SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the advantages of using the Herbb "Body Hugger" rug on my horse ?
Firstly, we would like to say you obviously consider your horse "very special and they are important to you" To search for something pure, comfortable and organic for him / her, either your horse has sensitive skin/healing skin or you just want the very best base layer for your horse. All our customers want only the best quality and care for their horse.
Each Herbb Body Hugger rug is made of 100% Certified organic cotton, this importantly means the crops grow naturally, there is far less need for pesticides to speed up growth which sometimes remain in the cotton.
Ultimately your horse will benefit from the finest base layer against your horse's coat/skin. Wether your horse rubs easily because of their fine coat, or they have sensitive skin or are prone to being bitten by mites, which remain quite often in standard well used rugs, simply because you can't wash them easily or regularly.
We are passionate about the quality of our horse rugs and have proven since 2013 that our International Reg.Design is the perfect base layer rug to provide a protective layer against your horse's coat. Herbb rugs are proven to be high performing rugs under all standard rugs, however can also be used as a stand alone rug. They are very easy to wash/dry regularly and you can have one on the horse and one in the wash, so you always have that important clean protective layer.
What is the uniqueness of the Herbb Rug range ? Herbb Rugs only manufacture their rug designs. We do not outsource our manufacture around the world, so our carbon footprint is kept to a minimal.
All design and manufacture is 100% within our Herbb Horse Rugs premises. The original slip-on Body Hugger rug is an International Registered Design. We make all our rugs here in France using the highest quality fabrics and no metal buckles.
My horse suffers from sensitve skin and also rug rubs. Can the Herbb rug 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 and vastly superior to petro-chemical fabrics, such as nylons. Chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are being used increasingly, and some residue always remain in the fabric fibers. Therefore, yes the horse rugs made from organic cotton are better for health. All our Organic cotton rugs are 100% GOTS Certified amd offer the best in quality.
What is the difference between the "Original Body Hugger" and the "Elite Body Hugger rug" ? The Original Body Hugger rug is without the belly band and the Elite Body Hugger includes a wide belly band with touch close attachments.
Is the fabric on the rug good for sweating up horses?
Yes, We manufacture using high quality natural fibres. Herbb Rugs allows the horse to sweat, to breathe and recover comfortably without becoming chilly.. all being made of the finest natural flexible cotton.
Will my horses shoulders be protected from abrasion ? Yes, the Herbb Body Hugger rug design, fits comfortably around the shoulders and flexes.The movement of the fabric and the rugs unique design allow the horse movement without abrasion, slipping or static.
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 have a complete "Body Hugger" rug
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.
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. If your horse is particularly big for their breed type we recommend you go with your usual rug size.
The Herbb Turnout rug we recommend going with your usual size as this does not flex.
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 which ensures the rug stays in place.
How do I know if I have chosen the correct size:
We do recommend ordering down a size from your usual rug size if your horse or pony is particularly trim/fit as Herbb Body Hugger rugs are designed to fit neatly to the dock of the tail and they do stretch slightly with regularly use. However, if your horse/pony do not come under this category and are big for their breed type, we recommend keeping to their usual rug size.
Do you make "bespoke" rugs ? My Horse is difficult to fit ?
No, we do not offer this service.
Do you have a UK outlet ? , No, we like to offer the best service and value to all our customers, by offering purchase direct with us, the manufacturer.