Tosca Rugs have been working closely with Bucas since 2005 exhibiting at many of the main equine events across the UK including Badminton, Burghley, British Dressage National Finals and Your Horse Live. We sell Bucas rugs as these are the rugs we use on our own horses and have found them to be excellent quality and long lasting.
Since 1981, when Bucas was founded in Cork, Ireland they have merged the great Irish equestrian tradition with the latest technical developments and experience from other industries, countries and markets. This has resulted in the development of a wide range of highly innovative and technically advanced products. From the beginning they have exported more than 90% of their products to markets around the world.
In 1982, Bucas produced the first high performance water resistant turnout rug. This was followed by the first fully waterproof and breathable rugs by the end of the eighties. Bucas have also perfected the “Stay-Dry” principle of using wicking linings that transport sweat and moisture away from the horse while the inside of the lining remains dry.
In the 1990s Bucas developed the first truly light weight fully waterproof and breathable turnout for use at higher temperatures than ordinary turnout rugs they also introduced sun reflective rugs and anti-bacterial linings.
In 2000 Bucas introduced the revolutionary Buzz-Off full body fly and UV protection rug. The outstanding overall performance and durability of this product is reflected in the strong customer approval and satisfaction.
Bucas is the name which is synonymous with technical equine rugs and for good reason too! they pride themselves in creating a collection of technical horse rugs and blankets to ensure that your horse is suitably dressed no matter what the weather or occasion throws at you!
Thus, this great tradition of pioneering “intelligent” horse blankets continues and Bucas product range today includes a greater choice of high performance products than ever before.
Because we know that the weathermen never get it 100% right Bucas intelligent turnout rugs boast breathable properties together with Stay-dry linings. So, should the weather change while your horse is turned out, there’s no need to worry about changing rugs as these rugs work over a greater temperature range than ordinary rugs.
The turnout rugs are helpfully labelled with “temperature gauges” instead of the traditional weight system – why? Well, because Bucas have developed highly technical fabrics that not only offer maximum performance in terms of insulation and breathability but have managed to do this without bulk, therefore they naturally weigh less than a standard rug and perform at a wider range of temperatures than other rugs on the market. With Bucas, the weight of the rug is considerably less – yet the warmth rating is much more than expected for such a lightweight blanket. The Turnout Temperature Guide clearly shows the recommended temperatures for our different Turnouts.
The benefits of the unique, wicking Stay-dry materials have also been applied to stable rugs, coolers and sweat rugs. The peace of mind resulting from knowing that your horse is ensured the best comfort at all times is invaluable.
Bucas have pride in ensuring that your horse always wears the very best. the collections meet with the ever changing needs and demands that modern horse ownership brings, which is why updates on rug design and improvements are made. Recent developments have included new front fastenings, additional field and stable friendly colours and updates on some of our rug designs to further improve fit and freedom.
As with the intelligent rugs the same principle of using technologically advanced materials and design is applied to other products including saddle girths, saddle pads, travel boots and halters.
Bucas also offers products, comparable with standard products on the market, without the unique features of our intelligent products but offering the same Bucas quality at popular prices.
If you would like to:
- Save time
- Turn out your horse without worrying about changes or extremes of weather
- Avoid unnecessary rug changes
- Use rugs that can be easily maintained
- Use turnout rugs that are tough, hard-wearing and long lasting
You will find that Bucas is the right choice for both you and your horse!