- Measurements for S-M-L-XL Rugs
Some of our Bucas rugs have the measurements down as being Small, Medium, Large and Xlarge.
So as to help you figure out what size your horse might possibly be the following should be of help to you and your horse!
Rugs that are measured in S-M-L-XL are:
- Power Prize Cooler
- Buzz-Off Riding Zebra
- Riding Rug Zebra
- Buzz-Off Riding
- Bucas Riding Rug
- Irish Leg Warmer Riding Rug
- Bucas Quarter Sheet
- Rain Protector
- Shamrock Walker Rug
- Quarter Sheets
Small – 125 cm / 5’6 / 66″
Medium – 135 cm / 6’0 / 72″
Large – 145 cm / 6’6 / 78″
Xlarge – 155 cm / 6’9 / 81″
If your horse measures in between these sizes you might be better getting the smaller size as the larger size might move around more or end up pulling the rug backwards.
- How to Choose a Combi Neck.
How to choose a Bucas Combi Neck is one of the most commonly asked questions to us here at Bucas, here’s your guide!
Combi Necks are available in XSmall, Small, Medium, Large and XLarge.
XS Combi Neck will fit a 115cm – 120 cm / 5’0 – 5’3 / 60″ – 63″
S Combi Neck will fit a 125 – 130 cm / 5’6 – 5’9 / 66″ – 69″
M Combi Neck will fit a 135 – 140 cm / 6’0 – 6’3 / 72″ – 75″
L Combi Neck will fit a 145 cm / 6’6 / 78″
XL Combi Neck will fit a 155 – 170 cm / 6’9 – 7’2 / 81″ – 86″
- Why Choose Bucas?
If you would like to:
- Save time
- Turn out your horse without worrying about changes or extremes of weather
- Avoid unnecessary rug changes
- Use rugs that can be easily maintained
- Use turnout rugs that are tough, hard-wearing and long lasting
You will find that Bucas is the right choice for both you and your horse!
- How to extend your warranty from 2 to 3 years?
Bucas offer a 2 year warranty against any manufacturing or material faults on our range but you can extend it to 3 years on our Power and Smartex range of rugs. All you need is your proof of purchase and the details from the label on the rug. Your rug must be registered within 30 days of purchase. Warranty does not included normal wear and tear and accidental damage. Limitations apply. Register here: https://www.bucas.ie/extend-your-guarantee/
- Wash & Care.
Bucas products may be machine washed at a maximum temperature of: 40ºC / warm wash (104ºF), gentle cycle. Do not use fabric softener. Air Dry only and do not tumble dry. Use only Bucas Blanket Wash for products with waterproof fabric. Household detergents may damage or destroy the waterproof coating. Do not dry clean.
Waterproof & Breathable Fabric
Bucas Turnout rugs are made with waterproof and breathable fabric. In order to retain the waterproof and breathable properties of this fabric, it is essential that the washing instructions be adhered to. Please note that water may find its way inside the rug from around the edges and stitching. In most conditions this will be very limited but during heavy rainfall a considerable amount of water may run down the neck and inside the rug.
Bucas waterproof and breathable fabrics have an additional Teflon® water repellent outer finish, which protects the fabric and stops the outer fabric from absorbing water. This outer finish is subject to considerable weathering and wear and is also affected by washing. To restore the water-repellent property of the fabric, apply Bucas Rug Conditioner.
General Rug Care & Use
For best performance ensure that the rug is the right size for your horse. When not in use store rugs in a dry place with good ventilation.
- How to measure your horse for a Bucas rug.
To provide your horse with the optimal fit, comfort and protection that it deserves, it is important to select the most appropriate rug for your horse.
When choosing a Bucas Rug, you must consider two factors
- The measurement of the horse in relation to the size of rug that it needs
- The temperature range for which the rug you choose is most suited
The following instructions outline a step-by-step approach to measuring your horse for a Bucas rug to provide an optimal fit, comfort and ease of movement.
Bucas recommends that the horse be measured from (A) the centre point of the chest, over the high point of the shoulder, and then to (B) the rear of the hind leg. When you have the measurement, choose the nearest size from the table below, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can post a Bucas measure tape to you.
*Please note that it is the measurement of the horse that determines the size.
- Bucas Rug Selection
To make it easy for Bucas consumers to select the correct rug for their horse, Bucas has developed the Bucas Rug Selector.
This guide also shows how the temperature range can be expanded by the use of high performance materials such as heat reflective aluminium coatings and Stay-Dry wicking fabrics.
The Rug Selector guides are printed on swing tags attached to products and also appears in Bucas brochures.
The Rug Selector temperature guide uses colours, blue for too cold, red for too warm and green for recommended usage range. It also identifies Minimum and Maximum temperatures under and above which the product is not recommended to be used.
There are several factors apart from the temperature that are important to take into account, including; breed of horse, clipped/unclipped horse, humidity, wind exposure and duration of exposure. It is therefore of fundamental importance to ensure that the horse is comfortable at all times and to be aware that conditions may change and vary in a short time span