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    01-05-2012, 04:12 PM
Green Broke
Question Mesh fly sheet?

I have mesh fly sheets for both of my horses. We don't blanket them in the winter because they get really fuzzy coats! But it has been particularly windy, I was wondering if I could put the mesh sheets on them to keep the wind off of them? Would they ventilate the warm air out and the cold air in to make them cold??
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    01-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Ray, I doubt mesh fly sheet will give too much of defense against the wind. Personally I'd just leave them as is if you don't have any other blankets.
    01-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Fly sheets wont provide much protection at all. I agree with leaving them as is.
    01-05-2012, 08:06 PM
Ray, if you don't blanket and your horses develop good coats, why the concern now about the wind? They have shelter, right?

I never blanket; have done it only once when a horse was in shock :(
    01-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Horses coats if healthy provide good protection against the environment. Fly sheets are not doing anything more than laying their outer coat down which isn't good. Their undercoat acts like a hollowfill of sorts. A three sided shelter is sufficient.
    01-08-2012, 08:07 PM
Green Broke
Okay Thanks :)

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