If you’re fed up of flies then don’t miss this selection of fly masks to help protect your horse this summer:

Shires Fine Mesh fly mask


The Shires fly mask is a fine mesh fly veil with fabric ears and a nose extension, making it perfect for keeping flies and midges at bay. The nose extension and fleece padding along its seams also helps to protect sensitive horses.

Visit: www.naylors.com

BR Classic fly mask


This fly mask has ears, a nose extension and closes with two Velcro closures. It provides a perfect fit thanks to its use of different types of polyester mesh.

Visit: www.br.nl

Felix Bühler 2-in-1 fly mask


This fleece lined fly mask features nose protection that can be detached with a zip. The mask has extra-soft mesh fabric for ears and cheeks, and a large Velcro fastener holds the mask firmly in place.

Visit: www.kramer.co.uk

Buzz-Off Zebra fly mask


This fly mask provides excellent protection against flies, midges and UV rays and is held securely in place with an elasticated strap.

Visit: bucas.shptron.com 

Mark Todd fly mask with ears


This full-face fly mask has a fleece trim around the ears, padded support across the forehead and an extended nose section that offers full-face protection. It is therefore ideal for sensitive horses.

Visit: www.olddairysaddlery.co.uk 

Equilibrium Field Relief Range


The Equilibrium fly masks are supremely comfortable and long lasting and come with a one-year product guarantee. They provide an effective barrier from midges, flies and mosquitoes and block out up to 80% of UV rays, helping to protect against sunburn. They are made from breathable mesh and feature a soft sponge padding and adjustable fastenings. Available in three designs and in donkey size too.

Visit: www.equilibriumproducts.com

Rambo Plus Vamoose fly mask

Engineered for optimum eye protection, with a detachable nose-guard and large soft fitting ears, the Rambo Plus Flymask with Vamoose anti-insect technology is the most effective choice for combatting flies this summer.

The Rambo Plus fly mask is made from durable textilene and has a soft fleece lining. The mask has a unique reinforced area around the eyes to prevent rubbing, as well as keeping flies away from the horse’s most sensitive areas. The mask also features a detachable nose and offers UV protection.

Visit: www.horseware.com

Fine Mesh fly mask


This protective fine mesh fly mask completely covers the head. The binding and contact areas above the nose and around the eyes are lined with 100% polyester polar fleece for extra comfort. The ears and poll areas are made from a soft and stretchy jersey knit and the throat closure is lined with polar fleece and fastens with Velcro strips.

Visit: www.equestrian.com

LeMieux Comfort Shield


This fly mask has optimum comfort in mind and features soft merino lambswool lining strips across the brow in order to avoid any rubbing. It has breathable, midge-proof ears and strong UV reflecting mesh shields.

Visit: www.rideaway.co.uk 

Buster fly mask

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This knitted polyester fly mask is anatomically shaped for maximum comfort and offers a secure fit. It is UV reflective, features anti-rub bound edges and fleece lined ear holes and is tough, durable and breathable.

Visit: www.premierequine.co.uk

Hy Fly Shield with ears


This fly shield is ideal for those horses prone to fly worry. The mask has ears and features a secure velcro closure.

Visit: www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk

Weatherbeeta fly mask

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The Weatherbeeta fly mask has both offers both nose and ear protection and is made from a strong lightweight mesh fabric. It features ‘Insect Shield Technology’ for long lasting personal insect protection and an adjustable touch tape closure.

Visit: www.derbyhouse.co.uk

Guardsman Fly Mask


This fly mask is made from heavy duty UV coated mesh to fight wear and tear. Its removable nose attachment is UPF 25+ protected and the fly mask also benefits from a fleece lining on the crown and nose to ensure maximum comfort for your horse. Available in black or gold.

Visit: www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk 

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