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post #1 of 8 Old 10-18-2010, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Fly veils

Is it safe to leave them on during the night?
Is it safe to go riding with them on?

I'm asking because summer has hit and with summer the millions of flys as well *sigh* the joys of summer haha

Anyway I am only able to see Buzz in the afternoons and so he would have to have the fly viel on all the time or should I just leave him? He is kinda clumsy but I was wondring if it actually impairs their vision at night.

With the riding one I have had someone say its fine and another person say it isn't and you need a 'specially' designed one for riding.

Thanks :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-18-2010, 12:09 PM
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These are fly veils:

And these are fly masks:

The fly veils are just for riding. They are usually tied under the horse's throatlatch, so it isn't safe to use these unsupervised, as it can get caught.

The fly masks have velcro closures, making them safe for turnout. I don't think most people recommend leaving them on overnight, but I do occasionally (usually when I forget to take them off or it the bugs are really bad). If I can see through the mask in the dark, chances are my horses don't have too much trouble either. I do like to take the masks off daily and check them for rub marks and trapped insects. Make sure the eye darts are popped out--if they revert themselves, it can cause serious damage to the horse's eye.

There are some fly masks made for riding. These attach right onto the bridle, so they couldn't be left on all the time.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-18-2010, 04:08 PM
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I would never leave a veil on a horse unattended because it could get caught. I do use them for riding though and I use velcro masks for turnout. I've never seen the last kind of mask posted before. That's pretty cool how it attaches to the bridle.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-18-2010, 04:17 PM
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I have a fly viel...I would not leave it on a horse unattended as well. There are too many things that can get caught on. I MIGHT do it if they were in a stall but still iffy on that.

and i would never buy one of these

Tough 1 Nylon Fly Veil Black - Pest Control 85-7-2-0#
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-18-2010, 04:19 PM
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oh and with a fly the summer I leave it on 24/7 because I can only make it out there in the evenings and she burns from early morning untill the sun is going down. She has a bald face with no eyeliner
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-19-2010, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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ohh haha I mean fly mask oopsey I always wondered what the ears ones were called turns out I had been calling them the wrong thing
thanks though
but would it be safe to go riding with a normal fly mask?
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-19-2010, 03:03 PM
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I know people do ride with just regular fly masks on. I would just make sure it won't interfre with the bridle. Try it out first and see how your horse does. I am sure it wo uld be just fine!
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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okay thanks :)
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