Like... very, very, very terrible. I put a fly mask on "my" (free lease) pony, because the flies were starting to bug her, that was two days ago. I was in a rush when I did the night feed, so I left it on, I didn't think it'd be a problem, and I go out today to catch her, throw the halter on over top and notice that she starts throwing and shaking her head, I lead her to the barn, take the fly mask off and holy cow.
She's rubbed herself raw behind her ears, the hair is gone and she's bleeding.
She didn't seem to be in pain, I was advised to go for a short ride anyway, loose bridle and "be easy" with her, and other than a few headshakes at the beginning she was fine, love her to bits, but I feel awful.
I doused her in MTG, she seemed 'relieved' but still... gah! What do you guys recommend for something like that, MTG? I know it works for rainscald and what have you, and have you experienced this? Are there 'better' fly masks to get? Or an alternative? Or...? I feel terrible. ):