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post #11 of 21 Old 08-06-2012, 01:22 AM
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Macabre, do you mind me asking what brand or where you got that fly face mask? I need one for my horse (currently buying)
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post #12 of 21 Old 08-06-2012, 07:04 AM
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My Paint gets wicked sunburn on her muzzle and as I have her boarded and have 2 jobs, putting sunscreen on her daily simply isn't an option.

So I bought her one of these and it works GREAT! At first she kept getting it off, but I bought a breakaway halter and looped the crown piece through a piece of twine tied to the fly mask and all she managed to do now is get her ears out. She doesn't burn on her body, but a fly sheet would fix any body issues.




These are good, but I had a problem with my one for my horse. He HATED having it on, as he didn't like the restricted vision. It became a battle to get it on every day. However, one of my friends recommended this instead, and it has been fantastic:

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It just attaches to his head collar and I can leave it on the whole time he's out.
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-06-2012, 08:07 PM
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I've never seen those, that's awesome! Though I'm lucky, Jynx couldn't possibly care less about her mask, I think she just gets itchy.

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post #14 of 21 Old 08-06-2012, 08:48 PM
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Ooh I like that Minstrel - do you happen to know where I might be able to find one?
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-06-2012, 09:58 PM
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I have several sabino Arabians that tend to sunburn (I'm putting this down to their excessive white gene) and I just use kids suntan lotion on them. One loves it, the other I have to fight with, but it works like a charm and is cheap! :)

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post #16 of 21 Old 08-07-2012, 04:35 AM
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Ooh I like that Minstrel - do you happen to know where I might be able to find one?
I got mine here:

http://www.robinsonsequestrian.com/horse-clothing/horsewear/fly-masks-nets/field-relief-muzzle-protector.html

But that's UK, not sure where to order from in the US... all the brand info is on there though, sure it could be searched for!
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Haha Im from Aussie :) Thanks VERY much for the link I will have to keep a look out for them!!
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You know, I was thinking you might be Aussie as I was typing, but I couldn't check from the reply box... *headdesk*
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-11-2012, 11:31 AM
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For sunburns on the face or nose area, put on the human lotion sun block. Rub it into their face until you cannot see it anymore. It works well because I used to ride a Palomino Haflinger with a pink nose that burns easily.

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post #20 of 21 Old 08-11-2012, 01:19 PM
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My baldie hated having his ears restricted by the stiff material. They didn't burn anyhow so I got him an earless version. Dark masks cut sun glare better than light ones. Just look through both on a bright day yourself to see the difference. My boy needed one in winter to cut snow glare.
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