Mule Mom from NW Wisconsin
I bought three of these for a total of 12 wraps. I put 4 on one of my mules, 4 on my QH and 2 on another mule (fronts) and the last 2 on another QH (again, fronts).
Of the 12, 5 bands broke off within less than 24 hours - I was only able to find three in the pasture. One was ripped a bit and had apparently come unsnapped, the other two were just ripped. The plastic material that they are made from is, in my opinion, not even close to being durable enough for an average active equine.
Oddly enough, the mule that had all 4 on, kept them on until I removed them about 5 days later. They were removed because I found them to be ineffective as I could see flies feasting on his legs within 1/4 of the bands. The package stated that they would last up to 2 months if kept dry. We did have dry weather during the period in question.
Hopefully others have better luck with their fly management, for me, I'll save my money and just use the standard leg wraps.
Sarah from MD
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
I've had these on my horse for a few weeks, and he now has sores on all 4 legs from where they've rubbed. Two of them have torn in half (still snapped together) and the repellent inside them has fallen out. The other 2 are starting to tear.
The snaps were easy to use at first, but they got clogged with dirt and very quickly became very difficult to put on/take off.
Tery from Moorpark, CA.
2 out of 3 found this review helpful
I tired the neck band on 3 different horses, the best I got was 2 weeks on one horse. The leg bands work good at repelling flies which made me really happy but again they don't last that long, breaking where the plastic meets the fly repellent part. I think if they could improve the product it would be AWESOME! The idea is a good one!
holly from harwinton, CT
7 out of 7 found this review helpful
I have my young stallion out for training. The bugs were chewing his legs up so they were bleeding. I put these on and in one weeks time not one new bite. So far they are great, one thing is they should put stronger snaps on them, but for keeping the bugs away they are working great.
donna from grafton, wi
6 out of 7 found this review helpful
I was excited to try the fly bands, they worked great at first, but after Lacey my horse
wore them for just over a week
they cracked and broke in half
snaps were still in place. So what i did was to call the company that made them, R & R Group, I thought that maybe they would send me a replacement of there product, but no such luck, all the person i talked with said there was nothing they could do for me. No satisfaction>
Emily from Yorktown
15 out of 15 found this review helpful
When I used this product on my horse, it worked great. Until, my horse decided that running through the river in or pasture was a good idea. The chemicals in them washed right out and were completely pointless. Although, if you soak them in fly spray for about 15 minutes, they are as good as new.
Kathy from Monroe, Wi
70 out of 132 found this review helpful
I got these for vacation. I was gone only 5 days and when I got back the bands were in shreds and the horses had rain rot underneath and also a coating of dried green substance. I also saw as many flies there as before.
Kim from Mauldin , SC
101 out of 187 found this review helpful
Just purchased the leg bands they are Great!
In one days time no flies on the legs at all. I had already purchased the collar no flies near him,it worked great too. Every one should have these on there horses. My horse had a fly alergy all the hair was coming out in places. Not now hair is coming back. Thanks so much. Everyone at our barn is ordering them now. Thanks for carring a Wonderful Product!
Lauri Lincoln from Thurman, IA
124 out of 206 found this review helpful
Ive put the legbands on 2 horses, an American Saddlebred and an Arabian that were being tormented by flies. The Saddlebred has an allergy to flies and by the end of summer shes scabby and almost hairless on her face and neck. Her legs look similar, but not as bad. Ive got the mosiquito net flysheets to protect their bodies, but its impossible to keep the neckface covers on them in pasture. The legbands have been on for over a week and they arent even swishing their tails. So far, so good. I might just love these things. Im gonna try the neck collars now.
157 out of 252 found this review helpful