A wool blend lining creates a membrane between the canvas and horses coat to extend water penetration. Canvas will absorb moisture from exposure to rain and from condensation under the rug. If you use canvas in wet conditions, you will need to remove canvas regularly and allow to dry out completely. During heavy rain or longer periods of light rain, canvas will eventually 'wet out' and the fabric will become saturated. This is part of the breathability of canvas. Provided you have a wool layer or wool lining between the canvas and the horse, the horse should remain dry for longer periods, even though placing your hands between the wool and canvas it may appear wet. The wool will repel the moisture and keep it at bay between the wool and inner canvas. As soon as the rain stops, the horses body heat will start drying the rug
After around 12 months of constant heavy use, the rug may require re-waterproofing. This will be evident when water is leaking through the actual canvas, not just the joins. We then recommend that you use a canvas reproofer:
WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO EXCHANGE YOUR COMBO OR RUG IF IT DOES NOT FIT. PLEASE CHECK THAT IT FITS AS WE ARE UNABLE TO EXCHANGE IF IT HAS BEEN USED.
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