Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
I'm considering getting fly sheets and masks for my horses. I have:
yearling Shetland pony
two year old Shetland pony
The paint is on stall board but is turned out 24/7 unless the weather is bad.
The other three are kept at my parents' and are on 24/7 pasture with free choice shelter.
The flies are miserable at my parents. Outside there are horseflies, deer flies, the flies that gather around the eyes, and mosquitos at night. Inside there are those nasty flies that bite the ankles.
I'm looking for sheet recommendations and thoughts on whether it's safe to for the sheets/masks to be left on (removed occasionally for brushing, etc.). The masks could be removed daily but it may be a problem to remove the sheets daily.
We live in Northern WI and when it gets hot, it's also very humid so I'd need something lightweight and breathable.
For the paint, the sheet/mask would likely be removed nightly.
Any recommendations/thoughts are appreciated.