Horse Tack Review


Saratoga Horseworks
Summer Turnout Fly Sheet
Fly Control

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Manufacturer: Saratoga Horseworks
Model: Summer Turnout Fly Sheet
Category: Fly Control

Purchase: I have bought two of these sheets for my pinto warmblood who "has a cow" about flies. I got both from Dover Saddlery, one on sale for $39, and one for $55. The big advantage of these sheets is that they are cooler than anything else I've found, and the only thing I can put on my horse in our steamy mid-Atlantic summer weather without adding to his misery. The mesh is more open and softer than texilene, and it wicks moisture, so that he is no sweatier with it on than naked. The sheet is also a help with keeping him clean (he has a lot of white).

Likes: The big advantage of these sheets is that they are cooler than anything else I've found, and the only thing I can put on my horse in our steamy mid-Atlantic summer weather without adding to his misery. The mesh is more open and softer than texilene, and it wicks moisture, so that he is no sweatier with it on than naked. The sheet is also a help with keeping him clean (he has a lot of white).

Dislikes: The durability is less than a texilene sheet: I go through about one of these babies a summer, and my blanket repair professional says she cannot patch the mesh fabric. Still, my horse lives outdoors in a buggy area and it seems a small price to pay to help him endure summer. The durability is quite good considering the softness and comfortableness of the fabric.

Quality: Soft but strong nylon mesh fabric with two chest snap buckles, one surcingle snap, and two leg straps. Shoulder gusset on this year's model for freedom of movement.

Summary: A great product. I wish it was repairable, and that Saratoga offered a neck cover version (my horse sometimes has numerous mosquito bumps on his shoulder and neck just in front of the blanket), but the best thing on the market so far for my needs.

Rating: 5

Author: Barbara

Date: 2004-09-07

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