Size guide: Horse Rugs

Tips for rug fitting

  • Horse rug sizes go up in three inch increments.
  • In the UK, your horse should be measured from the centre of the chest along the body to the rear end, where you expect the rug to finish.
  • Measuring your horse before purchasing a rug and taking into account the horse breed, build and condition will all help to make sure you get the best possible fitting rug for your horse.
  • When measuring for an exercise sheet, measure from the withers to the tail.

European sizes are measured from the top of the horse withers to tail (cm)

UK/USA/Australian sizes are measured at the bottom of the horse from the centre of the chest to the rear. (inches and feet)

Horse rug size chart

cm inches feet hands
95 48 4.0 11.2
100 51 4.3 12.0
105 54 4.6 12.2
110 57 4.9 13.0
115 60 4.9 13.0
120 63 5.0 13.2
125 66 5.6 14.0
130 69 5.9 15.0
135 72 6.0 15.2
140 75 6.3 16.0
145 78 6.6 16.2
150 81 6.9 17.0
155 84 7.0 17.2

 Exercise Sheet Fitting

Finding the right size exercise sheet for your horse can be confusing. That’s why we have put together this handy table for you. Find your horse’s normal rug size, and you will see what size exercise sheet is correct for you.

When measuring your horse for an exercise sheet, you want to measure from the highest point of the wither to the ‘root’ of the tail.

 

Rug Size Exercise sheet size
4’3 114 cms  Extra Small
4’6
4’9 122 cms  Small
5’0
5’3 130 cms  Medium
5’6
5’9 137 cms  Medium to Large
6’0
6’3 145 cms  Large
6’6
6’9 152 cms  Extra Large
7’0

(This table is a guide only, manufacturers sizes can vary!)