How do they work?

Making escapes a problem of the past

Design and Effect

Step 1

On contact with an electric fence anywhere on the chest or shoulder of the rug or anywhere on the neck cover - clever fabrics instantly pick up and carry the pulse directly through to the inside of the rug or neck cover.

Step 2

For the rug, the pulse is transferred to a soft inside strap that is always in contact with the horse's shoulder. The strap is specifically designed so you can layer ANY brand of rug underneath your Guardian rug.

For the neck cover the pulse is transferred to soft fabrics inside the neck cover and are positioned on the underside of the neck. *Please note you cant layer underneath the Neck cover, anti-rub vests will be fine, but anything thicker will impede performance*

Step 3

The clever fabrics ensure the full current is instantly felt by the horse, the rug neither increases or decreases the pulse, so they feel exactly the same as they would without a rug on - keeping your fences up, and your horse or pony safely in their paddock.

If you have a horse with an exceptionally thick mane this often prevents them from feeling the fence, using one of our neck covers will prevent the mane from acting as a barrier.

More information

The neck cover has be in direct contact with the horse so you can't layer up underneath the neck cover (we have neck covers available in 0g, 250g and 300g that fit all of our ranges).

You can layer up as many rugs underneath our rugs as required without any compromise at all to the effectiveness of the fence.

Got any questions? Call us on 0800 019 6468 or email

Design & Performance

Our rugs work with electric fencing to help prevent escapes and injuries – we use clever fabrics that pick up the pulse from an electric fence and transfer it instantly through to the inside of the rug or neck cover. This means the horse will feel exactly the same effect from the fence as they would if not wearing a rug at all.

The special strap on the inside is always in direct contact with the horse – so you can layer multiple rugs (any brand or style) underneath your electric fence rug and still guarantee 100% effect from your fence every time.

The whole chest and entire outer layer of the neck cover works with electric fencing so you can feel complete peace of mind that your horse cant walk into, lean over or duck under the electric fence. Our design uses 100% fabric throughout so there is no wires or batteries; just strong, clever fabrics.

Check out our demo video for more information on how they work

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5 quick facts about electric fence rugs

Electric fence rugs work by transferring the pulse from a fence to the inside of the rug or neck cover
The pulse is transferred the instant contact is made with an electric fence
The chest, shoulder and whole outer layer of the neck cover work with electric fencing 
Prevents escapes – stops a horse walking into, leaning over or ducking under an electric fence
Made using 100% fabric (no wires or batteries)
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Our Quality and Standards Guarantee


Being the new brand on the block – quality is of the utmost importance to us; so our guarantee is to ensure every customer is 100% happy with the design, fit and performance of our rugs. We pride ourselves on quick delivery, great customer service – but most of all – our very clever rugs.

We guarantee that …..
***All our products are made using high quality yarns and fabrics all chosen for strength and durability 
***All rugs come with a standard 2 year warranty covering complete waterproof and electric fence performance and all straps and clips 
***Free size swaps and returns on all orders 

As horse owners, we understand that rug fit is crucial to the comfort of your horse – and we also understand that one size simply cannot fit all shapes and sizes. To accommodate this we always have fully adjustable chest straps and stomach straps, but should you need a little something extra to fit your horses particular shape; we have our own in house alterations service, just drop us a call or an email if we can help, see our contact us page for details.

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Du Ponts Teflon Sheild+

Our Fence Buster range has the added benefit of Du Ponts Sheild+ Teflon coating so the rug resists water absorption and also dries up to 50% quicker than normal fabrics following heavy rain. The Teflon coating helps to protect the fabrics and provides a more durable and breathable rug. The application of Teflon also helps the fabric to resist dirt and grease, if you have your rugs washed annually you can revive the Teflon coating to as new performance by asking your rug washer to refresh the dwr coating using either a Teflon, Nik wax or similar dwr application.

Washing your Rug – All our rugs can be washed the same as any normal turnout rug – be sure to follow the 3 golden rules of washing a waterproof garment

1: Always wash under 30Oc

2: Always wash using a special turnout rug liquid or powder – normal household washing powders and liquids can severely damage or even completely remove the waterproof pu coating

3: Always line dry your rugs – tumble drying can melt away the waterproof pu coating

These guidelines apply to washing any waterproof product


I was pinning all my hopes on this and very pleased to report he is still in his field!!! (Mrs Johnson)

Mrs Johnson

My new boy showing off his Guardian rug - bought my mare 2 of these last year, wouldn't buy anything else ever now!!

Ms Broomfield

My beautiful boy in his smart new electric fence turnout rug, had his rug back on for the last 2 days as tons of rain here and he's staying in his paddock .... Yipeeee!!!!

Ms Newton-Carter

Here's my girlie in her fab new Fence Buster Rug, excellent quality and has kept her the right side of the fence for once! Would definitely recommend - Thanks Guardian (Tanya)


My big horse was always crashing through the fence, now he wont even think about it! Total God send, thank you Guardian! Mrs Waller

Ms Waller