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Exercise sheets

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Our team of testers has been putting a selection of exercise sheets through their paces

Our testers: These exercise sheets were tested for three months in a range of weather conditions, on hacks, at shows and in the school.

The products

Eskadron-Softshell-exercise-sheet
RRP
£133

Eskadron Softshell exercise sheet

Breathable softshell fabric. Fillet string, Velcro closure and reflective piping.

True to size and felt good quality. A lot of material in front of the saddle, but easy to put on/take off when riding. Stayed secure, even in windy weather. Horses stayed warm without getting sweaty. No signs of wear.

Masta-Protechmasta-Infrared-quarter-rug
RRP
£105

Masta Protechmasta Infrared quarter rug

60g fill with Infrared radiation to assist circulation. Attaches to girth straps.

True to size and soft fabric. It fitted well, with a great shape. Stayed secure in all gaits and on windy days. Good for chilly weather, and it kept horses really warm. Washed well with no signs of wear.

Thermatex-quarter-rug
RRP
£89.95

Thermatex quarter rug

Breathable, wool-acrylic fabric. Attaches to girth straps or stirrup keepers.

True to size and good fit and shape. Easy to put on, but I needed a helper to remove it when riding. Stayed secure and kept horses warm but not sweaty. Soft material that washed well with no signs of wear. 

LeMieux-Arika-exercise-sheet
RRP
£49.95

LeMieux Arika exercise sheet

Microfleece lining. Velcro closure, fillet string and reflective panels.

The fit was better suited to lighter types. It was easy to fit and didn’t move during exercise. Horses stayed dry even in the heaviest rain, and there were no signs of wear.

Catago-Endurance-Riding-rug
RRP
£46

Catago Endurance Riding rug

Water-repellent, softshell fabric with fleece lining. Velcro closure and reflective piping. 

Generous fit. It was easy to put on/take off while riding. The lightweight material meant it was less well suited to very cold weather, and it was susceptible to the wind. Washed well, with no sign of wear.

Mark-Todd-Fleece-exercise-sheet
RRP
£27.98

Mark Todd Fleece exercise sheet

Anti-pilling polar fleece. Hook and loop fastening and fillet string.

True to size and fitted very well. A good length, with plenty of room around the withers so it didn’t pull back. It worked well to wick away moisture and kept horses warm. Washed well and with no signs of wear.

Premier-Equine-Horse-exercise-sheet
RRP
£76

Premier Equine Horse exercise sheet

Breathable, fleece lining. Velcro closure and reflective strips. 

Didn’t sit flush behind my saddle. Easy to put on/take off, even when mounted. Stayed secure in all paces and kept horses warm and dry in heavy rain, without getting sweaty. Washed well, with no signs of wear.

Shires-Tempest-Original-waterproof-exercise-sheet
RRP
£39.99

Shires Tempest Original waterproof

Breathable, with 600D rip-stop material. Velcro closure, girth loops and fillet string.

True to size and well shaped. Easy to fit, it stayed secure while riding and kept horses warm and dry. The outer fabric was good at repelling dirt, and it washed well, with no signs of wear.

Hy StormX Original
RRP
£37.99

Hy StormX Original

Fleece-lined and breathable. Velcro closure. Girth loops, fillet string and reflective piping.

 

True to size and fitted well, with no slipping. Easy to put on/take off while riding. It stayed secure in all gaits and kept horses warm and dry even in heavy rain. Washed well, with no signs of wear.

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