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JTranch 05-20-2010 04:35 AM

***FLY MASK*** Help!!!
 
I am having a serious problem with a neighbor horse ripping off my gelding's fly mask. I tried all kinds, supermask, double velcro, so on and so forth. I also tried deterents such as hot sauce, apple bitters spray with no success. The mask is taken off of him within 2 hours... or as soon as I leave. I know it is the neghboring horse because the mask is usually in their stall...there are also chew marks on it.
I'm terribly frustrated!!! Does anyone have any creative ideas that have worked in this type of predicament?? :roll:

Alwaysbehind 05-20-2010 09:23 AM

It can be very frustrating.

Have you tried putting a halter on over the fly mask?

JTranch 05-20-2010 10:14 PM

Yes, thank you, I did try the halter over the mask. The mare pulled the halter off (she pulled so hard that the clip on the thorat latch broke!!) Arrrrr...what to do?!

SilverSpur 05-20-2010 10:18 PM

can you swap stalls with someone?

JTranch 05-20-2010 10:24 PM

Nope, unfortunately not an option.

CharliGirl 05-21-2010 11:24 AM

Is the velcro getting undone, or is the elastic allowing the fly mask to come off?

My geldings pull each others fly masks off when they are elastic--when there is just velcro they tend to stay on longer.

I bought a Cashel fly mask for my little arab cross, and his fly mask stays on for the most part. I guess it is harder to slip it over his head. Another thing I like about the Cashel is that the velcro strap lies flat against the mask, making it very difficult for a horse to get a hold of it to pull it off.

If worse came to worse, I would just put some of the roll-on fly repellent on his face. The other horse can't rip that off.

justsambam08 05-21-2010 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by CharliGirl (Post 639875)
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I bought a Cashel fly mask for my little arab cross, and his fly mask stays on for the most part. I guess it is harder to slip it over his head. Another thing I like about the Cashel is that the velcro strap lies flat against the mask, making it very difficult for a horse to get a hold of it to pull it off.

Cashel's velcro strips are also under the chin and short, versus other fly masks that wrap around to the left side of the face.

BrewCrew 05-21-2010 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharliGirl (Post 639875)

If worse came to worse, I would just put some of the roll-on fly repellent on his face. The other horse can't rip that off.

LOL. I like it. :D

kitten_Val 05-21-2010 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CharliGirl (Post 639875)
If worse came to worse, I would just put some of the roll-on fly repellent on his face. The other horse can't rip that off.

Or just spray some on paper or your hand and put it on his head (I do it when go for the trail ride). I'm really afraid there is no magic cure for this problem. :-) My horses loose the fly masks all the time when they roll in a dust (and they don't even rip them off on purpose).

JTranch 05-26-2010 03:27 PM

I have tried Cashels, unfortunately they do not hold up as well as the Farnman supermask II's. The double velcro helps. BUT, they still manage to rip it off!!


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