Horse Rug Size Guide

Horse Rug Size Guide

Horse Rug Size Guide

Horse Rug Size Guide Chart:

Rug Size
Feet & Inches  
in Inches:
in Cms:
Back Measurement     
in Cms (approx)  

 Horse Size

4’6’’ 54’’ 137cm 90cm 11.0hh - 11.2hh
4’9’’ 57’’ 145cm 95cm 11.2hh - 12.2hh
5’0’’ 60’’ 152cm 105cm 12.2hh - 13.2hh
5’3’’ 63’’ 160cm 110cm 13.2hh - 14.0hh
5’6’’ 66’’ 168cm 115cm 14.0hh - 14.2hh
5’9’’ 69’’ 175cm 125cm 14.2hh - 15.2hh
6’0’’ 72’’ 183cm 135cm 15.2hh - 16.0hh
6’3’’ 75’’ 191cm 140cm 16.0hh - 16.2hh
6’6’’ 78’’ 198cm 145cm 16.2hh - 16.3hh
6’9’’ 81’’ 206cm 155cm 16.3hh - 17.0hh
7’0’’ 84’’ 213cm 160cm 17.0hh - 17.2hh
7’3’’ 87’’ 221cm 165cm 17.2hh - 18.0hh
7’6’’ 90’’ 229cm 175cm 18.0hh plus

All measurements are approximate

How To Measure A Horse Rug?

Measure from the centre of the horses chest along to the end of the rump, where you would like the rug to end near the horses tail. See the arrow on the picture above.

How Do Swish Horse Rugs Fit?

As a guide, our rugs are a standard to generous fit. We recommend sticking with your horses normal rug size. Or if in-between, go for the smaller size. Our rugs are designed to sit a little higher on the horses neck, this allows plenty of room on the shoulders. We have fantastic reviews on the fit from thoroughbred owners all the way through to heavyweight cob owners! Please check our social media for customer reviews and pictures. Click Instagram Click Facebook

How Can I Tell If The Rug Fits?

The rug should fit comfortably over the withers and shoulders of the horse. This is to make sure there plenty of room for movement.

Our adjustable chest straps should be tight enough to keep the rug in place, but not so tight that they restrict movement or cause the rug to pull too tight on the horses back.

Cross surcingles should be fastened so you can fit a hands width between the surcingle and the horse’s belly. The straps need to be tight enough to prevent legs becoming caught, but not so tight to that they uncomfortable for the horse.

Can I Return A Rug That Doesn't Fit?

Yes, we accept returns for items that are clean and in their original packaging.

We recommend trying rugs on over a clean sheet or towel to keep them in returnable condition.

How to Care for Your Rug 

We hope this is helpful. Happy horse rug shopping! Homepage