Kensington Protective Fly Sheet
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Kensington Protective Fly Sheet Traditional Cut
Crafted 1000 x 2000 denier Textilene mesh, this fly sheet has double buckles and keepers, lined chest and wither area, padded wither for mane protection, and detachable leg straps. Fade resistant and blocks up to 73% of harmful UV rays. 78% air permeable, helps resist mildew production. Aids in healing process by offering protection to wounds. Traditional cut offers contoured fit, with a fitted rear, cut back neck, and single belly strap.
Blocks 73% UV rays
Fly and Pest Proof
Prevent sunburn and bleaching
Naturally grooms coat
Aids healing by protecting wounds
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I have a new horse on its way and the owners told me size 75. He is 15.1. Should I go with 74 or 76? I'm thinking 76 might be big....
Best Answer: Hi Nicole,
Congrats on your new horse. I think I would go with the 76. I love this fly sheet. It actually forms to your horse's sharp as he wears it, apparently from the heat of its body. I bought the matching fly mask too. Both are machine washable, very durable. I would purchase this product again in a heart beat!
How far down does the sheet cover the tail?
Best Answer: The ones I have have a tail guard, so 5 inches or so. II have bought these sheets for years, without, they cover the base of the tail only.
Are they durable?
Are they hot, do horses sweat? Are they true to size? my horse wears an 81 would I go up or down?
Best Answer: Yes they are durable (so far, I've only had mine for a year) and not hot because the way the mesh is allows airflow. You can also wet the sheet if it gets too hot outside and it's a really good way to cool them down.
I'm not sure about the size because my horse wears an 84 and I can't remember I think they were out of that size so I got a size up and it's a little bit big but still works okay. The only problem I had was that it rubbed on his withers. I'm not sure if it was because it was too big & didn't fit snug enough or not; I'm guessing that's probably what it was because the product comes with either fleece or padding for the withers. I don't think going up or down one size either way would be any big issue. Also, I think it would depend on your horses withers (at least, that was the "problem area" for me). If your horse has higher withers, I think going down a size would work because you can just adjust the straps to be longer, and the snug-ness won't rub on the withers, or if they have flatter withers going up a size would give more breathing room (though it may be a tad looser it'll still work). I'm no expert, that's just my experience of this product. Other than that, this product was overall good; it does it's job. Plus it looks great! Especially if you have the matching fly mask with it :) hope this helps :)
Just opened this fly sheet, and it only has one buckle under the belly, plus two rear leg straps. Seems unusual, is this right? Diana
Best Answer: I liked this fly sheet very much and have found many fly sheets to have just one belly strap, especially when it is a wide one. However, it is very hot in our region in the summer and I returned the sheet, although it looked great, because the weave and weight were too heavy for the south. So, don't know that this helps, but the people at my barn that used them in the early spring really liked the sheet.
My horses are our in the pasture 24/7. My main concern is that there are no shoulder gussets, I feel that they allow more room in the shoulder area, i do not want them to get rubbed. I am wondering if anyone has ever had any chaffing or rubbing, due to not having the shoulder gussets?
Best Answer: Hi Stephanie
I love the Kensington fly sheets. They wear like iron. I have not had any problem with rubbing the shoulders. I might have have a little rubbing at the withers but that is about it. My horses wear their fly sheets 24/7 most of the time since they are both Paints. Helps to keep them cleaner.
Does this sheet attach to the Kensington Protective Neck Cover?
Best Answer: Yes, the neck cover attaches to the sheet, though not to the fly mask. At least, that was the case with a set purchased last year.
We were suggested to buy the Kensington protective fly sheet in order to wear over our rain-sheet to protect it from rips is that correct?
Best Answer: I would think the rainsheet would and should hold up on its own. I would not add the fly shhet over it. The fly sheet is lawn chair material; super durable but holds water in between the fibers. No rain sheet needs that challenge! I love the fly sheet and have two year use from a very destructive, big mare who lives outside 24/7. Her coat stays great and the sheet outlasts all others.
Can I wash this sheet in the washing machine?
Best Answer: I have washed the fly mask by hand several times so I believe you could wash the fly sheet in a wahing machine on gentle. If it has a lot of mud I would spray it first with a hose and then put it in the washing maching. Myh horse rolls a lot with his fly mask and gets it caked with mud so I just sprayed it first to loosen the mud and then washed it gently. i hope this helps
What is the difference between the Kensington and the European fly sheet? The European claims belly protection, but it does not show.
Best Answer: We bought the kensington protective fly sheet. It has leg straps and 2 straps that cross under belly( this is what is says under european) I don't know what the difference is but this sheet holds up very well. It is kinda stiff. We are going into to 3rd season of use and it is in excellent shape.We went thru 2 other sheets and they ended up in shreds.Our horse does not seem to sweat anymore with it on possibly less.It seems to dry quickly too if it gets wet.Very durable.I would recommend. I thought that european was a different cut.