Fly mask, sheet and boots on or swollen body?
I am thinking about when spring and summer comes around if I should buy my gelding a fly mask, sheet and boots. He seemed to rub off his fly mask last year, and when he didn't have one on his left eye would always get puffy and leaky.
With the sheet, I would like to keep him cool because he is black. (I would buy Kensington)
And I want the boots because he gets really bad cracks in his hoofs from stomping the flies away.
Is it a good idea to protect him or let him fight it off himself? I just don't want him to be unhappy with the fly protection-- lol