Having a turnout rug will help protect your horse from harsh weather conditions such as the cold, rain, wind and snow keeping them warm and dry.
There are various levels of protection and warmth available in a turnout rug, and you should consider your own horses and grazing, and living conditions, their weight, age and exercise level before purchasing a rug.
They are tailored to fit around a horse's body from chest to rump, with straps crossing underneath the belly to secure the blanket yet allowing the horse to move about freely. Most have one or two straps that buckle in front, but a few designs have a closed front and must be slipped over a horse's head. Some designs also have small straps that loop lightly around the horse's hind legs to prevent the blanket from slipping sideways.
Turnouts should be checked regularly for wear and tear and repaired as
Turnouts should be checked regularly for correct fit
Turnouts can be washed and dried, following the manufactures directions, or
at a special horse blanket laundry facility
Turnouts/horse rug rubs are an indication that the turnout/horse rugs may not fit correctly
Horse rugs should be used for the purpose they were designed for or they
may be ineffective or cause harm
Winter horse rugs can be hung to dry when required, in a warm dry place.
Ideally you would have 2, one on the horse and one drying