NO Fly ZONE
Protect your horse from winged pests in sheets designed for comfort and style.
“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.