Herbb Horse Rugs specialise in sustainable Eco horse rugs, producing their International Registered Design Body Hugger rugs for the sensitive or fine coated horse. "We have become the pioneers of 100 % Certified Organic Cotton Horse Rugs, originally commencing in West Sussex, England in 2013, and subsequently moving operations to France in 2018 to larger premises.
In the beginning Horse & Hound featured our unique buckle-free rugs for horses Internationally, back then in the summer of 2013. Today, with continued haute couture, each Herbb rug is made using the finest organic jersey cotton, combining over 18 seperate pieces and over 60,000 stitches to completion using skills and textiles to produce a product which will be enjoyed by your horse for many years.
The Company Founder, Julia Dunn still plays a very active design role, however if it were not for her Thoroughbred yearling, one day making his owner re-think and re-look at the design of the traditional horse rug, the Herbb Horse Rugs story and very commencement would not of ever come to fruition.
Having started riding at a very young age, and owning horses most of her life, Julia understood that with the changing of the planet environment and warming of temperatures moreso, that horses were becoming more skin sensitive, so the best natural fibres was an importance in the design.. following a particular series of events all those years ago, her own young Thoroughbred was becoming uncomfortable in his rugs and become over heated in polyester and nylon and sometimes would take the entire rug off and roll it up in the middle of the stable floor. Just to make sure Julia got the message, so realising he was suggesting he wasn't comfortable, Julia with her experience in couture, decided to design a rug which her horse would be happy to keep on, be more comfortable, more breathable, no buckles to rub and get caught up in and would be proven to work. The Herbb Body Hugger rug was patterned and made and after much work, and positive feedback from local horse owners, the design was successfully IP Registered Internationally. Prince played a major role in the early design and would test toughly the flexibility and robustness of the Body Hugger. But he never wanted to take it off, he was a happy horse in his Body Hugger !
Back in the summer of 2013 in West Sussex, the Body Hugger rug design was so successfully trialled at local Arundel Equine Veterinary Hospital ( Now West Sussex Equine) on post-op equine patients. The Herbb "Body Hugger" proved itself to be extremely valuable as the ultimate breathable comfortable buckle-free layer.
The local Equine hospital became our very first paying customer all those years ago.
Herbb Horse Rugs - For love of a horse "Prince" never forgotten
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