The perfect solution to cool the temperature of your horse. This advanced rug utilises water-activated conduction technology to draw heat away from your horses’ body, promoting optimal comfort and cooling during warm weather.

Ideal for:

  • Cooling your horse down without the need to get them soaking wet.
  • Warm competition days to gently cool your horse before, in between or after classes.
  • Horses who get hot when/after travelling.
  • Horses who don’t like the hose, or the feeling of running water.
  • Yards or remote locations where running water may be limited.
  • Training sessions, competitions, or arena hires where access to running water is limited.
  • Countries or areas where hose pipe bans may be enforced.

How the Quick Chill Rug works:

Designed with your horses’ wellbeing in mind, the Quick Chill rug provides a refreshing cooling effect without the need for traditional soaking.

Here’s a breakdown of how the Quick Chill rug works:

1. Specialised Material

The rug is made from a high tech, breathable open cell structure material, which is designed to effectively absorb and store water. This material has been chosen for its ability to retain water, but also to allow the water molecules to move through the fabric easily.

The rug should be fully submerged in a bucket of water, or thoroughly soaked. Once removed from the bucket, wring out the excess water and place onto the horse. The water stored within the fabric is essential for the cooling process, but due to it being held within the fabric, it will stop your horse from getting soaking wet.

2. Heat transfer, evaporative cooling and breathability.

Your horse will be warmer than the rug, and so the thermal energy will move via conduction from the hottest place (the horse) to the cooler place (the rug) to equalise temperatures. The water from the rug also evaporates into the atmosphere to further aid cooling, similar to what happens when your horse sweats to naturally attempt to cool themselves down.

The cooling area of the rug is contoured and shaped so that it covers the large muscle groups across the back and hindquarters with direct contact, and the remainder of the rug is mesh to allow it to remain lightweight for use in the summer, but also to remain well-ventilated to facilitate breathability and evaporation to further aid the cooling process.

3. Reusability

This process helps regulate the horses body temperature while providing a cooling sensation without soaking the horse. The rug can be reactivated as many times as it is needed by re-soaking it in water, making it an environmentally friendly solution to keep horses cool in warm conditions.

How to use the Quick Chill Cooling Rug:

Simply submerge the cooling rug in a bucket of water until it is fully saturated, before wringing it out as an effective way to cool your horse down without soaking them.

If you have limited access to water, you can activate the rug as above where you have running water (i.e. at home or the stables), before placing it into a plastic bag and taking it with you to where it is needed. The rug will stay activated in this environment for the rest of the day.

Alternatively, sprinkle water from a hose or bottle of water onto the rug, wring out the excess water and then put on your horse.

We recommend monitoring the temperature of the outside of the rug by feel to ensure it is removed when it feels warm. It can then either be reactivated in water to be used again straight away or left to dry out.

Care should be taken in humid climates and the rug should be checked more often, as humidity can affect the process of evaporation in general, from the rug or even on an un-rugged horse.

How do I care for the Quick Chill Rug?

Machine washable at 30 degrees, so you can quickly and easily clean your rug.

Available in Blue in 5'6' - 7'0'

*please see exact measurements within the size guide

We are one of the largest independent retailers of Equilibrium in the UK and a verified premium stockist giving us access to the entire range. Our sales advisors all use these products on a daily basis so are able to offer you expert advice. If you need any assistance in selecting the right item for you or your horse please don't hesitate to contact us.