Rubie from Callao, VA
The reviews had me worried but I needed a cheap fix to my new mares discomfort. Not only was she riddled with fly bites but she was covered in sunburn! Since I didn't know how she would act with a blanket I wasn't willing to pay an arm and a leg for something that may end up in pieces. I was leery about her sweating as she is a 1150 pound Paint..at 15.1 she's stocky...as well as fat! The blanket fit fine and the sweat was minimal.
Sarah from Southern California
10 out of 11 found this review helpful
I bought this 2 years ago for my 2 girls, and yes it keeps the bugs off their hides, but they also SWEAT too much! No air movement underneath, on the hot days when flies are active and the protection is needed. If I only use it on cool days, well, flies aren't a bother on such days, so it mainly just keeps the horses clean. That is nice. As it is, I now tend to use it as a light blanket liner for layering on our "cold" winter days, when "I" feel the need for the mares to be a bit more bundled.
Also, when I first began using it in the spring when flies became active, the horses shed into it and the hair stuck into the weave, making it into a hair-mat inside, adding extra weight and heat. (I have to use a dog brush and groom my blankets to remove the hair - not what I really want to spend my time doing!).
I found the construction satisfactory and it has withstood the daily turnout of my mares, receiving the normal thread picks and pulls, but the sheet is really only suitable to keep a horse clean in a cool environment.
HEATHER HARVEL from alta loma, ca
10 out of 10 found this review helpful
I will never buy another mesh fly sheet EVER! My horse LOVES his kool coat and he does not rip it apart like he has with every other fly sheet I've put on him. PLUS this fits him very well, versus the fly sheets which DO NOT!! This is perfect and I will never buy anything else for my mustang!
HorseGirl343 from El Paso, TX
6 out of 6 found this review helpful
It is not mesh so it makes the horses sweat a lot during the day. It is a lot heavier than I thought it was going to be and the stitching is poor quality. I've had them for two weeks and have sewed each of them 4 times because the stitching on the buckles and black lining is VERY POOR. They are effective in keeping the flies off though haha.
Kathy Moore from MN,USA
10 out of 10 found this review helpful
I had to remove the sheet when it was overcast, 70 degrees with 67% humidity, because my horse was drenched in sweat.
Taylor M from Hampshire, TN
7 out of 9 found this review helpful
Had this for a year now and it only has two small holes it in from my gelding wearing it outside 24/7 in the cooler weather. Keeps him clean but I do not leave it on in hot weather because it doesn't breath well enough for hot Tennessee weather.
LILLI HOFFMAN from Ohio
14 out of 14 found this review helpful
I first got it for one of my horses so she wouldn't bleach before shows. She stayed black till i took it off. I moved it onto my other filly who rolls, jumps, and runs like crazy, it stays like glue. Outside the fact it's a little tight in the chest it's a great blanket. Love it!
Donna from Maryland
8 out of 8 found this review helpful
I will start off by saying, I really do like this sheet. It fits well, doesn't slip, and keeps my horse's skin protected from sun and flies. Unfortunately, the first time I put it on him it was in the upper 80's outside and he begin to sweat after a few hours. I did not put it back on him until it was in the 60's or lower. As long as the weather is only moderately warm, he doesn't sweat and it really is a great sheet. The material is thick and I've had no rips (yet). But my horses aren't very rough on sheets.
Shannon from Indianapolis
11 out of 11 found this review helpful
This sheet has held really well so far, even with my gelding who rolls a lot, plays with his buddy, and is one 24 hr turnout. I like the fact that it is supposed to help keep him cool as wel as protecting from insects.
jennifer from elk grove, ca
6 out of 13 found this review helpful
My TB gelding only had this for 3 days before the bottom buckles were completely ripped from the fabric. He's in a paddock and not too active, I definitely expected it to last longer than it did.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful