This is a multifunctional product. During the summer months this is the perfect blanket because of its optimal breathable qualities, thanks to the sturdy and very airy mesh that covers a layer of thin ceramic fabric which offers full protection. It may be used both as an extra rug underneath, as a transportation rug, as cooler and in the horse box during the warmer months. It may be used to great advantage prior to exercise/competition in order to warm up the muscles as well as following exercise/competition to help the muscles recover/recuperate. By using the whole rug you may achieve the Back on Track healing effect on chest, back, quarter and loin muscles.The rug has a lining of polypropylene fabric infused with Welltex. On the exterior, the rug has a thin mesh layer for maximum breathing qualities. It is strengthened along the neck opening with polyester and has soft quilting around the withers. The rug has double chest buckles and criss-crossed belly surcingles (pop closures).