The Light and Airy Fabric Make It Great for the Warmest Climates.
The Shires Tempest Standard Neck Fly Sheet (No Fill) does a great job of providing the horse with an effective barrier to flies and bugs while still allowing air flow. This light and airy fabric is made from a tight knit mesh and UV protective fabric that protects against sun bleach and sunburn, with the breathable fabric blocking 80% UV radiation. Improved seamless neck design and lining to the chest and all seams helps prevent rubbing. Further features include chest straps with buckles, adjustable cross surcingles, adjustable fillet strap and a tail flap.
Shire's ZEB-TEK "Zebra" pattern is proven to deter biting insects from landing. (Scientists' findings indicate that stripes prevent horse flies from making a controlled landing when up close. Beneficial effects for the horse were seen with fewer flies landing on a horse wearing a Zebra print rug compared to both an uncovered horse and a solid color fly sheet).
Detachable neck cover, fly mask, and fly boots (pictured) NOT INCLUDED. This fly sheet is a standard neck sheet stopping at the withers.
Matching products available separately:
Shires Tempest Original Fly Sheet Neck Cover
Using a soft measuring tape, measure your horse's Body Length from the center point of the chest, across the widest point of the shoulder, and to the center point of your horse’s rear, under the tail. Ensure your measuring tape is level and taut, which is easiest with 2 people. The number of inches is your horse’s true size. Learn more about properly sizing your horse.
Weight & Function
This is a fly sheet, intended to protect your horse from flies/insects on warm days while offering UV protection and breathability.
Turnouts, blankets & sheets serve a variety of functions. Turnouts act as a waterproof insulator layer, helping to maintain condition in cold weather. Stable blankets are not waterproof and simply provide insulation for warmth. Other sheets (fly protection, coolers, competition, scrim, etc.) excel at a number of other functions. Please be aware that conditions may vary in a short time span, and always ensure your horse is comfortable under the current conditions. Learn more about turnout, blanket and sheet functionality.
This product fits true to size.
Some brands run a little large or small, so we recommend checking out our numerous product reviews for more advice. Bear in mind that every horse is different and that your measurement is a guide only. We carry many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes. Please contact us if you do have any questions about size or fit. We’re always happy to help!