Keep the flies off your horse this summer — by dressing it up as a zebra.

This latest fly rug design, developed by Bucas, has been trialled in Hungary and Sweden, and found that horse flies hate stripes.

The unique zebra fly rug is the same design as the Bucas standard Buzz Off fly rug. It features shoulder darts to allow for extra movement, a stitched on neck, which overlaps in front to shut out the flies, and a belly flap for added protection. It is made of a fine mesh fabric, to ensure even the smallest flies aren’t able to annoy your horse.

To complete the look, there is also a matching fly mask available.

The science behind the design is that horse flies find stripes confusing and will steer clear of striped surfaces.

This new Bucas zebra patterned fly rug, which offers added UV protection, costs £96 and is available in sizes 5’-7’.

Visit www.bucas.com