The Pencil Graphite Show Hood is a fantastic product for keeping your horse or pony clean and pristine prior to competition. Show Hoods can also used for keeping the chill off your horse on the cool summer evenings. However, customers frequently use them in conjunction with our half body product too if they want a little extra flexibility with their products.
The Benefits of Nylon Lycra
The Pencil Graphite Show Hood is made in high quality Italian Nylon Lycra and uses a technical type of Lycra. Our Show Hood contains a small amount of compression qualities within the fabric. The compression helps the product stay in place on your horse when in use. The fabric used is very similar to premium swimwear material and has many benefits over less expensive Nylon Elastane fabric.
The natural characteristics of high quality nylon lycra mean that it is resistant to Sweat and Oils. Premium quality nylon lycra also helps protect from UV rays in the sun and is quick drying and retains it colour well (and is also Chlorine resistant should you want to take your horse or pony for a dip in the pool !!). Technical Lycra lasts upto 10 times longer than conventional Lycra and has superior qualities in terms of it’s resistance to break down and shape retention.
Show Hood Characteristics
The Show Hood product is bound all of the way around the edges to help retain its shape. The eyes, ears and nose areas are bound too, also helping retain shape and preventing ovalling of the eye holes. The binding can help prevent rubbing, helps prevent the hood moving over the horse or pony’s eyes. The under-tummy band and through the front legs Elastic holds the Show Hood in place.
Whilst the Pencil Graphite Show Hood is not water-proof, the qualities of the fabric do prevent mud and pooh passing through which helps keep your horse or pony clean when prepared for competition. The slight compression will help hold plaits in place and the qualities of the compression and will help make the coat shiny.
A Show Hood is simple to put on and take off, simply draw the head and neck up like you would a pair of tights onto your hands and with your back to your horse, simply slip the Show Hood over its face and head and along its body.
Size Options :
Sz1 – Extra Small – Ideal for Horses/Ponies 10hh to 12hh
Sz2 – Small – Ideal for Horses/Ponies 12.1hh to 14.2hh
Sz3 – Medium – Ideal for Horses/Ponies 14.3hh to 15.2hh
Sz4 – Large – Ideal for Horses/Ponies 15.3hh to 16.2hh
Sz5 – Extra Large – Ideal for Horses/Ponies 16.3hh to 17.2hh
Nylon 80% Xtra Life Lycra 20%
Washing Instructions :
Machine Washable, Do Not Tumble Dry
The Belvoir Rug Company products are designed and lovingly made in the Vale of Belvoir, England.