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post #11 of 19 Old 05-25-2013, 10:47 PM
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here is the website to the seller she does post worldwide Home -
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post #12 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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He is not scared of the fly mask or the velcro noise or anything like that, he just doesn't like them , we actually washed our cashel one yesterday( the last surviving one), and my daughter went to put it on him today...she would put it on, walk out the pen, shut the gate, he'd take it off. she would go back in put it back on walk out the gate, boom he'd take it off, this went on about 5 time then she called me to come watch....this whole time i thought he was rubbing the velcro on our post to get it off. I was completely wrong he actually rubbed one ear on the feeder got the band over one ear! then would do the next ear and then simply slip it off. He did all this in about 20 seconds! I think we have tried farnam also i think it is one of the ones hanging in the barn shed ripped to shreds! ANd the cashel is double Velcro but i know now that is not how he is getting them off! LOL, i just don't know what to use!!!!! I would be willing to spend the money if i Knew there was even a 80% chance he would keep it on!!!
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post #13 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 12:52 AM
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Those type of fly masks are what we've used. They make pretty "secure" models of it by different brands. I can't think of them at the moment. We've used them on babies and not had a problem with them getting them off. They also come with ear covers if you choose.
I agree with someone else though, I'd just try to find a way to keep him inside during the blazing sun hours.

Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.
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post #14 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 12:59 AM
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Perhaps sit him in front of the TV and show him a skin cancer health warning video?

Failing that, as some others have suggested, zinc cream is the way to go. I'm not sure about the US but it's very easy to find here in Australia where skin cancer rates among people are very high thanks to good ol' ozone thinning. It even comes in neon colours which are kid safe (but not sure if they're horse safe?). It's way harder to wash or rub off than the usual sunscreen lotion and it doesn't run in the sun. Very popular among cricketers who have to stand around a field all day in the middle of summer!

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post #15 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 01:19 AM
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I've been using My Pony Sunblock for the past year and I love. It's sunblock for horses that comes in powder form. You apply it with a sponge and it's water proof. It will stay on all day, and for me, has lasted most of the next day. It does stick to your hands if you use the tiny little sponge that comes in the container, but comes off with soap and water, unless you can find something else to apply it with. Seriously, the best stuff I'ge used.
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post #16 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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the fly mask in the pic is pretty much like the cashel one he is getting off! pretty much the same it looks like...... i was thinking maybe if i got the one with ears he couldn't get it off as easy, think it would make a difference!.... when we first got him he wouldn't even go in our barn cover he was scared of it, but after a few day he became obsessed with it so much so he chases my mare off if she even goes near it, but for the most part my mare stays in her stall and so he likes to stand in the corner w/ her instead of under the cover any more.....
I wish i could show him a Video! I actually looked through my aray of diaper rash cream and found the one with the hightest zinc % and the winner was johnsons!!!! anyways i applyed that to the top lids and bottoms and rubbed it in as much as i could, i dont think it ran at all, it was a pretty hot day, went out and checked today and it was pretty absorbed, skin a tiny bit softer and also most amazing of all His eyes wern't runny at all! i was elated at this cause usually they are bad... I also liked the way it "lightened" his eyes so i think i might just use it for our show on Wednesday .
Whisper22 do you have a website for that sunblock!!
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post #17 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 01:55 AM
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My Pony Sun Block
They are based out of Arizona, that's where I live, so it's probably easier for me to find it at local tack or feed shops. I still called to find exactly which ones carried it. You can always do that or just order it online. It is a bit pricey but I just got the smallest size and it has lasted me much longer than the website says. This stuff was actually recommended to me by my vet for my photosensative horse. He was worried about her developing cancer around her eyes.

EDIT: I just realized on their website they have a new even smaller 2oz size for cats and dogs. I have the 4.5oz size.

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post #18 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 02:39 AM
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I'll second my pony sunblock. Hands down best sun protection product I've used and I've tried most of them. Lasts for ages and they can't rub it off.

For fly masks and shades, look up nag horse ranch. A lot of different designs for sun shades, including one that looks like a hat which might not bother him as much. I have the nose shades and they are very well made.
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post #19 of 19 Old 05-27-2013, 04:34 AM
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the one i suggest before they are almost like racing bonnets them seem to be alot harder to get off
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