I used to hate synthetic rugs but the Caribu ones have changed me completely. They are made so well and fit so beautifully I now won't buy anything else. A rainsheet over a cotton is perfect for most cool weather but then I change to the 250g and they keep warm AND dry. Canvas rugs can get really heavy when wet which leads to rubbing and discomfort for the horse. I buy the 1200 denier and am on the third season with them. The best rugs.
I purchased a half pad to assist with my extremely broad but high withered slightly dippy clydie x qh/paint. I thought it would feel nice for him and assist with rider weight distribution, more recently adding in the shims as I felt they would be beneficial as his back shape was changing slightly.. Having my saddle fitter out recently to adjust our fit, I expected him to remove the half pad - however he was very happy with the item and its use in conjunction with the changes he made to our saddle - he preferred to keep that on so there was a softer all round feel rather than make harsher adjustments to the saddle. Also love our Caribu mesh combo... those little blue ears on my boy make me grin every time :D Michelle
Many thanks to Caribou Horse Wear for the easy to use web site that leads you by the hand through the sizing & purchasing process. I purchased three winter rugs and they have all exceeded the quality and fit of any that I have previously purchased from other Companies. My boys look wonderful in their colourful rugs! I have one old fella who is half blind and has trouble navigating through trees etc. - all his other rugs have come back the very first morning with large rips down the sides - I'm into our 4th week with the Caribou rug and not even a pulled thread - thanks so much Caribou! Deb Hampson
I just received my new 150 gram fly mesh rugs. As always, superior fit, quality & fabulous service. Thanks Caribu, yours are the only rugs I dress my horses in! Helen Alderton