NO Fly ZONE

Pro­tect your horse from winged pests in sheets de­signed for com­fort and style.

EQUUS - - Eq Tack & Gear -

“The soul of the horses goes into our mar­row;

My sad­dle’s a king­dom, and I am its lord.” ---R. St. John Tyr­whitt, “The Glory of Mo­tion”

Jer­sey mesh ma­te­rial along the spine of the Com­fort Fit Fly Sheet (sug­gested re­tail, $80.95), from Pro­fes­sional’s Choice, helps keep air cir­cu­lat­ing while fleece at the with­ers pre­vents rub­bing. Dou­ble-buckle chest straps, criss-cross belly straps and leg straps help se­cure the sheet in place. A tail flap pro­vides ex­tra cov­er­age. In char­coal with black, pa­cific blue or pink pip­ing, in sizes from 69 to 84 in three-inch in­cre­ments. Match­ing neck cover is also avail­able. Visit www.prof­choice.com. The Sweet-Itch Combo (sug­gested re­tail, $129.99), from Shires Eques­trian Inc., is made with a highly breath­able, light­weight 600-de­nier rip­stop fab­ric de­signed to re­sist wear and tear while re­main­ing soft. The in­te­grated neck ex­tends over the fore­head to max­i­mize cov­er­age, with am­ple fab­ric and stretch pan­els to al­low the horse to graze in com­fort. In white, in sizes 69 to 84 inches. Call 603-929-3880 or visit www. shire­se­ques­trian.com. To de­ter flies from land­ing on your horse, the Amigo Evo­lu­tion (sug­gested re­tail, $130), from Horse­ware Ire­land, is made in col­ors that were cho­sen to be dif­fi­cult for in­sects to see. The sheet is made with a light­weight polyester net de­signed to re­flect sun­light. Fea­tures in­clude an in­te­grated neck, leg arches, a tail cover and three belly surcin­gles, with an easy-to-use disc front clo­sure. In aqua-and-orange, in sizes 60 to 84 inches. Call 800-887-6688 or visit www.horse­ware.com. To stand up to “rug wreck­ers,” the WeatherBee­ta ComFiTec Rip­shield Plus (sug­gested re­tail, $139.99), from Weatherbee­ta, is made of 1200 de­nier polyester in a cross-hatch weave to help pre­vent tears. The sheet fea­tures a stretch panel in­sert over the with­ers, ny­lon lin­ing to pro­tect the shoul­ders and mane, side gus­sets to al­low nat­u­ral move­ment, a tail flap split in two to wrap around the hindquar­ters, and re­mov­able neck and belly wraps for ver­sa­til­ity. In gray-and­pur­ple or white-and-blue, in sizes 66 to 84 inches. Visit www.weatherbee­ta.com. Made of light­weight polyester/ny­lon mesh to al­low air cir­cu­la­tion, Tough 1 Deluxe Con­tour Fly Scrim with Neck Cover (sug­gested re­tail, $98.88), from JT In­ter­na­tional, has a con­toured fit with a dou­ble-buckle clo­sure at the front, a belly wrap with “quick grip” clo­sures, ad­justable leg straps, mul­ti­ple gus­sets, fleece wither pro­tec­tion and a tail flap. The neck cover includes a hal­ter loop, and a Ly­cra in­sert al­lows for stretch when the horse grazes. In sizes 69 to 84 inches. Visit www.Tough1.com.

Add color to your turnout with the Kens­ing­ton SureFit Pro­tec­tive Fly Sheet (sug­gested re­tail, $133.80), avail­able ex­clu­sively through SmartPak Equine in razzel­berry, ba­hama teal, tan or twi­light blue as well as in stan­dard deluxe black or deluxe red. The sheet of­fers 73 per­cent ul­tra­vi­o­let pro­tec­tion and is de­signed to re­sist fad­ing, mildew and fire as well as years of wear and tear. A con­toured to­pline, fit­ted hindquar­ters and an ex­tended body drop max­i­mize fit and cov­er­age. Avail­able in sizes 69 to 84. Call 800-461-8898 or visit www.SmartPak.com. The Cru­sader Light­weight Fly Sheet (sug­gested re­tail, $143.99), from Cashel, is made with a light­weight, breath­able mesh to keep horses cool even on warmer days. The de­sign also fea­tures a con­toured shoul­der for com­fort and a wide belly flap with a triple clo­sure to max­i­mize cov­er­age with a se­cure fit. In sizes from 57 to 96. Call 800-333-2202 or visit www. cashel­com­pany.com.

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