I got to the yard today to find Jas naked and her FalPro rug in a heap on the grass. So, I'm walking over to the rug thinking 'great, now she's trashed it, best fitting rug she has, just before Christmas..............aaaarrrgh!!' picked the rug up and it's soaked and muddy inside but...........both front clips are undone and intact, and both belly straps the same, fillet string still done up (she's too ticklish for leg straps - we get the 'face' and leg waving) and I think 'how the heck has she done that?? More I think about it, someone has GOT to have taken it off, but there has been no one else on the yard, no access unless someone climbed a wire fence to get into the field. And why?? If I was going to whip a rug off as a prank (obviously I wouldn't!) she would be the last one I'd approach, and if you did start to fiddle, she makes hideous faces and waves her legs at you, where Blaze would actively ENCOURAGE someone to remove her rug, so they could scratch her bum! What do you guys think? PS Tonight she has a Weatherbeeta with buckle front straps, AND a neck, AND (God help me tomorrow) leg straps!
argghh you have one too... I found Neets' Bucas in field ... get this everything still done up... No rips .. or broken clips.. the leg straps are elastic but still don't get how she got out of it.. If the weather isn't fierce she pulls faces at me if I show her either of her rugs (one Fal and the Bucas..) she hates them...
I had a tb mare that used do that. Rug in a heap inside out everything intact and all buckles closed. Last time she did it the weather was awful and I thought fine, u want to be soaked and wet through off wit ta. I left her without for a day or two, when I put it back on she stood like a pro and never shed a rug again!!!! When I first rescued her she was 4 and unhandled and starved. I had to rug her, before I had time to really properly handle her, but for her first rug ever in her life she stood in the field and had it on. It was a beautiful rug and for 2 days she's shoot evil eyes if you touched 'her' rug. It was on her 3rd night that some really ********* people went in the field and stole all the rugs, 7 in total, they sedated the land owners dogs. But because sasha was so nervous and protective of her brand new shiny silver rug they must have pinched the skin on her next to control her and probably her nose too. She had massive haematome on her neck and it took her a long long long time to over come that. Until the day she passed away in April she still hated if the rug touched her back legs when u took it off. So be careful of those fussy mares with brand new rugs on. If hers hadn't been new I reckon they'd have left it as they did leave one on another cranky mare half open.....
Crystal has managed in her lifetime to get out of her rugs, and wreck two supposedly indestructable ones.............. namely the Wambo ones.................... the first time she wriggled out of it we didn't believe it, but we watched again and she just sort of shrugged herself out of it and then played tug of war with it with a field mate................ the second one she trashed in front of the rep from Wambo............. he watched with horror at this little arab of supposedly 'sedate' years wriggling herself out of her rug and trashing it in front of his eyes................ happilyshe has now stopped doing this................ cost us a fortune!
Funny thing is, now I think about it, her mum managed to get her rug nearly off when she had Jas. We found it hanging round her neck next morning, belly straps still done up! So maybe Jas has inherited the Houdini gene ;D Would love to have seen Crystal's antics! Arabs are soooo clever ;D
We get that every so often, I've got a derbyhouse combo that is often on the grass, still fully done up - and how did this happen, someone gave me a really good quality weatherbeater, detachable neck. Put the rug on without the neck, fine for about 3 weeks, then had that horrible spell of weather so put the neck on, three buckles. Next morning rug completely trashed, ripped to shreds on the floor, but the horse is still wearing the neck.....which is now a lovely dog bed.
This is the weird thing, if it was done up, I could accept she had wriggled out of it, but ALL FOUR STRAPS UNDONE?? And none of them broken? I hope she still has the Weatherbeeta on this morning, cos it's peeing down here! ;D
Big fella used to undo the clips to Biscuits muzzle, unclip them and then swing the muzzle around in his mouth and then throw it, I saw him do it, he is also good at undoing gates and untying leadropes with his mouth !
"A life without Horses is like taking a breath without air"
My cob Herbie used to pull My little section A's rug off regulary ::)he would face him grooming his neck then grab the fur collar on the rug and then pull the whole rug off over his head and the section a would step out of it and Herbie would run off with it.
His didn't have leg straps either, just a fillet string. and all buckles were done up.
Big e is not me, he's my horse, whos fat of course
Yep,I tried to rug old Picasso on his first winter here from Spain.Gave up hunting round the fields for the thing to find it completely intac and all the buckles and straps done up...I use it to protect my Fourtrak from the ice now ;D
Post by Sophie and James on Dec 21, 2011 17:00:06 GMT 1
Have you considered that your horse may be boiling hot? It was a very warm day today compared to the last week and really not a day for having rugs on :-)) It's a clever horse that can figure out such a way of cooling down.