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        06-08-2008, 01:59 AM
    Haha, yeah he had a regular fly sheet, but Amigo came out with this 'buzz block' thing where the fabric has bug repellent IN it. It's awesome! Lol
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        06-09-2008, 01:27 AM
    I prefer Kensington to any other blanket or fly sheet there is. They are made of textaline, and covered with a natural fly repellent. They are a little pricy, but the most important thing is that they are flame ******ant. There is a story on Kensington's web page about a horse caught in a horrible fire. The face and head were burned severily, but where the sheet was covering was COMPLETELY burn free. It totally amazed me and after trying rambo, amigo, and bucas, I know that kensington is truly the best company. My horse has the kensington bug eye fly mask that is in perfect conditiion after 2 seasons and he lives in pasture 24/7. I just ordered the fly sheet and fly boots, and I can hardly wait for them to get in. I am glad because there are a lot of fires in my area, and I don't want him to be at risk.
        06-20-2008, 02:22 PM
    Lacey - where do you get your Kensington items from?
        06-20-2008, 03:29 PM
    I thought smarkpak had them on their website... but I could be wrong.
        06-21-2008, 04:01 AM
    Re: OMG! BUGS!!

    Originally Posted by mayfieldk
    Just wanted to throw this out there, if anyone has been considering the new Amigo bug buster. My show horse is outside all day, and is EXTREMELY buggy. Cannot stand bugs on him, not an ounce, and will stomp his hooves to smithereens. Also note that I live right next to wetlands on a piece of property that has not been lived on for 20 years! (this is our second year being here). So we have some CRAZY bugs. So I got him the Amigo bug buster, and I just put it on... what a DIFFERENCE! He isn't stamping, is enjoying his food... with NO fly spray on. The Bug buster is pricey (150$), but seeing as it's the only way to keep him welt-free for the show season... I am in LOVE. If anyone was wondering if it was worth the price--YES! OMG, yes.
    Yikes. I love my horses but spending that kind of money on a spray? I think not. I think fly sheets as being a much better long term solution instead of investing in such a pricey and temporary solution and I would know we live in mosquito alley.
        06-22-2008, 02:09 PM
    Nono, it's not a spray. :) The fly sheet has bug repellent infused in it; not to mention it's a nice fly sheet with a lot of coverage anyway, and has UV protection.
    I couldn't pay that much for a spray either. :)

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