Bug Body Fly Rug


Bug Body Fly Rug



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The Snuggy Bug Body ® Fly Rug  is sure to become a 'must have' in every equine's wardrobe.

Covering poll to tail including full belly coverage it is a headless option pleasing customers who don't wish to cover their horse or pony's face.

Constructed of the same clever fabric as the Sweet Itch Hood and Sweet Itch Rug, the Bug Body Fly Rug is robust yet lightweight and fully breathable, water repellent, stops coat bleaching as well as protecting from midges, other flying/biting insects, dust and dirt. The Bug Body Fly Rug is suitable for horses and ponies with fly or insect sensitivity or allergies as well as mild Sweet Itch sufferers. It will keep you horse cool and comfortable all Summer long.

The Snuggy Bug Body Fly Rug comes as a two piece neck and rug combo for versatility and ease of fitting. The rug part- with built in full belly band, tail wrap and XL flap, is fitted first. The neck piece then slips over the horse's head and is secured to the top and sides of the rug's neck with Velcro leaving no gaps.

The top of the neck sits closely behind the ears even when the horse stretches down to graze and is elasticated, with adjustment, to prevent any insects getting inside. The mane area of the neck is lined with a seamless, silky, non stretch lining to prevent mane rubbing/hair loss.

Small straps are fitted to the withers and chest section of the rug to prevent gaps. The withers and chest areas are padded and elasticated to prevent pressure. Three Velcro patches are fitted to the rug and belly each side to achieve a close Snuggy fit and a strong ant-stretch binding is run along the spine of the Bug Body to keep the rug in shape and prevent it slipping backwards.

Plus there is also the option to add the Sweet Itch Mask with ears and fly fringe (a Detachable Fly Fringe is an optional extra), as well as Front Legs, Sheath Cover or Udder Cover for extra coverage for severe sufferers.
Offering comprehensive poll to dock protection - the Snuggy Bug Body® Fly Rug is the most innovative, protective 'bug rug' on the market.

When the neck is detached the Rug part is suitable for use alone, with any Snuggy Hood or other Summer hood/fly mask. Also excellent as a under layer in winter months, with or without the neck section.

Sizes - 4'6” to 7’3” (for sizes 2'9" to 4'3" please contact us to order)
Colours - Beige, Brown & Haint Blue

Featured no.1 in Horse and Hound's top 12 fly rugs for 2018!


We recommend you order the rug size your horse usually wears. If in doubt you can measure your horse's/pony's rug size using 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. See image below:-

Different fabrics have a different amount of stretch and therefore may fit differently. Please read the following advice when choosing a rug size or if you are unsure.

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.

If in doubt please contact us for advice. All Rugs come complete with fitting instructions to help you when trying on for the first time.

For Continental and US rug sizing please see the conversion chart below:-

Rug Size
Ft & In
Ins Cms EU Back Seam
in Cms
Fits approx
3'0" 36" 91cm 60cm Under 10hh/Foal
3'3" 39" 99cm 65cm Under 10hh/Foal
3'6" 42" 107cm 70cm Under 10hh/Foal
3'9" 45" 114cm 75cm Under 10hh/Foal
4'0" 48" 122cm 80cm 10.0hh - 10.2hh
4'3" 51" 130cm 85cm 10.2hh - 11.0hh
4'6" 54" 137cm 90cm 11.0hh - 11.2hh
4'9" 57" 145cm 95cm 11.2hh - 12.2hh
5'0" 60" 152cm 105cm 12.2hh - 13.2hh
5'3" 63" 160cm 110cm 13.2hh - 14.0hh
5'6" 66" 168cm 115cm 14.0hh - 14.2hh
5'9" 69" 175cm 125cm 14.2hh - 15.2hh
6'0" 72" 183cm 135cm 15.2hh - 16.0hh
6'3" 75" 191cm 140cm 16.0hh - 16.2hh
6'6" 78" 198cm 145cm 16.2hh - 16.3hh
6'9" 81" 206cm 155cm 16.3hh - 17.0hh
7'0" 84" 213cm 160cm 17.0hh - 17.2hh
7'3" 87" 221cm 165cm 17.2hh - 18.0hh
7'6" 90" 229cm 175cm 18.0hh plus

United Kingdom Orders

Orders are dispatched using a 48 hour tracked service. Smaller items are dispatched with Royal Mail.

Standard delivery to the UK is charged at £2.95 for smaller packages. Large packages are charged at £4.95

Order total will be calculated and shown in your basket and at checkout. If you are unsure or would like a quote prior to ordering please contact us.

Snuggy Hoods aim to dispatch stock items within 3 business days (Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays) after the order was placed, subject to product availability. We will aim to dispatch Made to order items such as Jams, Lycra, Sheath and Udder Covers and Made to measure items within 10 days.

Please allow 14 days for delivery of orders placed during clearance sales or end of season sales as these are very busy periods.

No orders will be dispatched on Saturday or Sunday or Bank Holidays – unless by prior arrangement at extra cost to the customer. You must inform us as soon as possible if your parcel has been delayed or damaged in transit.

Delivery to a Postal Address

Deliveries are normally sent using either Royal Mail or a courier service. A signature will be required on delivery for all couriered packages. If you are not at home when the courier calls, a card will be left with details about how to reschedule your delivery.

European Orders

Standard delivery to the EU is charged at £6.95 for smaller packages. Any medium packages will be charged at a rate of £12.95. Large packages are charged at £19.95

Total delivery charge will be calculated and shown in your basket and at checkout. If you would like a quote prior to ordering please contact us.

American & Canadian Orders

Standard delivery to the US/Canada is charged at £7.95 for smaller packages. Any medium packages will be charged at a rate of £15.95. Large packages are charged at £25.95

Total delivery charge will be calculated and shown in your basket and at checkout. If you would like a quote prior to ordering please contact us.

Rest of the World Orders

Standard delivery to the US/Canada is charged at £7.95 for smaller packages. Any medium packages will be charged at a rate of £15.95. Large packages are charged at £25.95

Total delivery charge will be calculated and shown in your basket and at checkout. If you would like a quote prior to ordering please contact us.

Returns & Exchanges

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive.

Unspoiled goods may be exchanged or refunded if returned within 14 days of order along with proof of purchase. To be accepted for exchange goods must be in new condition with all original packaging. A pre-paid Royal Mail returns label is provided for all non-sale items/orders. This Postage label should be supplied on the back of your invoice or can be supplied to the customer by email or post if required, please call +441225 783399 or email sales@snuggyhoods.com to request. All sale items/orders are to be returned at the customer's expense. We don't charge additional postage for exchanges so the cost from Snuggy Hoods back to the customer is covered by us. Soiled goods will not be considered for exchange or refund. This does not affect your statutory rights. Please notify Snuggy Hoods of any goods that have been damaged in transit within 48 hours of receipt or no exchange will be considered. When returning goods please include full contact details, proof of purchase and reason for exchange or refund. Snuggy Hoods will not be responsible for returned goods that are lost in transit.

Please note, goods will only be considered for exchange or refund if they are clean and dry and in new condition. Snuggy Hoods offers a 'free returns and exchanges policy' so no extra postage charges will apply unless you choose to return items using a method other than our pre-paid postage label provided. PLEASE NOTE - the 'the free returns and exchanges' policy only applies to full price items/orders not discounted products. Please try to order the correct size and contact us if we can be of any further help with sizing.

Refunds will be issued by cheque, PayPal or credited via our card machine within 21 days of Snuggy Hoods receiving the item/s back in new condition.

8 responses to “Bug Body Fly Rug”

  1. This thing is a LIFESAVER! My sweet itch pony was so bad last year she ended up with uveitis in her eyes from so much inflammation from her bug allergy. Open sores, insanely itchy, weeping eyes, and just plain miserable. I tried almost $1000 worth of different fly sheets and rugs and all of them slid around, didn’t protect her and fell apart. Her udder was a major issue as well with central midline swelling from the bites. I started her back on Hydroxozine this spring when her sweet itch started up, but she still had weepy eyes and midline swelling. Needing her udder covered I stumbled onto this rug. I got the udder cover as well and had it shipped to the US. She’s been in it for a few weeks now and no more sores, swelling, or weepy eyes! AND it’s been 90 degrees F and humid and no sweating! She’s not chaffing or sore and it covers everything I need it to. Amazing product has saved my pony soooo much discomfort! Yay!

  2. Absolutely love these! Brilliantly made, they last, they fit well and they do the job, no longer use fly rugs, especially on my new boy, he really struggles with the flies he’s clearly tastey to them. And a fly rug hasn’t had any positive effect at all got him a bug body and he’s a happy horse. With no more lumps from bites. Worth every penny

  3. Di Woodward 30.11.16

    Love the bug bodies, seem so much more comfortable than fly rugs, have always avoided the Haint blue, but just bought two in the sale and actually love the colour

  4. Sonya Ellis 20.10.16

    Absolutely thrilled with the sweet itch body bug rug I have just purchased for my shire horse after struggling for many years trying to find a good fit. The rug is of excellent quality and snug to keep the biting pests out!!! It stays in place with no slipping back and has an extra flap to wrap around the tail for extra protection. Thank you to the staff at snuggy hoods for all their help and advice and fantastic customer service. I now have one very happy horse who looks very smart in his new bug rug!!

  5. Anastasia Andrews 24.08.16

    Just bought a snuggy bug fly rug, its amazing, best buy ever well worth the money

  6. Julie Brooks 13.12.15

    Excellent customer service! More than once I needed advice on the fit and repair of hoods for a highland I had with sweet itch. The help was fantastic and worked a treat. The bug rugs he had and hoods kept him itch free all summer without having to use lots of prays and potions!

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