Fly Masks and Veils
If there is only one piece of summer turnout horsewear that is purchased, a fly mask should be it! Fly masks during the summer are invaluable to a horse or pony with a pink nose, sensitive eyes and ears or just for quiet relief from the flies.
A fly mask with a long nose, to a horse or pony with a pink nose, can be the difference between a comfortable summer and a summer filled with pain and discomfort. Flies are well known to carry disease so a fly mask can and will prevent the risk of conjunctivitis and thus costly vets bills.
Fly masks come in different styles, with noses, ears, detachable noses and with fringes. The latest designs incorporate a zebra stripe pattern to make the horse or pony less desirable to the flies. Fly masks can be used for riding as well as turnout. Riding with a fly mask can help to reduce head shaking, which makes hacking out in the summer a more pleasant experience for both horse and rider.