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
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.
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.
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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.
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
Saxon Fly Fringe With Ears
Colours: Black | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £9.50 |
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.
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.
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.
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