Fly sheets: Too hot for horses?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Fly sheets: Too hot for horses?

This is a discussion on Fly sheets: Too hot for horses? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • the best fly sheet for horses
  • Horses and fly sheets in the summer are they too hot

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Green Broke
Fly sheets: Too hot for horses?

I finally have a bit of extra cash, and was thinking about getting Sunny a fly sheet. The flies are dreadful this year. The traps are full, and horses are annoyed. They all get sprayed with Endure once a day, but it doesn't seem to do much good. There are just too many flies! So, here's what I want to know: Here in Alabama, the summer temperatures are in the 90s daily, sometimes in the low 100s(The high is 101 today). I have been doing research on this matter and I am getting conflicting opinions. Some say they reflect UV rays and cool the horse, while others say that they can overheat the horse. What do you guys think? The one I am looking at is a simple sheet(no neck cover) made of nylon mesh.
Posted via Mobile Device

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly sheets? Wallaby Horse Tack and Equipment 8 05-16-2010 12:28 PM
FLY Sheets sillybunny11486 Horse Tack and Equipment 9 12-29-2009 01:51 PM
Fly sheets? Lucara Horse Tack and Equipment 7 09-08-2009 06:57 PM
Fly Masks/Turnout Sheets/Fly Sheets...HELP!! Tennessee Horse Tack and Equipment 3 07-25-2009 10:15 AM
Fly Sheets! Abby Horse Tack and Equipment 17 05-11-2008 11:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0