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post #1 of 3 Old 04-23-2014, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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fly sheets?? a good thing??

New to horses... IN san diego ca, where flies are soon coming to be a nuisance. I was thinking of getting a fly sheet,. but some say they dont always work and can increase temp on a horse out in the sun.. any thoughts?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-23-2014, 11:37 PM
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Fly sheets can be great, but some are better than others. Some are also a lot heavier than others and can get uncomfortable in hot weather. I like Rambo Protector and the Fly Buster, which are especially good for horses with big shoulders.
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My horse is allergic to flies (or fly saliva or something about flies!), so he has to live in a fly sheet during fly season, which is pretty much year round where I live. Our normal in the summer is 100+ degrees and at least 60% humidity. My horse is stalled during the day under a fan and stays just as cool as the other horses in during the day. And supposedly light colored sheets actually help reflect light off dark colored horses therefore keeping them a little cooler.
I don't know where you live, but around me horses sweat in summer just standing around, so even if my horse went out during the day, I'd rather have him a little sweaty (which would happen anyway) and content, rather than sweaty and miserable and covered in welts/hives.

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