New Products Bags Bandages Body Protectors Bits Myler Bits Bridles, Reins & Nosebands Chapettes Farrier Equipment Fly Masks & Bonnets Gloves Grooming Girths Safety Helmets Horse Boots Driving Harness Hardware Harness Racing Pony Trotting Halters & Leads Lunge Equipment Monté Trot Equipment Flat Racing Equipment Horse Rugs Saddle Pads & Accessories Saddlecloths & Pads Spurs & Spur Straps Stable Items Stirrups & Stirrup Straps Strapping Swags Trekking/Endurance Whips & Crops
Rug Sizing & Care
All Zilco rugs are based on tried and proven patterns, based on International sizing. When choosing a Zilco rug, you must consider the measurement of the horse in relation to the size of rug it needs. This is important to ensure an optimal fit, comfort, and for ease of movement.
Before choosing a rug from the Zilco range, we recommend that the horse be measured from (A) the centre of the horse's chest, over the high point of the shoulder and then to (B) the rear of the hind leg. For the best performance, ensure the rug is the right size for your horse. Rugs should be positioned well forward and fastened firmly in order to prevent the rug from slipping out of place.
We pride ourselves on the fact that our rug patterns produce a great fit on a huge variety of horse shapes and sizes, however even the best design available will not give the best results if it is fitted incorrectly.
Care of Zilco Waterproof Rugs
Zilco's range of synthetic rugs are made from technologically advanced synthetic materials. To ensure the waterproof properties are retained, we recommend the following:-
Occasionally in heavy rain, some moisture penetration may occur in the sewn areas of the rug. This is not significant and due to the positioning of the stitching, it will not affect the performnce of the rug. Moisture penetration can also happen as a result of the horse standing tail-in or head-in to the weather, particularly when windy. This is normal, and no rug can completely protect from this.
Zilco canvas rugs are sewn using a specially developed cotton covered nylon thread. This is designed to swell when wet, to completely fill the stitch holes. It is recommended that before using a Zilco canvas rug, to completely wet the rug first and allow to dry.
Zilco rug users have always trusted the design and quality of our rugs. Customers can now shop with even greater confidence as a large selection of our range are now backed with a formal warranty that guarantees the waterproof qualities of the material, and the durability of the hardware fittings to the original purchaser. Full warranty details are included with each rug purchased. Look for the 1 and 2 year warranty symbols noted in the product details.