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post #1 of 42 Old 07-19-2011, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Fly Mask pros and cons, please.

Hiya,

I am considering putting a fly mask on my horse, the flies won't leave his eyes alone!

What are the pros and cons of using one?

This is the one I am considering:
Cashel Crusader Fly Mask - Statelinetack.com

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 42 Old 07-19-2011, 11:22 AM
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The only cons I can think of are having to go find it after your horse removes it and trying to find the one that is not caked with mud that you know you took home and washed and just has to be in this tack trunk some where.

They not only provide some protection against bugs but they also provide some protection against the sun.
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post #3 of 42 Old 07-19-2011, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks AB :)

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I use one almost everday on my horse and from what little I know, there aren't many cons. Pros obviously keep flies out of their eyes and like the previous post it does give some protection from the sun. I have heard that it can lesson their vision if they are out in the rain with it on (not permanetly but just while it is raining), but if it is raining then the flies won't be bad so you can just take it off. I don't know that for a fact, but that is what somebody told me.

(Knock on wood) my horse hasn't figured out how to take his off yet so I haven't had to search through the field for it.

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Thanks dream.

My next question...with or without ears? o.O

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Either... If you clip your horses ears I would recommend with ears but if you don't their hair acts as a regular deterent for flies. My horse is SUPER sensitive when it comes to flies (I even ride him in a bonnet) so I prefer ears for him. It really just depends on your horse and what you want.

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post #7 of 42 Old 07-19-2011, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks.
I will try without ears first.
Smart Pak has free shipping on fly masks/sheets etc. if you use the code FLYFS! :)

It can be embroidered too. Nifty!

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ON a side note, i love smart pak <3
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ON a side note, i love smart pak <3
Me too!!!

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post #10 of 42 Old 07-19-2011, 12:04 PM
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I haven't seen any cons other than, as AB said, having to go find them out in the field once my big guy rids himself of his (almost a daily occurence). I have the Cashel with the extra piece that extends down to the muzzle and the ears. Since both of my ponies have big blazes, I find it helps prevent sunburn on their muzzles. That is, when they keep them on. :)
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