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Fly fringes: cheap, simple and effective


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  • The best fly fringes for horses are a cheap and simple yet effective way of preventing bothersome flies from landing on your horse’s face. They act as a longer and more effective forelock that moves with your horse to deter flies from landing and moving them off if they do. They are a great option if your horse doesn’t tolerate a fly mask well or you’re looking for a solution for when you’re riding.

    The best fly fringes come in two main styles – ones that need to be attached to a headcollar or bridle, and ones that can be worn alone. If you’re looking for a fly fringe to wear while riding, opting for one that attaches to the bridle will mean there’s less unnecessary bulk around your horse’s head. However, many of the headcollar-free variety are fastened with Velcro, which makes them a safer option for the field if you don’t already have a field-safe headcollar. Some fly fringes also have ears – similar to an ear bonnet – and so provide your horse with additional protection.

    Best fly fringes for horses

    Saxon Fly Fringe

    Saxon Fly Fringe

    Colours: Black, navy, blue, green, pink or purple | Sizes: Pony or full | RRP: £6.25 |

    This fringe is adjustable and easy to attach without the need for a headcollar. It fastens with Velcro.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com

    Fouganza fly fringe for horses

    Fouganza Fly Fringe

    Colours: Black | Sizes: Full | RRP: £5.49 |

    This fly fringe can be worn without a headcollar. It features two strings at the top to prevent the browband drooping and can be adjusted with touch-tape at the throatlash. Can be seen on horse in main image above.

    In the UK? View now at decathlon.co.uk

    QHP Anti-Fly Fringe With Ears

    QHP Anti-Fly Fringe With Ears

    Colours: Black| Sizes: Shetland, pony, cob or full | RRP: £10 |

    This fringe has an elasticated throat lash and can be used without a headcollar. It features fine mesh ears, offering further fly protection for your horse, plus a loop so it can be attached to a fly rug for extra security.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Elico Aldwick Fly Fringe

    Elico Aldwick Fly Fringe

    Colours: Navy/red/white | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £4.75 |

    This multi-coloured fly fringe can be used without a headcollar or bridle. It has a touch-tape fastening on one side of the throat strap for easy use and an elasticated insert for the horse’s comfort

    In the UK? View now at equus.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Saxon Fly Fringe With Ears

    Saxon Fly Fringe With Ears

    Colours: Black | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £9.50 |

    With ears for added protection from flies and insects, this fly fringe fastens with a fully adjustable touch-tape throat lash and can be used without a headcollar.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Hy Economy fly fringe for horses

    Hy Economy Fly Fringe

    Colours: Blue, green, pink or multi | Sizes: One size | RRP: £4.99 |

    Made from heavy, good quality, cotton yarn, this fly fringe can be attached to a headcollar or bridle.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Rhinegold fly fringe for horses

    Rhinegold Fly Fringe

    Colours: Black, brown, plum, raspberry, tangerine or turquoise | Sizes: One size | RRP: £4.99 |

    Available in a nice range of colours, this traditional fly fringe fastens to a headcollar or bridle with touch-tape at each side.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    QHP fly fringe for horses

    QHP Fly Fringe Extra

    Colours: Zebra, black or navy | Sizes: Shetland, pony, cob or full | RRP: £10 |

    This fly fringe has an adjustable throat lash and can be used without the need for a headcollar. It also features a padded browband and headpiece, and fastens with a buckle, which is likely to be more hardwearing than Velcro, but harder to break in an emergency.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or ebay.co.uk


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