Canvas Turnout Rug | New Zealand 18oz Wool Lined

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Traditional New Zealand Canvas Turnout Rug

Made from a tough 18oz Ripstop Canvas, traditional wax proofing & wool blanket lining. 

Matching neck covers available

5'9 & 6'0 = Medium Neck Cover

6'3 & 6'6 = Large Neck Cover

6'9 + = XL Neck Cover

Ideally suited for autumn and spring for most horses. 

Please read about canvas care here

Nathans Notes: Canvas rugs are not for everyone, or every horse. However, in the right situation they are ideal for keeping your horse protected comfortably and can last for years and years. 

Canvas is really good for regulating temperature, which means it is more comfortable in warmer weather but will also stay warm when the temperature drops. This means it can be used anywhere from poor summer weather, all spring and autumn to good winter weather. 

They are waterproofed using wax, very similar to wax jackets & oil skin coats which are still very popular with us humans today. The downside to this method is that it is not as waterproof as good quality synthetic horse rugs which have a waterproof membrane, so in persistent heavy rain, they can leak and get heavy. In New Zealand when they know heavy rain is coming, they either put a showeproof rug under the canvas or a rain sheet over the canvas. They also need to be reproofed every year to maintain this protection. This is best done spraying the proofing on the outside of the rug, avoiding wash in proofing at all times. 

Canvas is heavy, but not as heavy as it used to be. I would say they are no heavier than a proper winter weight synthetic rug. The difference is the fit, and if they don't fit right, they are more prone to rubbing. A Canvas rug is like a fitted coat, where a synthetic rug is like a sleeping bag with straps. Our NZ Patterns are based on Thoroughbred horses and Thoroughbred crosses. Race horse trainers and polo teams love them for their versatility and durability, but they wont fit every breed horse well. 

Lastly, well designed canvas rugs dont need belly straps to stay on. Our rug designs are still very similar to what my grandad was making in the 1970's. They are as tried and tested as you can get, it really just comes down to if they fit your horse and are you ok having a rug you can't clean in a washing machine. 


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We despatch the same day if you place your order before 1pm on a weekday. Other orders are despatched the next working day. 
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We use Royal Mail or DPD recorded services to ensure safe and efficient delivery of all of our orders. 
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UK Service Cost Delivery Estimate

Royal Mail - Under 0.75kg

EG. 1 x Calf Jacket or 2 x Lamb Coats or 2 x Sheep Sheets

£4.16 2 to 3 Working Days

Royal Mail - Under 2kg

EG. 1 x Horse Rug or 3 x Calf Jackets

£6.25 2 to 3 Working Days
DPD Next Day - Upto 25kg £8.33 Next Working Day
DPD NI / S Highlands- Upto 25kg £15.00 2 Working Days
Europe Service Cost Delivery Estimate

DPD Euro Zone 1 - Upto 25kg - Belgium, Czech, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Luxembourg, Germany

£13.00 2 to 3 Working Days

DPD Euro Zone 2 - Upto 25kg - Austria, Denmark, Hungary, France

£15.00 2 to 5 Working Days

DPD Euro Zone 3 - Upto 25kg - Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Portugal

£19.00 2 to 5 Working Days

DPD Euro Zone 4 - Upto 25kg - Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Romania, Serbia

£30.00 4 to 8 Working Days
International Cost Delivery Estimate
USA Sample upto 0.8kg £11.00 14 Days
USA over 0.8kg - We are working on standardising rates. Until then, please ask for quote.  P.O.A 7 to 14 Days
Worldwide Sample upto 0.8kg £21.00 14 to 21 Days


At AniMac you can shop with peace of mind. Any items that are not suitable for purpose can be returned. No problem if you want to change size or you just don't like it. Simply return any of your items in original saleable condition within 30 days of receiving them.
At the moment, until we can automate this process, please email
with your order number stating if you want to return or swap items. 
All returns to be sent here: 
AniMac Globe Work,
Unit 9 Globe Lane,
SK16 4RE,
United Kingdom.

All over the world people measure animals in different ways, along the back, around the chest and hind legs or by weight. 

We are based in the UK, but from New Zealand, where we measure all of our products along the back of the animal, neck to tail, then work out the correct conversion. If you get confused or have any questions about our sizing, please get in touch.



 Standard size horses this guide will be accurate. 

NOTE: These measurements are intended for use as guide only. We recommend you measure your horse first for increased accuracy. Our patterns are standard to generous fit. You can go up 1 size for broad horses.


Horse Rug Size Guide (hands) 11 12 13 14 14.2 15 16 16.2 17 18
UK Rug Size in feet (b)  5' 5'3 5'6 5'9 6'0 6'3 6'6 6'9 7' 7'3
Bottom measurement in Inches 60" 63" 66" 69" 72" 75" 78" 81" 84" 87"
 Bottom measurement in CM 152 160 168 175 183 191 198 206 213 221
NZ Rug Size in feet (a) 3'6 3'9 4'0 4'3 4'6 4'9 5'0 5'3 5'6 5'9
Back measurement in Inches 42" 45" 48" 51" 54" 57" 60" 63" 66" 69"
Back measurement in CM 106 114 122 130 137 145 152 160 168 175


Horse rug size guide



Measurements are taken along the back, neck to tail. 

Smaller Breeds like Jersey's can use the small size for new borns. 

Holstein's would use the medium for new borns and small for premature & twins. 

Larger Breeds like Belgium Blue's would be better using the Large for new borns and medium for premature & twins. 

Our New Zealand style canvas jackets are measured in feet and inches and tend to be used for longer periods outdoors during spring. (New Zealand Farming System)

2'0 = 24" Medium , 2'3 = 27" Large , 2'6 = 31" X Large

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Measurements are taken along the back, neck to tail. 

Rams will generally need 36" & 39" 

Lambs will generally use 22" & 24" 

Different breeds come in differnt shapes, but as long as the measurment along the back is used, we are in the right starting point. If the sheep breed is smaller in the front and not much of a chest, these may need to have a dart/ seam stictched into the neck area for a better fit. If the breed is very solid and extra chunky, you could go 1 size up to allow for the extra room needed. 

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Why choose us?

we care

We care about the environment, we care about our impact on it and where we can, we will do what we can so our products have as little impact on our environment as possible. 


Our main focus is the function of a product, how long it lasts, how waterproof and breathable it needs to be to provide maximum comfort for the conditions. 


 We keep our operation and supply chain lean so we can offer our customers the best value products on the market.