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Clothing is needed in winter to replace the coat of the clipped pony, and, occasionally, saddles bought for cash, an unclipped pony may need a garment to keep warm, too. The basic item of clothing is the rug. This should fit loosely around saddles bought for cash the animal’s neck so that the head can be lowered comfortably to eat. It should not be so loose that it slips back and chafes at the withers. Rugs are cut so that they fit and allow room for the pony’s withers and rump, but they generally need to be secured by a “roller” or a “surcingle” around the middle as well. A roller is preferable as it has bads which fit on either side of the pony’s back and ensure that no pressure is exerted on the spine. A surcingle is simply a long saddles bought for cash webbing strap, usually stitched to the rug at the appropriate place.
Various styles of clip include saddles bought for cash clipped out, hunter clip, rug clip, full trace clip and small trace clip.
Putting a rug on a pony is called “rugging up”. The back half of the rug is first folded forward over the front half and the whole rug is then gathered up int he right hand. Standing at the pony’s near, or left-side shoulder, throw the rug gently over its withers so that the neck of the saddles bought for cash rug is well forward of its eventual position. This lalos it to be pulled back into its proper place, ensuring that all the animal’s hair lies flat. The front buckle of the rug is done up and the roller put on so that it lies in teh same position as a girth, so that it is not uncomfortable, and it helps if the lower edge of the rug can be pulled out a little so that there is no tightness over the ‘point’ of the shoulder, which might be rubbed and made bald.
The saddles bought for cash rug is correctly positioned when its central seam lies straight along the animal’s back. To remove the rug just undo the front buckle and the roller, fold the front half of the rug back and sweep the rug and roller back over the pony’s tail, leaving the fur smooth and flat. The rug is then put out of the way in a dry corner of the stable, preferably somewhere off the ground.
There are a number of types of rug, used for different purposes such as saddles bought for cash. All are expensive and deserve proper care. This means periodic washing, scrubbing or dry cleaning to clean the fabric. The leather straps and buckles should be thoroughly greased. All rugs should be thoroughly aired before they are put on the pony, for a wet or damp garment is often worse than none at all. When the rugs are stored, suring the summer for example, saddles bought for cash they are best put away, clean, with moth balls, in a suitably dry cupboard or chest.
A night rug is a simple and relatively cheap saddles bought for cash item. As its name implies, it is put on the pony for warmth at night. The rug is made of fawn jute, a rather coarse fabric, which will stand being soiled when the pony lies down. It is lined with blanketing and usually has its own webbing roller or surcingle. Because it may get very dirty, it shoudl be washed fairly frequently and on any fine day the night rug will benefit from an airing in the saddles bought for cash sunshine.