Sweet Itch Rug COMFORT Neck Piece for Icelandic Horses
The neck piece is generously cut and allows the horse maximum freedom of movement, without putting pressure on the withers or chest and without choking in the throat. In addition, the soft fabric does not damage the horse's mane.
To avoid slipping down the neck, the neck piece, which reaches the ears, is knotted under the mop of hair with an elastic band. To fasten it to the belly, a wide guard is passed between the horse's front legs and fastened at the side with Velcro. In this way, this sensitive region, which is much sought after by mosquitoes, is securely covered.
The fabric of the neckpiece is light as a feather and airy. light as a feather and airy. This makes it comfortable to wear even on the hottest summer days. Once wet, the fabric dries quickly. Despite its lightness, the fabric is extremely robust.
The dense fabric reliably prevents the entry of black flies. Furthermore, it ensures mechanical UV protection in addition to the coat.
How do I put on the neck piece?
But don't worry, the parts are specially designed so that putting them on and taking them off is very smooth. Because it is so quick to put on, it is also suitable for sensitive horses. The openings are loosely cut and the light material "slips" quickly onto the horse. Because the blanket is divided into 3 components, the horse always has a little break before moving on to the next piece.
Wie wasche ich das Halsteil meiner Ekzemdecke?
Our Sweet Itch Rug can be cleaned easy in the washing machine at 40 degrees and dries in no time. In case of heavy soiling due to greasy care products, it is recommended to soak the affected parts with dish soap or bile soap. A quick hand wash at the stable with horse shampoo is also a good idea, especially because the individual parts have little volume.
Please remember to do this at least once a week for hygiene. This will prevent gross contamination and do something good for the sensitive skin of the sweet itch sufferer.
My neckpiece has a hole, what now?
The blanket is repeatedly subjected to extreme stresses when worn, for example when the horse scrubs itself or gets caught. No fabric can withstand such extreme stress forever. And it is better that way. It is better for the blanket to tear than for the horse to get badly injured because it got caught.
Don't worry if the blanket is "destroyed" or only gets a small hole. Or if one or the other ribbon or velcro needs to be replaced. We always have enough mending material on hand and happy to advise you on repairs. Fabric and ingredients can be sewn with any simple household sewing machine. If a part of the blanket is irreparably damaged, you can buy it from us.
Will it fit my Icelandic horse?
Yes, as with our Cooler Rug the cut is again so elaborate and flexible that it covers sizes 115 - 135. The determining factor for the size of the rug is not the height of the horse, but the length of the neck and back. This usually varies only minimally with Icelandic horses. Just take a measurement. This means that our cut fits both 129 cm tall horses and 150 cm tall horses.
However, we also encourage you to adjust the sweet itch blanket to suit your pony's needs and thus optimise the individual fit. The cut has been designed from the beginning so that it can be altered by non-professionals without any problems.
Sportsfreund-Studios Your Brand For Icelandic Horse Equipment
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. For news follow us on Instagram.