Manufacturer: Guardian (View all products by Guardian Mask Company)
Model: Standard Guardian Horse Mask (View all Standard Guardian Horse Mask reviews)
Category: Fly Control
Purchase: Purchased online directly from Guardian's website for $69.95. I bought it for my 30 year old Morab mare who has recurrent corneal ulcers. I am a veterinarian and I was interested in trying the product as well.
Likes: The eye covers stick out from the face so they are not touching or rubbing on the eye or face at all. I also like that you can change the eye covers to different degrees of shade. It protects her eyes quite well.
Dislikes: There is exposed velcro which gathers hay / dirt, etc. I also had to put fleece over the crown piece to keep it from rubbing my mare's poll. I still need to add some fleece to the chin strap because it is rubbing her raw there. My mare also has a very average size head, never any problems with standard size halters / bridles / fly masks fitting her but this doesn't fit quite right.
Quality: The exposed velcro and likelihood of rubbing / lack of padding is less than ideal. Great idea, but needs some work. I was disappointed in the quality of the product's construction.
Summary: For the price it should be better constructed. I am happy with the eye protection it provides but feel that for $70 I shouldn't have to be sewing on fleece / adjusting it quite so much.
Usefulness Rating: 4.47368 out of 5.
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