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How To Measure a Horse for a Fly Sheet?

Measuring a horse for a fly sheet is important to ensure that the sheet fits properly and provides the necessary protection against flies and other insects. Here are the steps to follow when measuring your horse for a fly sheet:

  1. Stand your horse on a level surface with their head facing forward.

  2. Using a soft measuring tape, measure the distance from the center of your horse's chest to the point where the sheet will end on their rump. This is usually the base of the tail, but can vary depending on the style of the fly sheet.

  3. Record this measurement in inches or centimeters.

  4. Measure the distance from the center of your horse's chest to the point where the sheet will end on their side. This is usually just behind the elbow.

  5. Record this measurement in inches or centimeters.

  6. Finally, measure the distance from the center of your horse's chest to the center of their tail.

  7. Record this measurement in inches or centimeters.

Watch our Video on How To Measure for a Horse Blanket, which is the same process for a Fly Sheet: 

These three measurements will help you determine the appropriate size of fly sheet for your horse. Different brands and styles of fly sheets may have slightly different sizing charts, so be sure to check the manufacturer's sizing guide before making a purchase. When in doubt, it's always a good idea to consult with a professional such as a veterinarian or an experienced horse owner to ensure that you select the correct size of fly sheet for your horse.

Visit our Horse Fly Sheet Guide to learn more. 

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