Plastics are incredibly useful materials but they don’t belong in our soil, lakes, rivers or oceans. Plastic waste is one of the most pressing problems our planet faces. We need to find uses for this waste to prevent it from being dumped in the environment.
That’s why we have created the New WeatherBeeta Green-Tec 900 Denier Turnouts using recycled plastics for the outer fabric and lining.
You can now keep your horses comfortable and protected this season using a more environmentally friendly choice!
How is the recycled plastic turned into fabric?
Recycled bottles are prepared (washed and label removal)
Recycled bottles are crushed, washed and shredded into flakes
As well as recycling unwanted plastic waste, the method used also reduces the energy output needed to produce the material by 50% compared to that of a traditional rug.
We have done all this while retaining 100% of the WeatherBeeta quality we are world famous for.
While our rugs come with a 3-year warranty, they often last far longer than that. We like to think of a WeatherBeeta rug as a long-term investment in a happy horse and a happy owner. We think cheaper alternatives simply aren’t up to WeatherBeeta standards and typically don’t last as long. So, you can buy a WeatherBeeta rug with confidence, knowing it should last for many years to come.
Grass…sweet, fresh, appetizing…it seems like the perfect food for equines. Indeed, it’s hard to find a horse, even a picky eater, that won’t dig right in when given access to pasture. So how can this readily available, appealing, natural forage be dangerous for some horses and ponies? A closer look provides an answer: it’s not the grass itself, but the amount of a specific type of sugar within the plants, that’s the problem.
Over recent years, much more research has focused on the nutritional requirements and feeding management of the broodmare. Inadequate nutrition can have a direct influence on the fertility, conception and foaling rate of mares. Poor nutrition is a major factor that can reduce reproductive efficiency, despite good breeding management and veterinary care of otherwise healthy mares. An adequate and well-balanced nutrient intake and feeding management program is paramount to fertility and breeding success.
As summer starts to show it’s warm and sunny face, many of you will be relishing the thought of riding in the sunshine with your best friend. In this article we explore how all that glorious sunshine could be affecting your horse and what steps to take to keep them healthy and happy.