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    06-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Fly Sheet

Do you guys use them? If so what kind and do you think they help?
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    06-12-2012, 12:54 PM
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I use a weatherbeta with a detachable neck. I think it works, yes. Not only to keep the flies off but to help with the dirt, scrapes, and sun bleaching...
    06-12-2012, 01:14 PM
Thanks will look into that
    06-12-2012, 01:51 PM
I use them if the horse is going to be showing (keeps them clean and free of bites from horses and bugs haha) or is sensitive to bugs, otherwise I let the horse go without because it just another cost that is not needed, I use my fly sheets the most to protect my blankets in the winter from rips/tears, need the heavy duty fly sheets for that though.

I personally like Kensington, Weatherbeeta (heavy duty not light ones, rip to easy but that's bc my horses are in a pasture setting) or get a custom made one by a local blanket maker.
Weatherbeeta Dura Mesh Detach-A-Neck Fly Sheet

Or just google local blanket makers in your area and see if anything comes up
Here is a one of the local ones near me to get the idea

Pegasus Equine Products: Horse Blankets, Sheets, Coolers, Hoods, Bags
    06-12-2012, 02:01 PM
Yeah I generally don't use one but seems like my Appaloosa's are very sensitive, also I don't know if I should get one because I am going out of town a few times with my horses this summer and not sure what the bugs are like in these place.

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