Sweet Itch Rug Comfort Single Part Fly Mask
Horses that need protection at the throat, neck, ears and face combine a fly mask with our set. It is cut in such a way that it reaches far under the neck piece and protects the base of the neck without gaps. Neck Piece and mask are connected by Velcro and a tie band so that the mask cannot be removed by the horse.
The relaxed fit at the throat is particularly comfortable for the horse. The eye holes are ergonomically cut and do not obstruct the horse. The eye area is protected by a soft and at the same time stable mesh fabric.
The ears are often the most sensitive part of a sweet itch horse's body. That is why they are cut generously, so that air can circulate in them and inflammation is avoided. The fabric here has been processed twice so that we can guarantee 100% dense mosquito protection .
The masks fabric is light as a feather and airy. This makes it comfortable to wear even on the hottest summer days. Once the fabric gets wet, it dries in a flash. In heavy, prolonged rain, the mask can unfortunately start to slip due to the extra weight of the wetness.
Despite its lightness, the fabric is extremely robust. The dense fabric reliably prevents the penetration of black flies. Furthermore, it provides mechanical UV protection in addition to the fur.
How do I put on the fly mask?
But don't worry, the parts are specially designed so that putting them on and taking them off is very smooth. Because it is so quick to put on, it is also suitable for sensitive horses. The openings are loosely cut and the light material "slips" quickly onto the horse. Because the blanket is divided into 3 components, the horse always has a little break before moving on to the next piece.
How do I wash the Mask of my Sweet Itch Rug
Our sweet itch blanket is very easy to wash in the washing machine at 40 degrees and dries in no time. In case of heavy soiling due to greasy care products, it is recommended to soak the affected parts with dish soap or bile soap. A quick hand wash at the stable with horse shampoo is also a good idea, especially because the individual parts have little volume.
Please remember to do this at least once a week for hygiene. This will prevent gross contamination and do something good for the sensitive skin of the sweet itch sufferer.
My fly mask has a hole, what now?
The blanket is repeatedly subjected to extreme stresses when worn, e.g. when the horse scrubs itself or gets caught. No fabric can withstand such extreme stress forever. And it is better that way. It is better for the blanket to tear than for the horse to get badly injured because it got caught. Don't worry if the blanket is "destroyed" or only gets a small hole. Or if one or the other ribbon or Velcro needs to be replaced.
We always have enough mending material on hand and are happy to advise you on repairs. Fabric and ingredients can be sewn with any simple household sewing machine. If a part of the blanket is irreparably damaged, you can buy it from us.
Will it fit my Icelandic Horse?
Yes, but we also encourage you to adjust the sweet itch blanket to suit your pony's needs and thus optimise the individual fit. The cut has been designed from the beginning so that it can be altered by non-professionals without any problems.
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