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What fly protection for your horse

Posted by Country And Stable US on 27th Oct 2016

What fly protection for your horse

Even though the colder weather has left us, mornings and evenings can still have a bit of bite to them, as can the flies once the weather turns hotter! Fly protection for your horse from fly bites with fly blankets and sheets. We stock blankets that are both stylish and functional for when the weather begins to heat up.

We asked a couple Country & Stable friends to weigh in on what fly protection they are using this season.


Fly protection - Horse wearing Horseware Amigo Bug Blanket

“I bought this rug two years ago. It was one of my best buys as it is very affordable and has many good points. With this rug being strong but lightweight, breathable and sun reflecting Stella, my mare, is happy to stay out when it gets hot. It has a removable neck and is machine washable which is always a bonus for me! The rug has got front leg arches rather than gussets, but works for Stella.”

Made from a soft polyester mesh, the Amigo Bug Rug features a removable neck cover with mane liner included. The rug comes with patented front leg arches and cross surcingles. The light color effectively reflects the sun, keeping your horse cool, comfortable and protected.

WeatherBeeta Sweet Itch Shield Combo Neck: TOUGH AND REPAIRABLE

Horse wearing Weatherbeeta Sweet Itch Shield

“When Debra is standing, the neck of the rug looks like it comes too far up but when she is grazing, the neck goes right to her ears and keeps her well protected from flies.
Plus, the tough fabric withstands all of Debra’s rolling antics and stays put. I am excited to see a rug last longer than one season!” - Beth The WeatherBeeta Sweet Itch Shield Combo Neck features a ripshield with an attached neck and a soft durable ripstop polyester mesh outer and a cross hatch weave to prevent tears. The side gussets allow ease of movement and the low cross surcingles, web leg straps and full wrap tail flap offers comfort and all-around fly protection.

The Bucas Buzz Off Zebra Fly Sheet Full Neck: CHIC AND COMFORTABLE

Horse wearing Bucas Buzz Off Full Neck Sheet

“People in the yard were a little sceptical about the Zebra design, but once they saw how effective it was as a fly rug, they were impressed.
The mesh is durable and breathable and the fact that the rug comes in a big neck version means that I know my horse will be comfortable in the field all day.” - Trish

This fly rug is effective, generous in length and covers all that it needs to. The internal straps with the belly flap mean there are no surcingle’s on the outside to get torn and ripped.