** NEW & IMPROVED FABRIC JULY 2023 **
The Snuggy Lycra Hood is made of the finest, durable, nylon shiny spandex which is comfortable and breathable. This stretch Lycra Hood covers face, ears, shoulders, neck, mane, withers and chest. It features an optional zip, adjustable noseband, elastic chest strap and velcro belly band. There is the option of a zip for ease of fitting which runs from chin to chest. Without the zip the Lycra Hood is ‘pull on’ so simply slipped over the nose and pulled back into position the secured with the belly band.
ZIP OR PULL ON ? - we would always recommend a pull on hood unless the horse is head shy. Why? Less fiddly, Less to break, Less Bulky. If your horse is head shy or would find fitting stressful or upsetting, we would always recommend a zipped hood.
**PLEASE STUDY THE FITTING ADVICE CAREFULLY - WE DO RECOMMEND THAT THE HORSE IS STABLED WHEN FIRST TRYING ANY HOOD**
Our unique design and generous neck length ensures a perfect, comfortable and secure fit. The Lycra Hood is designed to be used indoors for show/event preparation to achieve ultimate coat shine, keep dust/forage/bedding out of the coat/mane and also to lay the hair flat. It is a fantastic Hood for keeping plaits in place either overnight in the stable or whilst traveling to a show. It is suitable for use at a show, in the stable, lorry or trailer. The Lycra Hood can be used with any rug as it is self-fixing.
TOP TIP - Hate the ears being covered ? Simple cut off - once you are happy with the fit of course !!
We don't recommend the Snuggy Lycra Hood for outdoor use. The Snuggy Lycra Body Rug is designed to be worn with our Lycra Body Rug to offer complete nose to tail coverage for the show season, keeping coat super shiny and dust free.
As featured in Horse & Hound's - "9 of the Best Stretch Hoods" This Lycra Hood is best teamed with the but can also be used with any other rug.
Check out our Snuggy Lycra Hood product video - click here.
The Snuggy Lycra Hood and Lycra Body Rug combination will help you achieve show ring shine like the professionals! We strongly believe a two piece (Hood and Rug) combination is more comfortable for the horse or pony to wear as in our experience all-in-one Lycra suits can ride backwards creating pressure and pulling up into the eyes/face. A Hood and Rug combo offers more flexibility for usage (each items can be used individually) and it is also possible to achieve a better fit as the Hoods and Rugs are sized separately.
The Snuggy Lycra Hood can be easily washed in a domestic machine on a normal cycle. When washing always remember to do up the zip and velcro to prevent snagging and to prolong the life of the fabric/velcro. To protect your washing machine from mud, grit and loose hair use the Snuggy Laundry Bag to wash your horse's Snuggy items.
**Please note that this product is not water repellent and will not prevent staining from either wet bedding or droppings. If you are looking for stain protection, please look at the water repellent anti itch or turn out range of products.
PLEASE NOTE - The Lycra Hood sizing is generous due to the stretchy fabric so please choose a smaller size rather than bigger if your horse/pony falls between sizes. Please contact us for sizing advice before purchasing if you are unsure.This product should be a tight fit.
Sizes – XS to XXL (see size guide tab for more detailed sizing advice)
Colours - Black, Navy, Burgundy
PLEASE BE INCREDIBLY FUSSY WITH THE FITTING OF ANY PRODUCT COVERING THE HORSES FACE. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HORSE UNATTENDED UNLESS YOU ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE HORSE IS HAPPY AND THAT YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE FIT. IF UNSURE, PLEASE REMOVE IT IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT US, OR PHOTOGRAPH IT ON YOUR HORSE IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO CHECK.
AS WITH ANY ITEM, ILL FIT CAN CAUSE RUBBING AND CAN MOVE WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS. THAT SAID, WE MUST ADD, THAT THE BEST FITTING HOOD AND RUG CAN MOVE IF CAUGHT ON SOMETHING OR RUBBED OR PULLED AT. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS.