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Which heavyweight rug?
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cungryhow · 17/09/2013 13:08

I am looking for a new heavyweight rug for my 14hh lightweight connemara. Last year she had a 5'9 m/w amigo which fitted her very well, this year I was looking to buy a 350/400g rug.

the two I have earmarked are an Amigo Bravo 12 plus in 400g working on the knowledge that the amigos fit her well or do I try the Fal pro bulldog in 350g which is well priced. Does anyone know if the Fals are a similar fit to amigos? Any other suggestions welcome but it has to have either toggles or clips, I don't like buckles at 6 in the morning. Budget of £100 or less. Can get the amigo for £89 or the Fal for £99.

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frostyfingers · 17/09/2013 17:41

The heavyweight I have is a Weatherbeeta Orican which has a built in neck cover. It doesn't move and has kept my TB warm and dry whilst living out quite happily. (It's also brown so good for not showing the mud!)

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Lovesswimming · 18/09/2013 18:50

If you have been happy with the amigo the price difference isn't enough to take the chance I'd say. False economy if you don't like it or it leaks after a winters use etc etc. I love my amigos and never have a problem with them. My lad does also have a weatherbeeta HW that I like but he only were it in extreme weather so I can't say how well it lasts in comparison. So my advice would be to buy the Amigo out of the two

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cedmonds · 18/09/2013 20:20

Have a look at premier equine rugs they are brilliant!!

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cungryhow · 18/09/2013 20:50

Thank you, have opted for the amigo, better the devil you know! I do like premier equine rugs though, my other mare has one but even in the sales they seem to have gone up a lot in price over the last year or two.

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frostyfingers · 19/09/2013 21:14

I've had a couple of Amigo's, just not the heavier ones, and have been pleased with them - they don't seem to move at all.

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FoxyHarlow123 · 23/09/2013 07:11

Premier equine or horseware Rhino.

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