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Bucas Smartex Rain Pony Turnout Rug
The Bucas Smartex Rain Turnout rug is made using two technically advanced layers of fabric. This allows your horse to remain comfortable through a much larger temperature range compared to other similar rugs.
The lining is made from Stay-Dry fleece and acts in the same way as a sweat rug. It can be placed directly on a wet or sweaty pony and the lining will quickly transfer moisture away, leaving the horse dry and avoiding unnecessary rug changes. The lining is also treated with an "Anti-Microbial" treatment which helps protect the lining against the growth of a range of micro-organisms including Bacteria, Fungi and Mites.
The Smartex also features a ballistic nylon outer which is not only incredibly strong but also has a waterproof breathable coating.
Another feature is the Bucas ‘Click n Go’ closure system which uses a patented Stainless Steel buckle that can be closed and opened easily in one movement. In addition, it has Velcro panels and straps to ensure the rug remains securely fastened and is well padded to ensure complete comfort for your horse.
The Smartex has shoulder darts to allow for extra room and movement and the shoulder areas are also lined with soft nylon to prevent rubs. It is designed with an overlapping front to provide the optimum fit and maximum comfort. It comes with cross-surcingles and detachable elastic leg straps, a tail flap for added protection and reflective piping around the edge of the rug.
Available in sizes UK 4'9” - 5'3” / EU 105 - 120
Lisa’s notes: I’m a great fan of Bucas rugs as I’ve used them for years and the quality and fit is fantastic. I find that Bucas is one of the few companies that design the rugs to fit ponies properly. In the past, we have found from experience that many brands just chop down their rugs to fit the ponies lengthwise but do not consider the front and as a result, many fit poorly and end up slipping back and creating rubs on the withers. Bucas have designed the front so that it overlaps and is almost square around the neck and fits snugly around the shoulders. I have many clients that will only use Bucas now and the pony rugs have a huge following as they have all the same technical features as the horse rugs. I love the Smartex range for the ability to be able to throw them onto a wet pony knowing they will wick away the moisture and leaving them dry underneath. This is a great advantage for anyone who has horses who live out or during the winter when you finish riding late and don’t want to be hanging around the stables for hours waiting to swap the rugs over! This particular rug is ideal for those ponies that need a waterproof rug but without having too much weight to it. The ballistic outer material also makes these rugs very strong and they withstand much more abuse than the ordinary denier ones. I’m not saying that if you have a rug ripper of a pony that it will be completely indestructible but as someone whose hedgerows contain gorse they do seem to have survived extremely well! These rugs are not cheap but they are extremely well made with all Stainless Steel fittings and as with all Smartex and Bucas Power rugs they come with a 2 year guarantee against any manufacturing or material faults which can be extended to 3 years via the Bucas website. We do try to keep a large stock of them in the most popular sizes but if your size is not showing in the stock list please do call to check estimated delivery dates. We can normally get them from the manufacturer within the week if they have available stock but please do phone if you need further assistance.
In addition, there is a combi neck cover with stay dry lining that can be attached via Velcro panels on each side of the neck to give you complete flexibility depending on the weather. (Available for 5’0” and 5’3” rugs only) at an additional cost of £55.