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Paddock Blade Horse Rug Dryer: First Hand Experience by Marida Akhurst

Here at Paddock Blade, we are always happy to hear our customers’ experiences. Check out this first-hand review for our new horse rug dryer, written by Paddock Blade ambassador Mari Durward-Akhurst:


Paddock Blade Horse Rug Dryer: First Hand Experience by Marida Akhurst

My Heated Horse Rug Rail from Paddock Blade

I am very excited to be an Ambassador for Paddock Blade. I am based in the UK,and I am a 5X National Champion and a Triple International Champion (Para Dressage Rider).

I am a European Silver Medalist, aiming for selection for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics and going for Gold.

There is always one piece of equipment that you would really like to have, and a heated rug rail was mine.

During my search, I looked up a range of different heated rug rails, but was drawn to Paddock Blade’s due to the ease of use and good reviews. 

I was absolutely delighted when mine arrived. I fell in love instantly; the beautiful red color fits in gorgeously with the Team GBR colours.

The delivery was great and very well organised. The horse rug rail was put into position; already for us to turn on and use.

The rail has an incredible amount of room; one of my horses is 18.2, so he wears 7ft 3 rugs, and we can comfortably fit his rug on the rug dryer with other bits and pieces.

What’s more is that even with these items on the dryer, there is still room for boots, numnahs and my clothes. 

The rug rail is slightly slanted down at one end; this makes it much easier to take rugs on and off for me from my wheelchair.

The rail warms up quickly; within 15 minutes it reaches its full temperature.

We have had a mixture of all types of weather recently; sunny, wet and freezing cold. Paddock Blade’s heated rug dryer has been brilliant, especially when it has been cold and wet.

My horses like to roll and get very muddy, so the heated rug rail has been used to dry off the horses’ wet and muddy rugs.

The rugs are always nice and dry for when they go back out in the field the next day. 

The horses like the warm rugs in the morning; they have high standards! Spoiled ponies!

The horses also go out in brushing and overreach boots, which can easily be dried off on the rug rail along with their rugs.

When I train in the rain and get soaking wet, it is fantastic to be able to dry everything off straight away, as there is room on the rug dryer for my clothes, as well.

This means that everything is ready to go for the next day nice and dry; a win win situation!

I am looking forward to continuing to use my heated rug dryer, and if you don’t have one, I would highly recommend the Paddock Blade Heated Rug Dryer.

Everyone needs one of these on their yards. It is not just the horses that benefit, but also the rider - as well as everyone who looks after the horses!

You can read more about Marida on her facebook page here.


Paddock Blade Horse Rug Dryer: First Hand Experience by Marida Akhurst

Paddock Blade UK

Here at Paddock Blade, we pride ourselves on producing top-tier equestrian tools and products that help simplify life around the barn. 

We are so happy to hear that Mari has had such a great experience using our new heated rug dryer!

We work hard to ensure that our customers get the products they need to take care of their horses and keep things running smoothly around the barn. 

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Genuine reviews from very happy people

Received in quick time. Does exactly what it should do, just got to get the speed right. Any little bits missed I simply let dry out and chain harrow over. Very impressed. Could do with a tractor sized version though! Thank you for an excellent product

Paul Evans

Upon receiving the paddock blade, I have been nothing but impressed saving huge amounts of time and keeping the yard to the highest possible standard.
I recommend and congratulate Paddock Blade UK for bringing this amazing tool into Horse management.

Roland Tong

Great bit of kit, works well in our paddocks. Looking forward to riding in all the spare time I’ll have not poo picking! Video in comments of it in action!

Ruth Jacobs

I was so dubious that this would work for me. I have very bumpy rig and furrow fields. I’m pleased to say I was wrong. I had to go over the field a number of times but I have a clear field and a huge pile of droppings.

Can’t wait to use this each week to ensure my fields are kept poo free!

Helen Chester

Excellent purchase Received in quick time! Our fields are not flat and we have had no issues. Very impressed I will never use a wheel barrow again.
Thank you for an excellent product and excellent customer service.

Beth Mclean


Received our paddock blade on Friday and honestly couldn’t be more thrilled with it. It’s easy to use, does a fabulous job and really couldn’t recommend it enough! To top it off the entire process was hassle free too.

Rhian Mullis

Top quality item and excellent customer service. Oh and you can do a 2 acre field that hasn’t been done in a month (or two) in under an hour!

Jon Davis

Awesome piece of kit and don’t know how we have gone so long without one.

Victoria Wallace

Paddock blade – one of the best tools ever. Easy to use, easy to tow, makes light work of the fields. Saves tonnes of time, picks up every bit and even levels the field out while it’s going. Highly Highly recommend.

Joe Castles

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