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Flies are a cause of so many headaches for horses and their owners and kitting your horse or pony... Read More
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.