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Beat the Buzz This Summer: Top 5 Reasons Why Your Horse Needs a Fly Sheet & Fly Mask

Beat the Buzz This Summer: Top 5 Reasons Why Your Horse Needs a Fly Sheet & Fly Mask

Here at Performance Horse Blankets, we know how much you love spending time with your horse in the warm summer sun. But those long, sunny days can also bring unwanted pests like flies and gnats.

That's why we highly recommend using a fly sheet and fly mask to keep your horse comfortable and healthy all season long. Here are five reasons why:

1. Soothe Irritating Skin Allergies:

Flies and gnats can be more than just a nuisance for your horse. Their bites can cause itchy, uncomfortable skin allergies. The WeatherBeeta Sweet Itch Combo Neck Fly Sheet offers complete head-to-tail protection, including an elasticized and adjustable belly wrap, full wrap tail flap, and elastic ear hood. This combination helps prevent fly bites and the resulting allergic reactions like sweet itch.

2. Shield Against Parasites:

Certain flies can lay eggs on wounds, causing serious health problems for your horse. WeatherBeeta fly sheets with a full wrap tail flap provide maximum protection against these harmful flies. Look for styles like the ComFiTec Zephyr Plus Mesh Combo Neck Fly Sheet, designed to keep your horse pest-free.

3. Protect from Sun Damage:

Just like us, horses need protection from the sun's ultraviolet rays. WeatherBeeta fly sheets act like sunscreen, helping to prevent coat bleaching in dark horses and sunburn on lighter-colored horses and those with pink skin. The WeatherBeeta Breeze IV Fly Sheet is a great option, offering breathable coverage with excellent UV protection.

4. Reduce Photosensitivity:

Photosensitivity is a sun-related skin condition that can be triggered by certain plants, medications, or liver disease. WeatherBeeta fly sheets like the ComFiTec Essential Mesh II Combo Neck Fly Sheet provide UV block to help protect horses prone to photosensitivity. These fly sheets often come with matching fly masks for comprehensive sun protection.

5. Eco-Friendly Pest Control:

Many fly repellents contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. WeatherBeeta fly sheets offer a safe and effective way to deter pests without resorting to chemicals. Look for features like a higher UV rating on the back and neck for additional fly deterrence, like the Green-Tec Airflow Mesh Fly Sheet.

Stop with us today to explore our wide selection of WeatherBeeta fly sheets and fly masks Our friendly staff can help you find the perfect combination to keep your horse comfortable and pest-free all summer long.

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