As much as we love riding, as UK residents we are at the mercy of the weather! With seasonal extremes from Snow through to heat waves, our horses still need exercise, particularly those in training for competition. During the colder months, if you exercise your horse regularly, an exercise sheet is an essential part of your riding kit.
Available in fleece, wool, waterproof and reflective options, Exercise rugs can be selected in either a wrap-around style which also covers underneath the saddle area up to the withers, or a quarter sheet style which covers the hindquarters of the horse. Fleece and waterproof exercise sheets are ideal for clipped horses in work to keep a chill of their back, our fleece and wool exercise sheet range is perfect for the hunter or competition horse who is exercised between meets but requires a full clip and needs an extra layer to maintain a comfortable body temperature. Our waterproof exercise rugs are ideal for any horse or pony to keep dry during rain showers, available in options for use on the horse walker in addition to styles for use under saddle. A further variation in our exercise sheets range is a choice of reflective exercise rugs. With the roads becoming busier and increasingly unsafe for horse and rider, it is highly recommended by safety bodies including the British Horse Society and the Pony Club that full reflective equipment is used when riding on the road. Reflective exercise sheets are an excellent way to ensure your horse is visible to traffic in all weathers – designed in florescent colours with additional reflective stripes, the sheets are breathable and waterproof. It is important that when selecting an exercise sheet that you measure your horse correctly and ensure the fit is snug without restriction in movement. An exercise sheet that does not fit around the hindquarters has the potential to flap in the wind which can spook even the quietest horse. Exercise sheets are not measured in the same increments as turnout rugs or stable rugs, for more information please visit our page on sizing advice.