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A Simple Guide to Repairing Horse Rugs

There are many professional services out there offering to clean, repair and re-proof horse rugs and many offer a great service for those without the time and/or facilities to do it themselves. However, it is possible to repair and re-proof your own horse rugs and it can be a cost-effective solution for those on a tight budget.

In the first instance, the key is to ensure that you buy good quality rugs because these will always be longer lasting than cheap imports and will always be worth repairing. My own Rambo turnout rug lasted eight years despite heavy use and being pulled about by a Welsh Section 'D' each and every day throughout the winter. Every year I had to have the neck flap stitched back on and any number of tears repaired!

The first step will be to clean the horse rug and allow it to dry. The basis of the repair will then be to sew a waterproof patch over the tear. Begin by placing the rug on a flat surface and cutting the repair patches to size. It is always worth sewing the ends of the tear to ensure that it does not run further before pinning the patch over the torn section and then sewing it into place.

When sewing a patch on a horse rug in this way, please remember to start from the inside of the rug so that the knots are on the inside. These knots can be quite bulky and keeping them on the inside will prevent them being caught on branches and/or barbed wire or even pulled at by other horses. Once the repair patch has been stitched into place you will need to glue the stitching and leave it to dry out. The glue also helps to ensure that the stitching does not become caught on branches and pulled out. Needless to say, trim any of the excess repair patch material away.

It is possible to buy horse rug repair kits that come with all of the bits you will need to complete a satisfactory repair of your horse rugs. However, in addition to the repair patch, you will need some strong thread (ordinary cotton will not suffice!), a large needle, some pins, glue and/or re-proofer and, of course, some scissors.

It is important also to re-proof your horse rug to ensure that it remains waterproof during the worst downpour. Again, ensure that your rug is clean and dry before beginning but, essentially, it is a simple matter of ensuring that the entire rug is coated in re-proofer, which is then allowed to dry.

One final tip. If a horse rug really cannot be repaired, don't throw it away! You can cut it up for patches to repair other rugs and also re-use the straps, clips and other bits!

We hope that you have found this simple guide to repairing horse rugs useful and you will find below a selection of horse rug repair kits and also re-proofer available for sale right now on eBay. We hope you find the video below useful too. Good luck!

STORMSURE  Horse rug blanket repair kit with  5 patches, adhesive
STORMSURE Horse rug blanket repair kit with 5 patches, adhesive
   £12.65
Stormsure Horse Rug Blanket Waterproof Repair Kit 5 Patches, Adhesive
Stormsure Horse Rug Blanket Waterproof Repair Kit 5 Patches, Adhesive
   £12.65
rug patch horse/Tent/Awning rotproof canvas  8 x 8 inch blue 2 pack
rug patch horse/Tent/Awning rotproof canvas 8 x 8 inch blue 2 pack
   £2.99
horse or pony rug patch repair 12
horse or pony rug patch repair 12" x 6" blue
   £3.99
rug patch horse /Tent/Awning waterproof rotproof canvas  12 x6 inch black
rug patch horse /Tent/Awning waterproof rotproof canvas 12 x6 inch black
   £2.49
Nylon Repair Patches, also sail, tent,camping, hunting horse pony,newzealand rug
Nylon Repair Patches, also sail, tent,camping, hunting horse pony,newzealand rug
   £1.99
rug patch horse/ Tent/Awning rotproof canvas  8 x 8 inch black 2 pack
rug patch horse/ Tent/Awning rotproof canvas 8 x 8 inch black 2 pack
   £2.99
rug patch horse /Tent/Awning boat waterproof  canvas  8 x 8 inch blue 2 pack
rug patch horse /Tent/Awning boat waterproof canvas 8 x 8 inch blue 2 pack
   £2.99
horse pony rug fixing patches outdoor newzealands 6 x 6 inch various colours
horse pony rug fixing patches outdoor newzealands 6 x 6 inch various colours
   £1.49
rug patch horse/ Tent/Awning rotproof canvas  **bulk buy pack of 4** all light g
rug patch horse/ Tent/Awning rotproof canvas **bulk buy pack of 4** all light g
   £4.99
a nylon sew on fixing patch for horse rugs awnings boat covers 7
a nylon sew on fixing patch for horse rugs awnings boat covers 7" x 7" black
   £1.75
horse  rug patch repair 12
horse rug patch repair 12" x 12" blue plus 5m strong thread and needle
   £7.99
Green canvas patch mend your horse rug 4 pack 15cm x 15cm
Green canvas patch mend your horse rug 4 pack 15cm x 15cm
   £4.99
horse  rug patch repair 7
horse rug patch repair 7" x 7" light green
   £1.49
outdoor repair patch horse pony rugs top quality canvas 6 x 3 patch green 2 pack
outdoor repair patch horse pony rugs top quality canvas 6 x 3 patch green 2 pack
   £1.99
Green canvas patch mend your horse rug  15cm x 15cm
Green canvas patch mend your horse rug 15cm x 15cm
   £2.99
horse pony newzealand rug patch repair 8
horse pony newzealand rug patch repair 8" x 8" light green
   £1.99
SMALL WATERPROOF CORDURA PATCHES  IDEAL 4 HORSE RUG /CAMPING / MOTORCYCLE
SMALL WATERPROOF CORDURA PATCHES IDEAL 4 HORSE RUG /CAMPING / MOTORCYCLE
   £1.85
nylon sew on fixing patch for horse /p rugs awnings boat covers 6
nylon sew on fixing patch for horse /p rugs awnings boat covers 6" x 6" green
   £1.49
a nylon sew on fixing patch for horse rugs awnings boat covers 8
a nylon sew on fixing patch for horse rugs awnings boat covers 8" x 8" blue
   £1.99
nylon sew on fixing patch for horse /pony rugs awnings boat covers12
nylon sew on fixing patch for horse /pony rugs awnings boat covers12" x 12" blue
   £3.99
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