Ponyo Turnout Rug Review ~ 0g Watermelon

Ponyo Turnout Rug Watermelon 0g
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If, like me, you love a patterned rug what stands out from the crowd, then you really need to consider a Ponyo turnout rug! I have two of their turnout rugs currently; 0g watermelon and 50g tiger tiger. I love them and here are just a few reasons why.

Detachable neck as standard!

One of my biggest bug bears about 0g turnout rugs is that so few come with a detachable neck. Not only do they not come with a neck, they don’t even come with rings to attach one. Most you have to spend over £100 to get a neck option. But all of Ponyo’s turnout rugs, of all weights, come with detachable necks as standard.

For me this is a huge bonus. Scottie very rarely wears a neck, even in the middle of winter. He is a hot horse and certainly doesn’t need one on his 0g rug. So I never want to pay more for a rug with this feature for those occasional days I might want it. But some days, such as before a show or when the rain is really heavy, it is nice to give them that extra protection. So Ponyo is a fantastic option.

Double lock Velcro front

I have had problems in the past with rugs opening at the chest. So many brands only use single lock velcro or no velcro at all on the chest, even some of the more expensive brands! So this double lock velcro on Ponyo turnout rugs is a fantastic idea!

Leg strap and/or fillet string

Another feature what seems to be the norm in all Ponyo rugs is a choice of leg straps or a fillet string. I think this gives you great flexibility to do what is best for your horse. We all know a Houdini who needs legstraps to keep their rugs on. Then there is always that one horse who freaks out with leg straps. It’s nice to know you have both options when buying a rug.

Strong & Mud resistant

Scottie is a mud monster. So my biggest fear is that within minutes of wearing his new, bright, rug, it would be covered in mud and the pattern would disappear. But I have been really impressed with how well it resists the mud! He has rolled, and rolled, and rolled in it. But the pattern still shines through! Obviously, we are still in the summer, so it will be interesting to see how well it copes with thick winter mud, but it was already done better than all our other rugs!

You can tell that the material is a good strength too. Luckily, Scottie doesn’t tend to destroy his rugs But comparing this ponyo turnout rug to other 0g rugs we have, around the £60 mark, the material is just in a league of it’s own. It feels more like the quality of some of our £150 rugs!

Ponyo turnout rug watermelon
Can you tell this is after rolling?

Ponyo Turnout Rugs are Affordable & Adorable

I just think that the range of Ponyo turnout rugs are affordable and adorable. Depending on your horse’s rug size and the weight you want, prices start from £59. There are also seven different designs to choose from (plus a few discontinued patterns still available.) So there really is a rug for every style and personality. Whether it’s pink unicorns, cheeky monkeys or black with a Mexican skull theme.

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