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Horse Blanket shopping is exciting and fun, but it can also be a daunting and expensive task. With so many different styles, weights and technical terms, it can be tough to know where to begin. But here at Snuggy Hoods, we love to make it easier for you to take great care of your horse.

"Look after the pennies and the dollars will look after themselves"

With that in mind, I wanted to highlight to you how Snuggy Jams can diversify and be used for a number of different purposes.

Horse Cooler Blanket/ Anti-Sweat Sheet

They are placed on a sweaty or freshly bathed horse to keep chill away while the horses coat dries. Anti-sweat sheets should be monitored during use as the fibers can become saturated if a horse is extremely wet. Once this happens, the sheet should be replaced with another anti-sweat sheet or a cooler if the horse is not dry. In very cold temperatures, you may want to layer a cooler on top of an anti-sweat sheet.

Horse Dress/ Show Sheet

They are typically made of fleece of wool, and come in a variety of colors and plaids. They are often perfect for use as a cooler, blanket liner, or keeping a horse comfortable during cool weather transport, too. Dress sheets usually have minimal fastenings, such as a single chest buckle, a single belly surcingle and a tail cord.

Horse Stable Sheet

A fitted garment intended only to help keep the horse clean and dust free. They can be made from an array of lightweight fabrics, from cotton to fleece to polypropelene, which is somewhat moisture-resistant.

Additional Winter Warmth/ Under Rug

A blanket to provide additional warmth throughout the cold winter days and nights. A blanket which is suitable to use as an additional layer usually placed under a stable blanket or turnout rug. Generally made from a cosy & comfortable material such as fleece.

Full Neck Rug/ Neck Covers

The decision to use a neck cover should be made on a case-by-case basis and with individual care as over-heating can occur. Neck covers and hoods are often used on horses in frigid climates that are full body clipped. The Jams Rug Horse Hood is optional and also detachable using strong velcro so an ideal extra if required.

Snuggy Jams not only fit all of the purposes listed above but they do also prevent the winter coat from growing and ruining the summer sheen we work so hard all summer to achieve. The Snuggy Jams Rug is made from the softest, cosy polar fleece covering body and belly. It is elasticated at wither and chest and around the rear for a close yet comfortable fit. Teamed with the Snuggy Jams Hood the Snuggy Jams Set provides ultimate coverage for winter warmth.