This is a great alternative to the traditional Fly mask. Made from Diamond weave ripstop Polycotton, these bonnets are lot more flexible and comfortable that the stiffer mesh fly masks. The nose flaps are also great for those of us who have horses that suffer from sunburn.
Our horse fly bonnets feature a poll strap to make it more challenging to remove the masks from rubbing etc. They also provide more neck coverage and we have added rear loops to connect to a neck rug if desired. (via elastics etc - not provided)
We find that the horses tolerate these bonnets better than a traditional mask and are less likely to remove them. The unique locking tab also allows for lots of adjustment to ensure you get a good fit.
An excellent fitting fly bonnet that offers:-
• Great fly and insect protection.
• Poll Strap**
• Extra strong adjustable velcro locking strap, with double locking action to make it a challenge for any horse to remove.
• Unique completely enclosed ears, which are especially good if your horse gets bitten by insects on the ears or if you have show horses - and you need to clip out there ears for showing.
• Complete with a soft fleece trim to prevent rubbing and a snug fit all the way around to keep the flies out.
• Nose Flap to help with Sunburn
• Stiff mesh eye spheres with adequate space between the mask and your horses eyes to insure there is no interferences.
• Fully machine washable.
Don't like Enclosed Ears? With this design the ears are attached & binded in such a way that if you prefer to use the hood permanently without ears - they can be cut off down low and the ear hole will still remain binded and prevent fraying.
Available Colours: White with Blue Ripstop - as shown
Suggested Sizing: Please use the following as a guide only (horses heads can vary so much in shape). There is generally overlap in sizing as the masks do have a lot of adjustment.
Extra XSmall Pony - 4'3 to 5'0 (no longer available)
Pony/Small - 5'0 to 5'6
Cob/Medium - 5'6 to 6'0
Full/Large - 6'3 to 6'9
**Horses are unpredictable animals and there is always a risk of a horse dislodging a fly mask from scratching, snagging or other mischief and then panicking if their vision is effected. When using fly masks and bonnets on horses you need to consider the horses temperament, location to other horses, environment and their overall suitability for wearing hoods. We recommend only using fly masks in safe environments where the horse can be supervised at all times.