*What Rug Is Best..*


Oct 23, 2007
South West England
Weatherbeeta Orican

Or The

Weatherbeeta Original Freestyle?

Like quality wise, any problems, etct etc

Have just been payed and am liking both of them ... ;)

Or any others that are you like ??


New Member
Aug 5, 2004
Visit site
Original Freestyle contradicts itself.

The original is the side leg gussets and the freestyle has the front leg pleats and shoulder cups. I have to have the freestyle for my wide, low chested chap else it drags back on top of his withers. i like the Orican but i got the Arion last year, slightly stronger denier outer and the clip front fastenings


New Member
Jan 24, 2007
Haven't tried either - Weatherbeeta's tend to look like miniskirts on my horse!

If you've got the cash to spare, Fals are fantastic rugs, I quite like Premier rugs too - a little easier on the bank balance!! :eek:


Schooling fan
Sep 5, 2006
it depends on the horse, i find the front gussets with shoulder cups rub so i prefer the shoulder gussets to be on the side.


New Member
Aug 1, 2007
I have the Landa Freestyle and no problems so far :) Not rubbing and the pony seems happy in it!


Gimpy Gimp Gimp
Jan 19, 2005
I have just bought an orican..Its a lovely fit for Kai who I struggle with sometimes as hes very wide chested, stumpy bodied. Its a 6'3 and fits like a glove, probabley one of the nicest fitting ones to date... He has had it on a few times when weve had frosts overnight, and its never slipped either. 10/10 from me


New Member
Jun 28, 2007
Export - GMT+1
I can't rate WB orican (and the whole freestyle range) highly enough - for my horses.
Stormin has his orican on his back as we speak. Never slips, never rubs.

It's true, the freestyle rugs are pretty deep and with the HUGE tail flap, but I have landa, orican and taka on Stormin and a landa for Zsaïm (he's still growing and doesn't want rugs anyway so his is just in case ;) )

Will depend on your horse's build, and a bit of pot luck too (unless you can borrow a rug to try on).
I think they're well worth the investment though :D
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Jessey Best rug for narrow chest? Horse Care 31
Jessey Best rug brands for welsh shapes? Cafe 4
G Best fly rug for hot horse? Horse Care 6
JJ'sGirl Best waterproof rug Horse Care 0
Rosie1994 Best turnout rug for big shoulders/chest (cob) Horse Care 16
C Best Heavyweight Turnout Rug - suggestions please Horse Care 7
P Whats the best rug? Tack & Saddlery 1
Shiny Boy I like the rambo fly rug, but the amigo bug rug is cheaper - but which is best?? Horse Care 4
T Thermatex Rug- Best Place to Buy? Horse Care 3
M Best way to rug a horse... Horse Care 9
P Best turnout rug for 14hh Welsh section D? Tack & Saddlery 10
posie best under rug for turn out... Horse Care 8
X Best LW rug? Tack & Saddlery 24
TiggerthePony What is the best Lightest weight turnout rug General 8
D best waterproof breathable turnout rug General 27
lexilou best rug for not rubbing mane? General 0
Lucyad what is your best ever rug for NOT rubbing shoulders General 23
C Best make of turnout rug? 2005 Archive of Posts 20
Doodle92 Advice on selling a rug please Cafe 8
MrC New rug (Again) Cafe 4
Jessey (Baby horse proof) Rug hanging Cafe 19
Doodle92 Another rug question Cafe 2
Frances144 Rug for Geriatric update Cafe 3
Frances144 Rug Help Please - for older horse who got trapped. Cafe 30
Jane&Ziggy Thunderstorms tonight, do you rug? Horse Care 16
Jane&Ziggy First attempt at rug repair: Or, I wish I had a thimble Tack & Saddlery 5
Trewsers Rings around the neckline on turnout rug Cafe 12
chunky monkey Rug proofer Money Saving Ideas, Tips and Remedies 3
Sam_and_Cleggy What turnout rug for cob pony with fresh irish clip Horse Care 20
L Light weight rug are they worth it. Cafe 9
No_Angel Bucas Irish leg warmer riding rug Tack & Saddlery 10
No_Angel Pony rug, 1200 denier or more? Horse Care 11
RidingFree Rug troubles Tack & Saddlery 2
No_Angel Fleece/cotton travel rug recommendations? Tack & Saddlery 6
Star the Fell Horse walker rug?? Cafe 5
No_Angel LeMieux 4 Seasons Rug? Tack & Saddlery 2
domane Aldi Rug Cafe 2
domane Rug cleaning - do you or don't you? Cafe 17
L Starting my rug collection Tack & Saddlery 14
honey65 Gadgets to stop rug tears Tack & Saddlery 4
HaloHoney Rug rubbed mane Cafe 6
Bodshi Anti mane loss rug Cafe 8
Cortrasna Faulty ruggles rug UPDATE! Cafe 11
TwoDaysTooLate Winter Rug, help?? Horse Care 14
Bodshi Very lightweight rug recommendations Horse Care 11
Zianka What rug should my mare be wearing Horse Care 16
SeeingSpots Rug rubs again! Horse Care 18
chunky monkey Rug reproofer Money Saving Ideas, Tips and Remedies 3
Missidi Fly rug recommendations Tack & Saddlery 4
domane The joy of a fly rug!!! Cafe 8

Similar threads