If you wish to purchase a sweet itch hood in 2019 please email me
Matching hoods for DeMeulenkamp Sweet Itch Rugs. Hoods come in Pony, Cob, Full and Extra Full Size.
Please note - hoods are labelled "AA", "A", "B", "C" and "D" for small pony, pony, cob, full and extra full - so a "C" is a full size, not a cob size. Sizes match normal headcollar/bridle sizes.
All sizes cost £55 including p&p
Hoods come with either mesh or a fringe. I usually keep the mesh version in stock but can order the fringe version if you would prefer it - please allow up to 14 days for delivery.
Fitting Instructions: These hoods are ONLY designed to be worn with a rug. They will also fit on the Boett rug though you may need to replace or move the clips. They have straps which do up on clips sewn on the rug itself, and a loop, through which you pass the elastic on the rug at the poll (just behind the ears). They extend down below the neck of the rug so the entire poll area and top of the mane are completely protected.
You will see there are four "button holes" on the neck of the rug, just up from the clips. Open these button holes with a sharp knife. You can then put the hood on the horse, then the rug, and insert the webbing straps on the hood through the button holes; then fasten the strap through the clips. The neck piece of the rug should then be on top of the lower part of the hood. Pass the strap at the top of the rug through the loop in the hood. It's rare for horses to be able to remove hoods fitted like this but occasionally the hood may slip forward. If this happens you need to either move the strap further on to the hood, move the clips the strap fastens on to, or else actually shorten the neck part of the hood itself.