Why Choose Snuggy Hoods??

Snuggy Hoods Ltd have been successfully helping horses & ponies with Sweet Itch for over 20 years. Our unique designs have been extensively trialed and tested over the years on thousands of equines resulting in first class coverage for sweet itch prevention, flies, allergies, uv sensitivity, sarcoids, skin conditions, shining the coat & preventing mane loss.  Snuggy Hoods have the great honor of being awarded a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen in January 2012 which is still currently held.

Why choose Snuggy Hoods?

Snuggy Hoods offer a wide range of sizes from Miniature to Shire along with a made to measure service for those difficult “in between” sizes to ensure comfort and safety for your horse is paramount.

We have a readily available help line for any questions or queries.

01225 783399

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The NEW @snuggyhoods mesh eye sweet itch/fly mask is currently being trialed by a number of customers. This is a before $ after photo having used the mask for about a month. The difference is great!

Watch this space!!! If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

01225 783399


The Show Season is Approaching!

The time of year is approaching where the Show Horses & Ponies come in from their holidays, the mass clipping commences, feeds are altered to ensure that condition is tip top, bathing, grooming and rugging ….the list goes on!!

Before we know it the midges shall be out in force so it is important to have protection against the elements in the forefront of your mind.

For any new followers who missed out on our Snuggy Sooty Showing series 2016. Sooty is a chronic sweet itch sufferer and it is paramount that his condition is managed with the correct protection & great care. Sooty reached #HOYS2016 and you would not believe that he suffers from such a horrid condition. If you feel like you are stuck in a Sweet Itch Rut then please do not hesitate to contact our helpline on 01225 783399, we are here to help and provide knowledge and advice on the best Sweet Itch protection for your horse or pony…..they can look as amazing as Sooty too!

Snuggy Sooty has arrived at Team Holders for his show preparation to begin, we shall keep you updated with his progress throughout the 2017 Season.


The preparation begins – Watch here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ0nRdedeOA

Getting The Perfect Rug Fit For Your Native

Getting The Perfect Rug Fit For Your Native

When buying any rug for your horse to wear, fit is key, and should never be underestimated. If you’ve bought the most amazing rug with a whole range of features it could potentially cause more harm than good if it is ill fitting.

With us here at Snuggy Hoods it is not hard to achieve a good fit, we firstly advise the following before purchasing any rug.

Measure your horse first before you do anything, this can be done with a tape measure. Measure from centre of the chest around the body to the back of the hind leg, to one side of the tail.

It is important to remember that different fabrics have a different amount of stretch and therefore may fit differently. If you are unsure of sizing then it always best to contact the manufacturer first for advise. Snuggy Hoods rugs are made out of a variety of materials.


Shiny Show Lycra Rugs are very stretchy so choose smaller rather than bigger.

Our weatherproof rugs have a medium amount of stretch so order your horse’s\pony’s usually rug size or the closest size to their actual measurement. This applies to Spik & Span Rug, Sweet Itch Rug, and Bug Body.

Fleece Jams Rugs have a minimum stretch so order your horse’s/pony’s actual rug size or measurement.

Petticoat Rugs have no stretch in the fabric so choose bigger rather than smaller.

Click Here for Our You Tube Fitting Guides


If you have a pony who is particularity awkward to rug then Snuggy Hoods have all the answers. We advise that firstly you purchase a standard size rug having followed the sizing guide carefully. Upon receiving the rug, firstly try the rug on your horse or pony ensuring that they are very clean. We advise that having a camera at the ready at this time is best, take the following photos to send us via email to sales@snuggyhoods.com.

  • 1 x Landscape photo take from the side with head up.
  • 1 x Landscape photo taken from the side with head down.
  • 1 x Portrait photo of the front of your horse
  • 1 x Portrait photo of the rear of your horse

If you have purchased a hood for your horse and are querying size then send us the following photos:

  • 2 X Landscape photo with your horse only wearing the hood, one with head up and one with head down.

These photos will allow us to assess the fit of the rug/hood on your horse or pony. We are then able to advise on what alterations need to be made to create the perfect fit.

Snuggy Hoods Alteration Service

The alternation service is invaluable and extremely popular with our clients. Snuggy Hoods pride ourselves on our customer service, trying our best to overcome any problems you are experiencing with rug fitting.

A one off alteration fee of £25 includes the return courier service back to you. Alterations are usually returned to the customer within 14 working days unless notified otherwise. For further information please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are always more than happy to help.

Horse Rugs: How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Horse

There are a lot of rugs on the market and it can be tricky to choose the perfect rug for your own horse.

At Snuggy Hoods we have worked hard over the years to come up with the perfect selection of rugs and underwear for horses.

Our unique designs are made specifically for us. The Snuggy rugs you see on our website are endorsed by Olympic riders and we are proud to carry the Royal Seal.

Whether it be an anti itch rug, light summer rug or heavier winter rug you will find all styles and sizes available from our online horse wear shop.

We offer a life time alteration and mend service which our loyal customers find invaluable. If you require a size that you can’t see on our site then please feel free to contact us as we are always to happy to help with special requests and have our own on site work shop.

Our horse rugs are shipped from our UK warehouse based in Holt just outside of Bath. All of our UK and European orders are shipped from this site but we also have separate websites in the USA and Australia with offices situated in each Country.

The Best Fly Rugs For Horses: Stop Fly Bites In Horse

Fly Rugs For Horses From Snuggy Hoods – The Snuggy Bug Body is the perfect fly rug for your horse. Stop those fly bites in he Summer months. This fly rug/blanket is a must have piece of clothing for any horse as it offers superb protection from all of those flies and midges that can make your horse’s life a misery in the hot Summer months.

the best rugs for horses

The Snuggy Bug Body comes as a two piece neck and rug combo for easy fit.

Sweet Itch

Protect your horse from fly bites and sweet itch with this Anti-itch Horse Rug offering maximum protection and maximum comfort.

The Sweet Itch Rug from Snuggy Hoods prevents coat bleaching and is mud proof and water repellent. This Sweet Itch Rug is also fabulous as an under rug for autumn/winter use, to keep your horse clean and add that extra layer for warmth.

fly rugs for horses

Important things to consider before buying a horse rug…

Think about the type of use, fabric, style and sizing when choosing the perfect rug for your horse. Sizing is all important when it comes to comfort.