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Fly Rugs & Sheets for Horses
Here at Discount Equestrian, we are proud to present our... Read More
Fly Rugs & Sheets for Horses
Here at Discount Equestrian, we are proud to present our phenomenal Fly Rugs and Sheets range! Our dedicated team work tirelessly to source only the finest quality products boasting innovative design and state-of-the-art technology to repel flies and keep your horse as comfortable as possible.
Flies irritate all horses, especially in warm weather, and horses with sweet itch suffer heightened sensitivity to fly bites. Therefore, fly rugs and fly sheets are essential for every horse.
Flies are a cause of so many headaches for horses and their owners and kitting your horse or pony in a great fly rug or sheet can save stress and irritation this year! As the Spring and Summer move closer we all love the benefits of longer days, dry fields and more hours to ride but as soon as the weather starts to change you can count on one thing – flying pests appearing! Whether horse flies, stable flies, bot flies or midges, they are not called pests without due cause. Flies cause your horse to itch, they carry infection and for horses prone to sweet itch or allergies, they are bad news.
In addition to effective field management, Fly rugs and sheets can help reduce fly bites, prevent irritation from flies landing on the hair and skin and help minimise the risk of sweet itch. Flies are most prevalent at dawn and dusk so it is a great idea to keep your horse inside or provide shelter for these times combined with a fly rug in order to protect him from any pests which make their way into the stable yard. Most fly rugs and sheets are manufactured to maximise airflow and ensure the horse is kept cool during the hotter months combined with protection of a full neck and ears in some designs. Choose from our fantastic range of leading brands here at Discount Equestrian such as Bucas (including the amazing Bucas Zebra Fly Rug), Mark Todd and Rhinegold.
Read on to discover bestselling products in our fabulous Fly Rugs and Sheets collection:
Rhinegold® Sahara Zebra Print Fly Rug – “An innovative, soft mesh fly rug with attached full neck. Cotton towelling lines the spine and neck cover to enhance your horse’s comfort, along with a double-layer Lycra insert on the withers. Also features an elastic loop with Velcro to attach a headcollar at the poll for extra security. Extra-wide belly straps with three surcingles and Velcro ensure a close-fit to minimise irritation from flies. The extra-large tail guard is lined with satin nylon, which discourages your horse from rubbing the dock of their tail and protects from damage should they rub their tail. Science behind the design is based on research that flies are confused by zebra stripes, which discourages them from landing on your horse.”
Bucas® Buzz Off Rain Zebra Rug – “A versatile rug that provides the benefits of a zebra fly rug, found by scientists to deter flies, with the added element of a breathable, waterproof upper. This rug is useful for those unpredictable British showers, since it ensures your horse is always dry when you turn up to ride. Bucas have incorporated a new, sun reflective material into this rug, which helps prevent overheating. Rain Zebra Rug also offers protection across the body and full neck of the horse, including an elasticated belly pad with steel clips, to ensure the rug is both protective and secure.”
Equilibrium® Field Relief Fly Rug – “Recent studies have uncovered that the colour yellow repels flies, which is the inspiration behind the Field Relief Fly Rug. It is a full fly rug with yellow coloured mesh and orange/black binding. This rug fits seamlessly with Field Relief Fly Masks, to provide protection for your horse from the tip of their nose all the way to their tail as it repels potentially harmful UV rays, dirt, and pesky flies!
Hy® Guardian Fly Rug – “Polyester, silver, close-weave mesh provides maximum protection against all flying insects as well as reflecting harmful UV rays. The cleverly designed neck fits over your horse’s ears to prevent the neck cover from slipping. This rug offers fully adjustable elasticated touch tape neck straps, plus a belly flap with adjustable elasticated fastenings, to ensure a comfortable, close fit. Also features freedom pleats at the shoulder, a protective tail flap, plus removable leg straps for improved adjustability. An anti-rub lining on the mane, tail and shoulder makes this rug ideal for horses who suffer with sweet itch. Available with a fly mask, to protect your horse’s sensitive eyes and ears, this rug is also machine washable at 30°C.”
WeatherBeeta® ComFiTec Airflow II – “Soft, durable polyester mesh with new, ‘Ultra’ belly wrap, and full wrap tail flap, for premium protection. An elastic insert at the wither provides additional comfort when grazing. The Ezi-Clip front closure allows for ample adjustability, while the traditional side gusset allows for natural movement. The 210T nylon lined shoulders, mane, and tail flap enhance your horse’s comfort, and the elasticated, adjustable, removable leg straps improve rug security. This rug also offers 70% UV block.”
If you need any assistance in selecting the perfect fly rug or ideal fly sheet for your horse, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Discount Equestrian team – we’re always happy to help!