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PVC Mesh Summer Horse Rug New In Store!

PVC Mesh Summer Horse Rug New In-Store!

You asked for it, and we listened! Bang For Your Buck Horsegear is pleased to announce a new arrival to our collection. Our NEW PVC Mesh summer horse rug is a more durable summer option for those with rough paddocks, shared paddocks or simply horses that are hard on rugs.

We started with the highest quality UV Resistant PVC Mesh Fabric for the basis of this combo. Now, PVC mesh is tough as old boots in terms of rips but in most cases, this tough fabric will fail at the centre seam of the rug first, which is why we’ve eliminated the weakness and removed the centre seam. We’ve added rump darts and belly bands so you have a rug that doesn’t move on the horse but will last!

It also has all of our Standard BFYB Features Including:

  •  UV Resistant PVC mesh
  •  UV Resistant Marine Grade Stabilized threads used
  •  Heavy-duty buckles and clips
  •  Bar-Tac Reinforced fittings, necks and gussets
  •  Extended wither fleece protection
  •  Tent Tail Flap
  •  Dual chest straps
  •  Crossover surcingles
  •  Removable leg straps
  •  Shoulder gussets
  •  Satin Lining in shoulder and mane
  •  Generous size and Drop (No Mini Skirts!)

At 550GSM it is a tough, but lightweight summer horse rug to suit most horses. We have it in a wide variety of sizes, and the best part? Our introductory price of just $79!!!!!! This price won’t last forever, so get in now before they sell out.

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Summer Mesh Horse Rugs On Sale!

Summer Mesh Horse Rugs On Sale!

The hot weather hasn’t wasted any time arriving on our doorsteps! With temps set to soar in the coming weeks, why not take advantage of our summer mesh horse rugs sale currently on?

If you’re not sure about rugging a horse on a very hot day, believe it or not it can actually be better for them! Not only does our rug prevent their skin absorbing the heat, it relfects the heat off them.

We’ve had customers refer to our summer mesh horse rugs as ‘Magic’ and have had customers report cool horses in 42 degree heat! That is not mean feat!
Durable and super cool!

This mesh is not a tissue paper with holes in it kinda deal, This mesh stands up to hard on rug and itchy horses – Check Out Our Facebook Reviews!

  •  430GSM UV Treated and reflective Airmesh fabric
  •  UV Resistant Marine Grade Stabilized threads used
  •  Heavy duty buckles and clips
  •  Bar-Tac Reinforced fittings, hoods and gussets
  •  Extended wither fleece protection
  •  Enclosed and permanently removable ears
  •  Poll strap
  •  Tent Tail Flap
  •  Dual chest straps
  •  Crossover surcingles
  •  Removable leg straps
  •  Shoulder gussets
  •  Satin Lining in shoulder and mane
  •  Generous size and Drop (No Mini Skirts!)

These summer horse rugs stand up to hard wear and tough conditions, while keeping your horse cool and comfortable. Why not try one out today?

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5 Riding Trails in SE QLD To Check Out

5 Riding Trails in SE QLD To Check Out

We all have our own special local riding trails that we frequent when out trail riding. While handy, occasionally you might want to try somewhere different for your horse and yourself. Today’s blog post is 5 places around South East QLD that have trails for horse riding. While there may be a distance for some of you, don’t worry! We will gradually make sure we cover as much area as possible.

Today’s focus is on the horse riding trails within National Parks in the Brisbane, western suburbs and northern Gold Coast areas. Thanks and credit goes to the Department of Environment & Science (Parks & Forests) for the maps linked in this blog post.

National Parks

  1. Samford Conservation Park – The first place on our list of horse riding trails is Samford Conservation Park. The Ironbark Gully area is perfect for a trail ride, as it has float parking available. Located about 20 mins away from Brisbane city in the north-west, there are many things to do. The horse riding trail is a shared one, with pedestrians and bicycle riders. Please make sure you look up the regulations and obey them, and stay safe by wearing a helmet and using common sense.
  2. D’Aguilar National Park – Made up of 2 sections (South D’Aguilar and Mount Mee), this area is located also around 20 minutes drive from Brisbane city, not too far away from the Samford Park. Once again, you will be sharing the trail with pedestrians and cyclists, so be aware and stay safe.
  3. Daisy Hill Conservation Park – is half an hour south of Brisbane city, and easily accessible using the M1 highway from the city. One of the extra bonuses of the Daisy Hill trail is its koala conservation area. They have their own special classification sheet for both horse and bike trails so you can make an informed choice about you and your horse’s capabilities.
  4. Nerang National Park – Located in the eastern Gold Coast Hinterland, Nerang is only a 10-minute drive off the Pacific Motorway. Like the other trails, the Nerang trails are shared in some places with bicycles and pedestrians.
  5. Glen Rock State Forest – is located about half an hour drive south of Gatton in the beautiful, wide open Lockyer Valley. For some, this will be a longer trip so it will pay off to be prepared. There is a shared trails map for you to view in order to plan your trip.

We hope this has given you some ideas for viewing our natural surroundings on horseback. Planning a trip and need horse rugs for your time away? Get in contact with us for the best options. Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

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Horse Rug Sizes For Big & Small

Horse Rug Sizes For Big & Small

horse rugs all sizesHorse rug sizes for cows?! Check out this super-cute little fella!!! This little buffalo calf is snug and warm in his mini-sized Bang For Your Buck Horse Rug! As you can see, our quality horse rugs come small enough for the littlest foal (or calf!) to the biggest draft horse.

Our horse rug sizes are designed in Australia and made for our climate. Today, Bang For Your Buck Horsegear has become the fastest growing manufacturer of quality summer and winter horse rugs. With our horse rugs sizing, we’ve taken into account that it’s not just the length of the rug that matters. We also adapt the size of the neck rugs in the combos and the drop of the rugs to make sure neither of these is too short or too long for the rug size.

We understand that when buying online, it can be tricky to pick the right size for your horse. Not only does height vary, but their build, shoulder width, and chest depth can be varying. The best way to work out what size rug you need, is to measure your horse. Then compare it to the measurement of the rug you want to purchase.

The other consideration with this colder weather arriving is rug thickness. Horse rug fill is measured in a unit called a denier. The higher the number, the thicker and warmer the horse rug is.

Depending on your needs, 1200D is the most popular one for a winter rug.  In general, a 1200 Denier would have a fabric weight of 370gsm but it is very common in these days, some manufacturers use 300gsm to compete for the price.  The material looks the same and almost feels the same but its strength and durability will be down to 20% thinner.

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Winter Horse Rugs

Winter Horse Rugs

Time to pull out and dust off the winter horse rugs! After a blistering hot summer, you can definitely start to feel a chill in the air in the morning. Even though our horses have their own insulation against the cold, now is definitely a good time to think about winter horse rugs. There can be many arguments for and against the use of rugs. In the end, it all comes down to your particular horse’s needs. Depending on where in Australia you are located, winters can be mild or bitterly cold with snow. Horse rugs can play a significant role in protecting the horse during the winter.

Types of Winter Horse Rugs

Horse rugs for the different seasons come in different types. There are five major types which include the following;

• Turn out rugs – made of hardy materials designed to keep in warmth and protect from the elements such as rain and snow.
• Stable rugs – a thing rugs, worn indoors to keep the horse’s coat short and protected.
• Mesh – Breathable and give horse’s protection from the sun and extra dirt from rolling. Generally not designed to protect from rain or other moisture.
• Coolers – not particularly designed for keeping a horse warm, but assists in breathability while cooling after exercise but not to give the horse a chill after sweating.
• Sheets – light rugs designed for short periods of time to protect from light rain.

Among these horse rugs, there are some that are used during the warm seasons. However, there are some good choices that you can use during the winter. A good example is a turn out rug.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Winter Horse Rug

To ensure that you obtain the best rug for your horse during the winter, you should consider the following;

• Living and grazing condition of your horse
• The weight of the horse
• Exercise levels of your horse
• If your horse is clipped or not
• The age of the horse

The above factors will assist you in making an informed decision of the best type of a winter horse rug to purchase for your horse.

Reasons to Use Winter Rugs on Horses

These are the reasons why you should use rugs for your horse during the winter season;

1. Protecting the Horse from Harsh Weather Conditions

The horse should have a rug during the winter to protect it from adverse weather conditions. During the winter, there is a lot of cold, rain and snow. These are likely to cause health issues to the horse, particularly if they are very young, very old or in poor condition.

2. Keeping the Horse Warm

A severe cold characterizes the winter. Just the way human beings protect themselves from the cold with heavy clothing so should be the case for your horse. A good winter rug should be chosen to keep the body of the horse warm throughout the cold winter season. This will allow them to spend less of their energy keeping warm and not increase your feed bill.

3. Protecting Horse’s Coat

The horse rugs are also crucial for your horse as they prevent the wearing off of the hair if you’re showing during the winter. The hair plays a significant role in keeping the horse warm during the cold season. However, if you’re showing your horse, you want their hair to be as smooth and shiny as possible. It can prevent the horse from contracting illnesses that result from cold during the winter season.

4. Prevents Chilling by Harsh Winds

Cold breezes are common occurrences during the winter. Even in Australia, this is common in open plains with no shelter or in the mountains. They are not always healthy for the horse as they may induce illness and rapid loss of condition.

In conclusion, there are a variety of reasons why you should get one or two winter horse rugs for your horse. You will be able to protect it from cold, rain, wind, ice and other adverse weather elements. If you leave the horse to suffer in the cold during the winter, it is likely to increase your feed bill to keep weight on them, or they can become ill if they are already at a disadvantage due to age or lack of condition.

Bang For Your Buck Horsegear is currently running a sale on our current range of winter horse rugs and also making way for new stock to come in. If you have any questions about your horse’s need, you can contact us via our page, or Facebook. We are only too happy to help you out!

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Merino Horse Rugs On Sale Now!

Merino Horse Rugs On Sale Now!

At Bang For Your Buck Horse Rugs, we pride ourselves on making the best quality horse rugs at the best possible price. One type of rug we have going on sale now, is our super high quality Merino Combo Horse Rugs. These are superior quality, with no cheap filler. We have linked a video below that you can also find on our Facebook page giving you all the information you need to know on this horse rug.

 

Nigel No Friends gives us a run down on the Merino Wool Combo! WAS $97ea NOW $66ea! www.bangforyourbuckhorsegear.com.au

Posted by Bang For Your Buck Horsegear on Sunday, 7 April 2019

 

Unable to watch the video? No problem, here’s a few of the advantages of choosing our merino horse rugs over other cheap versions.

  • High quality, warm and Breathable MERINO Wool fabric. No cheap kersey filler here!
  •  Anti-stretch extended belly bands
  •  Anti-stretch fabric inserts over the wither and shoulder to maintain shape and reinforce buckle attachment points
  •  UV Resistant Marine Grade Stabilized threads used
  •  Heavy duty buckles and clips
  •  Bar-Tac Reinforced fittings, necks and gussets
  •  Dual chest straps
  •  Crossover surcingles
  •  Removable leg straps
  •  Shoulder gussets
  •  Satin Lining mane
  •  Generous size and Drop (No Mini Skirts!)

These are going to sell out quickly, so be quick and grab yours HERE! If you have any questions about our products or sizing, you can contact us on this site, or on our Facebook page linked above.

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Favourite Horse Movies

Favourite Horse Movies

Whether you’re a child or an adult, we all have those favourite horse movies that make an impact and we remember for years to come. For today’s blog post we thought we’d select 10 horse films that have stood the test of time over the years! Which ones do you remember?

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The Man From Snowy River

Australian film based on the extremely well-known poem by Banjo Patterson. It is centered around a station-hand named Jim who tries to prove his worth to the owner by chasing a mob of Brumbies over the countryside.

 

 

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Daydream Believer

Another Australian film about a woman who can telepathically communicate with horses and find out what they’re thinking and feeling. She uses this talent to help a man struggling to keep his breeding farm going.

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Seabiscuit

Originally written as a book, and then turned into a film. Seabiscuit is set during the US Great Depression and centers around 3 men and their horse who are trying to make it big on the racing circuit. Starting as the underdog, the horse goes on to have great success on the field and in the media.

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Phar Lap

Another racing movie, Phar Lap tells the story of the famous “Red Terror” and his strapper Tommy Woodcock. They dominated the racetrack in the 1930s and suspiciously died in the USA in 1932. With many attempts to stop him racing back in the day, it remains a mystery to this day what happened.

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National Velvet

Tells the story of a 12-year-old  girl named Velvet, who wins a horse in a raffle and wants to train him for a race called the Grand National. After issues with the jockey, Velvet pretends to be a boy and rides The Pie in the race, and wins. She is found out at the end of the race. This causes her to be flooded with offers to ride, and she turns them all down to live a normal life with her horse.

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The Horse Whisperer

Based on a book, The Horse Whisperer tells the story of a horse trainer with a gift for understanding horses, who is asked to help a girl named Grace and her horse Pilgrim back to health physically and mentally, following a riding accident where their friends were killed.

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Black Beauty

There have been many adaptations and version of the story of Black Beauty, which is based on the novel. Most versions tell the story of the life of a horse named Back Beauty from his perspective, and the good and bad experiences he has during his life in the 1940s.

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Flicka

Another novel-based story, with many differences. The original book is about a wild mare named Flicka who is tamed by a boy. The movie adaptation centres around a wild horse who is captured and bonds with a girl. This is because they’re both seen as “misfits” to friends and family.

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The Silver Brumby

The true story a mother tells her daughter about the prince of the Brumbies in the mountains where they live. He must find his rightful place amongst his kind to become the leader of the wild horses.  The main survival factor for the Silver Brumby is avoiding being captured by “The Man” who desperately wants to have him for himself.

 

 

 

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Racing Stripes

Tells the story of Stripes, a zebra who is accidentally abandoned by the circus and raised on a farm next to a racing track. He grows up believing he’s a racehorse and is eventually taken onto the track. Naturally, he wins with the daughter of the farm owner as his jockey.

We hope you have enjoyed our rundown of some of the most popular horse films around. As most are based on books, why not go have a read and share the stories with your families as well! Until next time, have a happy and safe riding weekend with your best friends!

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Last Week For Horse Rugs Sale

Last Week For Horse Rugs Sale

We’re in the last week of the summer season and the horse rugs sale is going great guns. This is great for us, but it means you need to get in quick to secure your rugs before our current sale ends! Hop over to our summer horse rugs section and get them today! We’re making room for our winter to stock to be listed from the start of March, so once these deals are gone, they’re gone!

If you need a bit more convincing that our horse rugs will exceed your expectations, here is a list of their features and benefits.

 

  • Durable, affordable and excellent fit!
  • UV Resistant Marine Grade Stabilized threads used
  • Heavy duty buckles and clips
  • Bar-Tac Reinforced fittings, necks and gussets
  • Extended wither fleece protection
  • Tent Tail Flap
  • Dual chest straps
  • Crossover surcingles
  • Removable leg straps
  • Shoulder gussets
  • Satin Lining in shoulder and mane
  • Generous size and Drop (No Mini Skirts!)

We cater from the smallest Shetland to the largest Clydesdale and everything in between. If you wanted to personalise your rugs, why not take a look at our embroidery choices? You can add embroidery on any of our horse rugs. We guarantee you and your horse will love it. So head on over and get into our horse rugs sale today! Contact us if you have any questions or specific needs for your horse.

 

If you are looking for Airmesh horse rugs information,we got you covered! Read more about airmesh rugs.

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Airmesh Horse Rugs Sale!

Airmesh Horse Rugs Sale!

Are you a member of our Bang For Your Buck Horsegear Facebook page? If yes, you’ll know that for the last few weeks we’ve had a sale on our Airmesh horse rugs that is due to end soon. If no, you might be missing out!

These airmesh horse rugs are incredibly popular. They are tough but lightweight and provide protection from the sun and insects while letting your horse’s coat breathe and stay cool.

Some mesh rugs we like to call ‘Tissue paper with holes in it’. Not our mesh rugs. They will stand up to the test while keeping your horse cool and comfortable. You only need to read our reviews to see how great they really are.

You can check out the Airmesh horse rugs here, and below we’ve listed the main features that make them so popular.

  • 430GSM UV Treated and reflective Airmesh fabric
  • UV Resistant Marine Grade Stabilized threads used – stitching will not be weakened from sun and rain
  • Heavy duty buckles and clips – these will not fall off at the first catch on a tree or a fence.
  • Bar-Tac Reinforced fittings, neck and gussets
  • Extended wither fleece protection – less chance of the rug putting pressure on your horse’s wither and making them sore.
  • Tent Tail Flap – give the top of their tail and dock protected from rubbing and itching
  • Dual chest straps
  • Crossover surcingles
  • Removable leg straps
  • Shoulder gussets – allows for more freedom of movement
  • Satin Lining in shoulder and mane
  • Generous size and Drop – these rugs will cover your whole horse

Now that you have discovered why these are the best horse rugs, you can jump on over and secure yours before the sale ends, or your horse’s size runs out. If you ever have any questions about our horse rugs, or you just aren’t sure what size your horse requires, contact us! We are more than happy to help out where we can. Your horse’s comfort and your satisfaction with our products are paramount to us and the key focus of our business! Check it out now!

If you are looking for summer rugs why not check out our summer rugs blog post?