The rug is repeatedly subjected to the highest stresses when worn, e.g. when the horse scrubs itself or gets caught. No fabric that has to be light and airy at the same time can withstand such extreme stresses. Then it simply happens that it gives way. And it's better that way. It is better for the blanket to tear than for the horse to get injured because it is caught and, in the worst case, panics.
We only use our tried and tested Velcro and fleece to fasten the blanket or tie the good old knot here and there. We completely dispense with buckles and carabiners, which regularly break anyway.
Don't worry if the blanket is "destroyed" or only gets a small hole. Or if one or the other strap or Velcro needs to be replaced. We always have enough mending material on hand and are happy to advise you on repairs. Fabric and ingredients can be sewn with any simple household sewing machine.
However, we encourage you to customise the Sweet Itch Rug to suit your pony's individual needs and fit. The pattern is designed from the start so that it can be altered by non-professionals without any problems. We are also happy to help you with this.
If a single part breaks, you don't have to buy the whole blanket again, but you can buy this specific part from us.
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.