Five Products to Help Beat the Flies!Posted on June 12th 2018 in New Products
Although I’m sure we’ve all loved the incredible weather recently, it has also made those dreaded horse flies come out in force. So, we thought we’d feature some of our favourite products in a blog, to help you combat those pesky insects this summer. From stylish rugs to that all important fly spray – we’ve got everything you need to help make sure your horse is protected and remains as comfortable as possible in this gorgeous hot weather.
Made from a lightweight but durable material, this show rug is a cool and comfortable solution to help protect against flies and insects. Our Fly Sheet is stylishly finished with a leather and brass buckle front fastening, while our extensive range of colour options allow you to choose the perfect combination of rope piping and outer binding (including on the spine and wither area) to create a truly bespoke fly rug. Made in standard rug shape, also available extended to the horse's ears for extra protection from those horrific horse flies.
To cover your horse's ears and protect them from flies or noise, our Fly Veils are made from a mesh fabric. These fly veils are available in a range of colours, with options for rope piping and outer binding to match your Equiport show rugs and saddle cloths, double piping is also available on request. We also offer a range of embroidery styles and colours for your fly veil. This gives you the opportunity to not only protect your horse from the flies when out riding, but also letting you create your own unique look to stand out this season.
Equine America Stinger fly and insect repellent is an effective spray to deter flying and biting insects, including midges. Each application is effective for up to 7 hours, depending on weather conditions, and is the perfect way to give your horse a much needed barrier against those annoying flies. This fly spray is invisible on application so will not leave a residue or attract dust- making it ideal for not only using at home, but also at shows when you want to keep your horse protected but also looking his best. It is safe for your horse and is approved under the Code of Pesticides Regulations 1986.
Perfect for warm wet days, this clever Bucas product combines a fly sheet and a lightweight turnout rug. The upper part is waterproof and breathable, while the lower part is made from Buzz-Off fly sheet fabric. Both these parts together give you a lightweight UV protective and waterproof rug. The unique elasticated and detachable belly pad gives belly protection and also helps to keep the rug in position whilst your horse is in the field. The sun reflective colour helps prevent overheating – making this the perfect rugs for the unpredictable weather in the British Summer months.
Protect your horse's head from flies this summer with the innovative slim fit Lycra fly mask from Kentucky. The Lycra fabric ensures a perfect, comfortable fit that follows the contours of your horse's head. It is highly breathable and durable to act like a second skin to prevent insects from flying under the mask. The extra strong mesh eye covers hold the mask away from the horse's eyes and eyelashes, avoiding any irritation. Also the stretch fabric means this fly mask is equally suitable for turnout or for use over a bridle making it perfect for the summer months.
We’ve got so many products which are ideal for updating your horse’s wardrobe, so make sure you check out all our horse wear here.
Availability and prices correct at time of publishing.