Protecting your horse from the sun is important, especially when your horse is extra sensitive to the harmful UV rays. Customers have asked us which fly sheets provide the most protection from the sun. Here is a list of our favorites:
Kensington Signature Collection Protective Fly Sheet: Best in class for sun protection providing 73% UV Protection with 78% Air Permeability. The Kensington Protective Fly Sheet is stiffer than some of the others. However, that stiffer textilene material is also what makes it the toughest fly sheet out there. For the most sun protection, we also recommend purchasing the matching neck cover, fly boots, belly band and long fly mask.
WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Airflow Detach-a-Neck Fly Sheet: A soft, durable material, providing up to 70% UV Protection. The WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Airflow includes a detachable hood and a belly band, making it more economical than most others with this level of sun protection.
WeatherBeeta ComFiTec Dura-Mesh Detach-a-Neck Fly Sheet: A tough, ultra-durable fabric, providing up to 65% UV Protection. The WeatherBeeta Dura-Mesh Fly Sheet includes a detachable hood and a belly band, making this a great deal in addition to providing effective fly and sun protection for your horse.
The WeatherBeeta Kool Koat Airstream Detach-a-Neck Summer Sheet is a combination 270g polyester sheet with mesh side panels for airflow, providing up to 90% UV protection where the polyester panels are. Horseware's Amigo Aussie All Rounder offers similar UV protection as it is also made from a ripstop polyester fabric. These provide exellent UV protection, and we'd certainly recommend them in mild summer climates. In hotter temperatures (over 85 degrees), we'd recommend a more breathable, mesh fabric too allow for more airflow.
The Rambo Protector Fly Sheet and the Rambo Fly Buster Fly Sheet are also all time favorite fly sheets of ours with years of great customer experiences using these items. Both of these products provide great UV protection and air permeability in a soft, yet extremely tough fabric.
The Amigo Bug Rug and the Amigo Bug Buster utilizes silver colors to reflect sunlight. For the ultimate in UV protection, take a look at the Amigo Aussie Barrier, a single integrated summer sheet that goes all the way up over your horse's ears.