There is probably nothing more frustrating than getting a new fly sheet for your horse in the mail, and with one look, you can tell that it won’t last long on your spunky pal. Kim, Jeffers Equine Specialist, knows that feeling all too well. To help out, she put together a list of the Most Durable Fly Sheets for Horses in 2021. Consisting of top brands with proven results, these options are sure to give even the most playful horse a run for their money.
The following fly sheets are not only durable but can also be more breathable than soft mesh ones. Since durable mesh fly sheets have a little more body, they “tent” over your horse instead of hugging every curve. This allows for much more airflow keeping your horse cool and protected during fly season. Making sure the fly sheet you choose for your horse is durable helps save you time, money, and of course, saves you from the headache of picking bits of fly sheet material up from around the pasture.
Coming in as our #1 Fly Sheet of 2021 is Horseware Ireland’s Rambo Fly Buster Vamoose with No-Fly Zone. This sheet is extremely durable and designed to last for multiple seasons. It is also treated with Horseware’s No-Fly Zone technology, which repels flies and lasts through several washings. The fly sheet’s fabric helps prevent rips, nicks, and tears while also offering UV protection.
The WeatherBeeta ComFITec RipShield Plus Detach-A-Neck Fly Sheet is made from a strong fine mesh that has been reinforced with a 1200 denier polyester cross hatch weave, which is similar to a turnout blanket, to help control and limit tears. The ComFITec design has a traditional side gusset and additional lining in the shoulder to help prevent rubbing while providing a comfortable fit for your horse. By containing rips, allowing maximum movement, and allowing airflow to keep your horse cool, this durable fly sheet is perfect for any horse.
The Rambo Protector Fly Sheet is made from a unique and patented fabric that is extremely durable yet remains comfortable for your horse. The strong, soft fabric is breathable and offers UV protection to keep your horse protected and comfortable. With all the features you need to keep your horse protected from flies, this fly sheet will protect your horse and last for multiple seasons to come.
WeatherBeeta’s ComFITec Dura-Mesh Detach-A-Neck Fly Sheet is one of the original durable mesh fly sheets. It’s made from a strong PVC-coated polyester mesh that is resistant to rips and tears. The sheet also provides plenty of airflow to help keep your horse cool and protected. This sheet offers protection from flies and rubbing without restricting movement, so even the liveliest horse won’t destroy their fly sheet.
Each of these durable fly sheets would be a great choice to help your horse stay protected for multiple fly seasons. Because we all know that while we love our horses for all of what their personalities bring, it’s not quite as cute when they seem to have just purposely sabotaged a brand new sheet just to see how fast they could do it. The end result is like seeing ripped money on the ground. Not to mention how dangerous it can be if they get tangled. That’s why it’s important to get the most durability out of your fly sheet and to make sure you have the right fit. For help on measuring your horse, check out Jeffers YouTube video How to Measure for a Horse Blanket.
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