This is a blanket no owner should be without. Not only will you save time, but, you will save money also. Most important you will have a healthy, happy horse!Imagine no more hassles of putting on and taking off multiple blankets!
• 100% Waterproof/Breathable
• 1200 Denier Rip Stop Outer Shell
• Massaging Flexible Insulators
• Generous Shoulder Darts
• Larger Tail Guard
• Double Buckle Closures
• Hook & Loop Closure at the Chest
• Body Contour Fit
Pilo erection is an important function in the process of thermal regulation. It is the horse’s ability to speed up heat loss from the body or increase heat retention using their hair follicles. Each individual hair follicle has a small muscle fiber attached to its base called the "arrector pili"and to dermal tissue on the other end. When the horse feels its body cooling in colder weather the arrector pili contract all at once and the hair follicles stand erect. As the heat is dissipating from the body it must flow through these upright hair follicles which dramatically slows down heat loss and it also helps retain the body heat against the skin assisting to keep the animal warm. On the other hand, when the horse exercises or the day starts to warm up the arrector pili muscles relax and the hair follicles lie down allowing the horses body heat to quickly dissipate. This action allows the inner core body heat to quickly escape, aiding the cooling process.
Traditional blankets flatten hair follicles.
When the horse starts to feel cold or warm it cannot moderate its hair follicles. As with any muscles, they must be continually active, otherwise atrophy (muscle wastage) occurs.
If a human breaks their leg and is put in a cast for six weeks, when the cast is removed, the leg muscles have wasted away and intensive physiotherapy is required to restore the leg muscles to their original healthy condition.
It is the same situation for the arrector pili muscles which are continually flattened so eventually with long term blanketing the horse loses its natural ability to keep warm by raising and lowering its hair follicles. This atrophy to the arrector pili muscles affects the horse’s ability to protect itself in the rain as it can no longer wick moisture up off its skin through raising and lowering its hair follicles. The horse also loses its ability to lift sweat and condensation up off its skin, leading to overheating and skin conditions in warmer weather.
The Cool Heat lifts the blanket 12mm or ½" up off the horse’s body which allows the hair follicles to function as nature intended, benefiting the long-term health of the horse. This is an old concept made easier, cleaner & more effective. For ages people, have been "thatching", which is to put a layer of straw in-between the horse and blanket, to provide the same results. Now you can thatch without the mess or extra task of having to clean your horse after "thatching" to prevent skin irritations.
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The Pegasus® Butterfly Michael Putz models are equipped with short billets, although longer billets can be ordered.
Comprehensive tests convinced Michael Putz of the Pegasus® Butterfly saddle tree. He says: ”I was riding the Pegasus® Butterfly on very different horses – and experienced great results, all the tests were really positive. My students all loved it. They noticed that the horses would quickly become relaxed and more trusting."
The Pegasus Butterfly Bernice saddle is the top of the line with understated elegance. Simple lines, soft, pre-oiled leather and 2 sizes of interchangeable knee blocks include.
The Bernice saddle is targeted to riders with a bit wider horse. The lower pommel rise and wider set panels let the Bernice saddle open up to even the widest horse and still have a close contact feel.
The Marla Mark 5 is made with a slightly deeper and wider seat with the panels set further apart than the regular Marla. The purpose for this is to keep the twist narrower for the rider on wider horses. This also fits horses with a wider back with a touch more room. This comes with both a long knee block for flat work and shorter leg riders and a regular small jumping block.
Built with a ComfortFit tree which is exclusively designed and available in Pegasus® Butterfly saddles. The Pegasus® Marla Mark 5 was created to meet the highest standards of comfort, quality, and durability. The Pegasus® Marla Mark 5 takes full advantage of the very best leathers and fittings and combines them with the exclusive ComfortFit technology tree available only from Pegasus®
No more pressure exerted on the withers and trapezoid muscles of your horse. A unique bridge at the front of the saddle insures stability.