BUCAS SWEET ITCH RUG
The Sweet Itch Zebra Rug is made from a specially developed fabric that blocks entry from even the smallest of insects.
The Bucas Sweet Itch rugs offer relief to horses that suffer from summer eczema. Particular attention has been paid to the mane and tail areas ensuring that they are protected to prevent the itch – scratch cycle that is synonymous with Sweet Itch.
The design is a full body cover, with a neck that reaches to the ears covering the whole mane area. An elasticated, detachable belly flap covers from the elbow to the sheath, offering protection to the horse’s whole body.
Available in Silver/Blue and Zebra stripes which helps confuses the flies as proven by scientists. The rug also helps prevent the coat from getting bleached.
The Sweet-itch and Sweet-itch Zebra block 99% of UV rays.
Measurements for S-M-L-XL rugs:
Some of our Bucas rugs have the measurements down as being Small, Medium, Large and X-large.
So as to help you decide what size your horse might possibly be the following should be of help to you and your horse!
Rugs that are measured in S-M-L-XL are:
- Buzz-Off Riding Zebra
- Riding Rug Zebra
- Buzz-Off Riding
- Bucas Riding Rug
- Freedom Riding Rug
- Bucas Quarter Sheet
- Rain Protector
- Bucas Walker Rug
Small – 125 / 5’6 / 66″
Medium – 135 / 6’0 / 72″
Large – 145 / 6’6 / 78″
Xlarge – 155 / 6’9 / 81″
If your horse measures in between these sizes you might be better getting the smaller size, as the larger size might move around more or end up pulling the rug backwards.
How to choose a Combi Neck?
How to choose a Bucas Combi Neck is one of the most commonly asked questions to us here at Bucas, here’s your guide!
Combi Necks are available in XSmall, Small, Medium, Large and XLarge.
XS Combi Neck will fit a 115 – 120 / 5’0 – 5’3 / 60″ – 63″
S Combi Neck will fit a 125 – 130 / 5’6 – 5’9 / 66″ – 69″
M Combi Neck will fit a 135 – 140 / 6’0 – 6’3 / 72″ – 75″
L Combi Neck will fit a 145 / 6’6 / 78″
XL Combi Neck will fit a 155 – 170 / 6’9 – 7’2 / 81″ – 86″
Why choose Bucas?
If you would like to:
- Save time
- Turn out your horse without worrying about changes or extremes of weather
- Avoid unnecessary rug changes
- Use rugs that can be easily maintained
- Use turnout rugs that are tough, hard-wearing and long lasting
You will find that Bucas is the right choice for both you and your horse!
Waterproof & Breathable Fabric
Bucas Turnout rugs are made with waterproof and breathable fabric. In order to retain the waterproof and breathable properties of this fabric, it is essential that the washing instructions be adhered to. Please note that water may find its way inside the rug from around the edges and stitching. In most conditions this will be very limited but during heavy rainfall a considerable amount of water may run down the neck and inside the rug.
Bucas waterproof and breathable fabrics have an additional water repellent outer finish, which protects the fabric and stops the outer fabric from absorbing water. This outer finish is subject to considerable weathering and wear and is also affected by washing. To restore the water-repellent property of the fabric, apply Bucas Rug Conditioner.
General Rug Care & Use
For best performance ensure that the rug is the right size for your horse. When not in use store rugs in a dry place with good ventilation.
How to measure your horse for a Bucas rug:
To provide your horse with the optimal fit, comfort and protection that it deserves, it is important to select the most appropriate rug for your horse.
When choosing a Bucas Rug, you must consider two factors
- The measurement of the horse in relation to the size of rug that it needs
- The temperature range for which the rug you choose is most suited
The following instructions outline a step-by-step approach to measuring your horse for a Bucas rug to provide an optimal fit, comfort and ease of movement.
Bucas recommends that the horse be measured from (A) the centre point of the chest, over the high point of the shoulder, and then to (B) the rear of the hind leg. When you have the measurement, choose the nearest size from the table below, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can post a Bucas measure tape to you.
SUN REFLECTIVESun reflective silver outer to keep your horse comfortable in hot weather
PONY SIZESAvailable in smaller sizes to fit ponies
ANTI-INSECTDesigned to repel insects
- The Zebra stripe is proven to keep flies away
- Strong Polyester Fabric
- T-bar with Snap-lock magnetic front closure
- Elasticated and detachable belly pad
- Shoulder darts
- Elasticated brow band to keep neck in position
- Tail flap
- Leg straps
- Fillet string