SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My horse suffers from sensitve skin, can the Herbb rugs help?
Time and time again we are hearing how our natural fibre rugs are helping horses. Our rugs are all designed to offer the most comfortable solution, and are made using only the finest certified organic cotton fabrics - all natural fibres against the skin and importantly without the use of chemical residues which can be retained in standard fabrics. Highly breathable and soft and flexible enabling the horse to move comfortably.
Is certified organic cotton better for my horse's skin/coat ?
Yes, organic cotton is definitely better than conventional cotton. Chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are being used very intensively during the cotton grow cycle, and some residue always stays in the fabric fibers. Therefore, yes the horse rugs made from organic cotton are better for health.
Is the fabric on the rug good for sweating up horses?
Yes, We manufacture using high quality 100% Certified Organic cottons without the chemicals usually retained in cotton fibres. Herbb Rugs allows the horse to sweat, to breathe and recover comfortable without becoming chilly.. all being made of the finest natural flexible cotton fibres
Will my horses shoulders be protected from abrasion ? Yes, the Herbb Body Hugger rug design, fits comfortably around the shoulders and we use only the best fabrics next to the horses skin. The movement of the fabric and the rugs unique design allow the horse movement without abrasion and chemical free cottons.
Can my horse sleep in his "Body Hugger" overnight on its own even without surcingle straps? Yes, We have horse owners who do just this... so, yes you can .. the Original "Body Hugger" rug is designed to stay in place by attaching fillet string to D- ring loops on outer rug. We do now have the "Body Hugger with a belly band" and this is the preferred style for overnight use.
Can I use my Body Hugger for summer turnout ? Yes, the rug fibres are excellent protection against the biting bugs. We would recommend the Body Hugger inc. belly band for extra protection under the belly area.
Could I use under my Fly rug in the Summer ? Yes, all our lightweight rugs especially the white option are an excellent layer to prevent sweating up and itching in the summer months.
Are Herbb Rugs anti-static ? Yes
Do you have a "Body Hugger" with a neck ? Yes, we do now a complete "Body Hugger" rug ?
Do I use my "Body Hugger" also under turnout rugs ? Yes they can be used daily for this, and act as a great breathable layer against the horses skin. And when it's cold a very warm insulating layer without the sweating up.
What size of Body Hugger do I order ? We recommend ordering down 1 x size of rug from your usual rug size, as the Body Hugger is designed to fit neatly around the horse's body and it flexes as the horse wears the rug and hence provides a flexible fitted shape.
How Easy is the Herbb rug to wash ?
Very easy. When this rug was designed, it was an important part of the design to make the rug easy to use on the horse and simple to wash & dry in a domestic machine. As the design is buckle-free - you just put on a 15mins wash cycle and hang to dry or gentle warm tumble dry. Your Herbb rug will shrink slightly, but this is normal and your rug will return to its original form once the horse has worn it for a short while.
Are there any surcingles on the rug ?
The Original Herbb Body Hugger has no surcingles.The Herbb Original rug design allows it to stay in place by fitting the horse well, with simply a fillet string at the hind legs and has been tried and tested with correct fitting. We do also have available the Body Hugger with a belly band.
How do I know if I have chosen the correct size:
We do recommend ordering down a size from your usual rug size, as Herbb Body Hugger rugs are designed to fit neatly to the dock of the tail and they do stretch slightly. If your horse is particularly trim for its breed, we would suggest going down one size if you want the fitted shape.
What is your Returns/ Exchanges policy ?
Horse rugs: As each Herbb rug is manufactured to the highest of standards,we are unable to accept returns unless faulty. The rug has to be clean with no horse hair and all labels intact ready for re-sale. It is at our discretion to offer a part or full refund. We do not offer refunds on sale items. We take great pride in manufacturing our rugs and work to a high standard of workmanship to ensure the quality is always maintained. Each product is quality controlled and checked prior to dispatch. If you have chosen a style and you wish to exchange, this will not be possible on sale items.
My horse has high withers, and his mane rubs on neckline of usual rugs, will this happen with this rug ?
Herbb rugs are made of soft flexible cotton, and the fabric is forgiving and therefore when using your Herbb rug it will prevent rubbing. We also fit a soft organic cotton wither pad to each rug.We would recommend lightweight layering when using any style of rug.