The Shires' complete protection against sweet-itch. Creating a barrier to biting insects is one of the first defences against sweet-itch. This lightweight, breathable rug features a grazing-friendly hood and super large tail flap to help keep the body, neck and poll covered at all times. The fabric also helps protect the horse from sun bleaching, dust and dirt making it an excellent all round summer rug. Features: 600 denier fabric, a stretch ear panel, anti-rub linings, chest straps with buckles, deep shoulder gussets, belly flap with adjustable straps on both sides, fillet strap and integrated leg strap loops. The fabric provides at least 90% UV protection, helping to prevent sun burn and sun bleaching. Effectiveness may diminish over time.