Kensington Fly Mask w/Fleece and Ears
Kensington Fly Mask with Ears and Fleece Trim
Constructed of Textilene a innovative PVC coated polyester fabric with a 1000 x 2000 weave. Known for its durability, it is specially formulated to withstand fading, soiling, wear and tear, and is mildew resistant. This fly mask not only shields your horse from biting insects, but also shades your horse with 73% UV protection. Offers protection from fire and air-borne debris. Wearing this fly mask allows your horse full visibility with maximum protection to the facial and eye areas. Non-abrasive, non-sticking, and 78% air permeable, this mask protects from the elements and also allows for wound healing. The original double locking system keeps the mask in place.
Protects against harmful UV rays
Double eye darts prevent eye irritation
Double locking Throat latch to keep in place
Elastic Throat strap for comfort
Small: 500-700 lbs
Med: 700-900 lbs. Large: 900-1200 lbs.
X-Large: 1,200- 1,500 lbs
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Does this mask have a hole for the forelock to come out? My gelding has a huge forelock and I would hate for it to be stuck in the mask.
Best Answer: Hi!!! No, this mask does not have a hole for the forelock and I've been thinking about cutting one. My horse has a fairly wispy forelock, so if your gelding has a substantial one I would recommend a different mask entirely. Hope this helps!!! Happy trails!!! :)
Does this mask strap with a buckle or Velcro? I had one with a buckle once and it got caught while my horse was wearing it.
Best Answer: Hi!! The straps are Velcro, but I should mention that there is no opening for the forelock and I feel like it wasn't helping my horse's already thin forelock to grow. I ended up cutting the ear covers off as well, because they were so large that when my horse would bend over to eat out of her feeder they filled up with itchy little bits of hay that lodged in the mesh. I also had to cut a space in the back so I could attach it to the neck portion of my fly sheet. I was able to make it work, but I would not buy this particular mask again. Sorry for the long response, but I wish I'd known those things in advance!!! Hope that helps!!! Happy trails!!! :)
this is my first horse. I have no idea what kind of fly mask to get. Any is there anyone certain fly mask that are great quality but not expensive ?
Best Answer: No, not really. Fly masks are generally a bit pricey. The best mask is one that fits without rubbing and stays on., the fleece helps against rubbing. The fit is generally a mask that is somewhat loose, especially in the eye area. The Kensington wears well and if you have problems with mites in the ears, then get a mask with ears. Just as a note, the major discount store ( W), has a mask that is about $14.99, but only in horse size.
If your horse is sunlight sensitive, then be sure to get a UV mask, yes it happens with horses with light eyes. Also, if your horse has a white nose and is in the sun, you might consider a mask with a nose piece. If your horse already has some eye irritation, put Vaseline around the eye for a few days so if any flies get to the eye, they won't land. My practice is to have at least two masks. One on my mare and one in the wash that way I bet about two years of use. The greatest wear concern it around the eyes an a mask is trashed when there is a breakdown in the webbing around the eyes. The next best thing on price is to buy at the end of the season on sale. Good luck.