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        02-13-2010, 09:19 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Question what do you think of this

    What do you think of this sheet ?

    Kensington Protective Sheets

    My sister got one & it doesnt fit her horse, so now its going to be gypsys ! Does anyone have any experience with it ?

    =D thanks !
         
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        02-13-2010, 09:32 PM
      #2
    Trained
    I don't understand how "Fly Sheets" work? Yeah, they cover the body from the chest to the rump - but flies still bite. Flies still get under the sheet, flies still get the belly and the sheeth area and the sensative spots on their bellies.

    I've brought horses in with fly sheets on, and they come off with flies stuck underneith. I've seen horses with bumps all over their bodies *where the fly sheet lays* due to insect bites.

    It's worth a try since it is free, but I personally don't waste my money on fly sheets. They are more hassle than good in my opinoin.

    Cute colors though!
         
        02-13-2010, 09:35 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Yeah im getting the blue ice one !

    Im hoping it will also keep her cooler
         
        02-13-2010, 09:48 PM
      #4
    Foal
    I'm kinda with you on this one MIE. Whenever I see those horses in the field with fly sheets on, they are sweating and not just a little bit but a lot. They also look so uncomfortable. The only thing I put on is a fly mask. Besides I have other things to buy.

    But like MIE, says it's free so why not?
         
        02-13-2010, 09:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    I don't understand how "Fly Sheets" work? Yeah, they cover the body from the chest to the rump - but flies still bite. Flies still get under the sheet, flies still get the belly and the sheeth area and the sensative spots on their bellies.

    I've brought horses in with fly sheets on, and they come off with flies stuck underneith. I've seen horses with bumps all over their bodies *where the fly sheet lays* due to insect bites.

    It's worth a try since it is free, but I personally don't waste my money on fly sheets. They are more hassle than good in my opinoin.

    Cute colors though!
    Why are you asking for an opinion if you have already know you are getting one?

    I have to agree with the above post. I have never really understood the purpose of them either. The most important areas where the flies DO go all the time are not covered. They end up being expensive to buy, use and replace, fix if you do get one. I have always spent my money on the sprays instead of the fly sheets.

    I find the one you sent a link for to be extremely expensive.
         
        02-13-2010, 10:01 PM
      #6
    Trained
    Im asking for opinions on this particular one to see if anyone has experience with it. If it ends up not being something that is any good I can sell it to someone.

    She also got it on sale for $75.

    Like I said before, its not just for the flies, also to keep her cooler in the sun.
         
        02-13-2010, 10:39 PM
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    Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
    what do you think of this sheet ?

    Kensington Protective Sheets

    My sister got one & it doesnt fit her horse, so now its going to be gypsys ! Does anyone have any experience with it ?

    =D thanks !
    LOVE 'em. I use mine in the summer and winter - they're virtually impossible to rip - mine stood up to over a year of severe abuse before it gave in. I used mine to cover my winter blankets and protect them.
         
        02-13-2010, 10:40 PM
      #8
    Trained
    I don't use fly sheets because it seems pointless, like MIE says, but it's free, so try it out and see what you think. It can't hurt =]

    And just a tip if you didn't know, feeding garlic powder really helps keep flies away. It's not 100%, but it definitely helps. ;]
         
        02-13-2010, 10:42 PM
      #9
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    LOVE 'em. I use mine in the summer and winter - they're virtually impossible to rip - mine stood up to over a year of severe abuse before it gave in. I used mine to cover my winter blankets and protect them.

    Thanks for the info =]

    Do your horses stay pretty cool in them ?
         
        02-14-2010, 12:33 PM
      #10
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    Does anyone else have experience with this particular sheet ?
         

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