Threads

See more results

Topics

Usernames

Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Mumsnet does not check the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you're worried about the health of your horse, please speak to a vet or qualified professional.

Can anyone recommend a fly mask?
8

Springersrock · 17/07/2019 09:29

DD’s mare will not keep the blooming things on

I turned her out this morning and barely made it out the field before she got it off, and then wouldn’t let me anywhere near her to put it back on Hmm

Thanks!

OP's posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

Sarahlou63 · 18/07/2019 16:46

The Shires durable is brilliant - 5 out of 6 are still going strong after 2 months. Having said that if she doesn't want it on why aren't you listening to her?

Please
or
to access all these features

Springersrock · 18/07/2019 17:54

She’s a grey with a very pink face and a wall eye and gets badly sunburnt - she will not entertain the idea of sun cream

Plus the field is quite bad for flies at the moment.

She lets me put it on quite happily, but has it off the second she’s in the field

In previous summers we’ve had her in during the day and out at night, but none of the other liveries at the yard are doing that this year and she won’t stay in/out on her own

OP's posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

OldSpeclkledHen · 18/07/2019 20:04

Gargh bloody horses!!

Mine wears a Cashel flymask... I won't use anything else as I love the fit of them... And it's double velcro (but my mare is a goody two shoes!)

But like other poster said, if she don't wanna wear it ... 🤷‍♀️ I know we know best but I refer back to my first sentence 🙄

Please
or
to access all these features

Sarahlou63 · 18/07/2019 22:45

Can you put her hay in the shade? (assuming she's on hay and shade is available!).

With mind they love the fly masks going on, hate them coming off - my mental state is hugely important.If I think 'it's dark, your mask is coming off' they stand still. If I think 'oh, I would like to take your mask off, is that OK with you?' I get at best a sneer and at worst a clean pair of heels!!

Please
or
to access all these features

Sarahlou63 · 18/07/2019 22:45

Mine, not mind.

Please
or
to access all these features

Springersrock · 19/07/2019 11:01

Thanks

We don’t put hay out but there’s loads of shade in the field.

Her favourite activity seems to be laying flat out in the sun snoozing - the phrase ‘you can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink’ has never been more apt with her Grin

Poor things got a face like crispy bacon at the moment

OP's posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

setinomad · 30/07/2019 14:31

Really taken to the Weatherbeeta stretchable bug-eye mask. No chance of flies getting in, easy to fit under head collars, no velcro straps. As long as your horse is calm enough to have it pulled over its head and ears.

Please
or
to access all these features

EmmaC78 · 04/08/2019 20:15

I have the equilibrium and it does seem to stay on most of the time. I have the midi version but they do a maxi as well which has a nose cover attached.

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.