horse does not get too warm or too cold when it is worn, and it does not stimulate additional sweating. Wool can keep you warm even when wet.
What is the difference between a fleece and a wool sweat blanket?
Horses sweat off faster with a Wool Rug . This is mainly due to the fact that a woolen blanket does not stimulate the horse to sweat again. This means that the blanket has to absorb less sweat and it dries faster.
Wool nestles even closer to the horse's body and therefore has an even better fit, which in turn accelerates sweating even further.
In contrast Fleece is cheaper to produce and less complicated to handle. Plus, fleece is vegan friendly.
A sweat rug made of wool dries as quickly as a fleece rug.
How to care for a wool rug
A horse blanket made of wool rarely needs to be washed It is happy if it is aired regularly and if you ensure that it is dried properly. If you want to wash it, you can put it in the washing machine at 30 degrees on the wool cycle. However, hand washing is even safer. We recommend this once a season.
What is the difference between a WOOL and a BAVARIA rug?
The difference between the blankets is the origin of the fabric. The WOLLE is made from conventional virgin wool. The sweat rug BAVARIA is made from 100% mountain wool from happy sheep in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Sheared, woven, sewn and designed in Bavaria. Considers demands for sustainability, animal welfare, social fairness and regionality.
The BAVARIA fabric is more voluminous, softer and fluffy. This allows it to absorb and release moisture even faster.
Sportsfreund-Studios your Brand for Icelandic Horse Equipment
Cooler Rugs, rain rugs, saddle pads made of wool, softshell or fleece. Our well thought-out designs display a functional fit especially made for Icelandic horses. The small company designs and produces locally in Germany. Imaginative, modern, friendly and with a lot of horse expertise. On our blog we talk about topics like horse behavior, training and health. Instagram.