Model: Ultrashield Fly Mask with Ears
Category: Fly Control
Purchase: I have purchased several of these, from online tack stores, Tractor Supply, Fleet Farm, and other places. They usually run about $13-$16.
Likes: This fly mask is one of the few that will fit and stay on most horses. It covers quite a ways down the nose as well as the ears. It is durable and even the few that have gotten caught in barbed wire have not frayed or torn after the initial rip.
Dislikes: Aesthetically, this is not a pretty fly mask. It does not conform to the horse's head, so while it is less likely to rub on the horse, it looks like a giant bee mask on the horse. Also, I have found two horses (out of more than thirty) that can get this one off simply because the "horse" size is actually quite large. While it is more durable and stays on better than the Supermask, it is not as nice looking.
Quality: Rip-stop black mesh with padding on the nose and around the ears. This material is made to rip no further than the initial rip and will not fray, unlike many cheaper masks on the market.
Summary: This is a good mask for larger horses if you care more about quality and fly control than aesthetics. It retains its shape and is easy to clean. It is a good choice for a horse in a pasture situation, where the horse might be in contact with trees, barbed wire, or other horses.
Usefulness Rating: 2.28571 out of 5.
7 reader(s) voted.
Kensington Protective Products KFM300 / Fly Mask with Fleece Trim with Ears Fly Control
Spaulding Labs. Spaulding Labs Fly Predators Fly Control
gordon oil base fly spray gordons oil base fly control for horses Fly Control
gordon horse and pony oilbase fly spray Fly Control
Cashel Crusader Fly Mask Fly Control
Farnam Mosquito Halt Fly Control
Cashel Fly Mask with ears Fly Control
Absorbine Ultrashield Bonnet w/ears Fly Control
Zephyr's Garden No-Fly Zone Healving Salve Fly Control
Flyarmor mane and tail band Fly Control
Kensington Bug Eye Fly Mask (long w/ears) Fly Control
Schneiders Dura-Mesh Fly Mask with Halter Combo Fly Control
Dumor Fly Spray Fly Control
Manna Pro Calm Coat Fly Spray Fly Control
Farnam Endure Fly Spray Fly Control
Guardian Masks Guardian Fly Mask Fly Control
Top Horse Handy Helpers Fly Spray Fly Control
Gordon's Horse & Pony Spray Fly Control
Rambo Fly Buster Sheet with Neck Attachment Fly Control
Pyranah Spray & Wipe Fly Spray Fly Control