How to protect your horse from flies this summer
With the weather getting warmer here in the UK, it can be acknowledged that flies will soon become the bane of all horses’ lives once again. They’re a constant annoyance to horses; getting into their eyes and biting various parts of their bodies. We all want to ensure that we look after our horses as best as we possibly can, but it’s important to know the right products to treat your horse with before investing in them.
Fortunately, there are a number of preventative measures that you can take to try and protect your horse from flies and midges.
The Equilibrium Field Relief Max Fly Mask from Equine Essentials Direct is the ideal fly mask to prevent those pesky flies from bothering your horse’s eyes. It also provides excellent protection from the sun by screening out 80% of harmful UV rays; it is also effective at reducing the possibility of sun damage to your horse. The soft brow and noseband padding ensures optimal comfort for your horse, whilst providing protection from both flies and the sun.
From £35.99 – sizes include; XS, small, medium, large, XL, donkey small and donkey large.
Other options for keeping flies at bay this summer could include a Zebra Fly Rug. The features of this rug include a front gusset, cross surcingles and a full neck. Priced from only £29.99 from EED, this is the perfect investment to reduce irritation caused by flies and midges.
Sizes range from 4ft6 to 7ft.
A good way to reduce the chances of your horse being bitten and irritated by flies is by using a long-lasting fly spray. For example, the Equimins Fly Repellent Extra Strength Spray is excellent at deterring flies. The formulation includes active ingredients made from herbal extracts which have demonstrated quality repellent properties. A little goes a long way with this product, and it is highly recommended to you due to its preventative properties.
This product comes in volumes of 500ml or 750ml and prices start from £16.99.
If your horse is susceptible to fly bites and irritation then we would definitely recommend investing in some of the products featured above. Get yours today from Equine Essentials Direct.