Rated 5 out of 5 by ATL_Hunter Surprisingly Effective
Bought this because I was looking for something light and cool that would keep my black horse cool in the hot Georgia sun. This combo does the trick! He comes in dry and happy! I know some have complained that it shifts, but I have the leg strapped criss-crossed in the back and have not experienced that issue.
May 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cait Great sheet, but slips!
I originally bought this sheet, and my mare was found with it torn badly in the soft mesh part, even though she was in a large, clutter free pasture. Luckily, I had had it 3 days, so horse.com sent out a replacement. During that time, I moved my mare to a boarding stable, into a small paddock with bark and wood fencing. In
the week she's had it, the sheet has held up really well, and the neck cover keeps the horseflies off. The only thing is, it's VERY long, so sags around her tail. This poses a problem with her, because it makes difficult for her to lift her tail to poop.
Also, the "soft mesh" is really just that light fabric that you find on sports jerseys- not durable at all!
One last problem is that it slips. It only has one belly strap, so if I don't get out there for 2 days, the entire sheet is way off center. Still, for the money, it's a good value; I just wish they made the mesh differently (and MESHY, not soft fabric-like). It is a good sheet for the protection she needs, and we'll be sewing the back up, out of her tail's way (it's not just the tail flap- it's the entire back of the sheet). On the fence if I would buy it again.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LORI HARRINGTON Good sheet, keeps them black!
I have one of these on our narrow thourghbred and one on my massive Friesian cross. Fits both of them fine except I forgot these were by Weatherbeater and they are generous so bought a size too big for the Friesian. They have both had them on for about a month. No rips or tears. Keeps their coats black! The big guy is a very black horse that fades to an ugly brown in the sun as he is out 24/7. He is beautifully black with this sheet on. The thourghbred is a black bay, and you know how they fade! He is still looking very black also. The buckles on mine are in the solid fabric. Maybe changed the design from ealier? Love these, and they do NOT get hot and sweaty in 90 degree heat.
June 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shelby Nice fly sheet
I LOVE this fly sheet! It has really prevented my horse's coat from fading and helped with the flies. It is nice and covers him well. The only thing I dont like is my horse is very good at getting his blankets/sheets off. He has taken off like 4 times (within 3 wks) and ripped it pretty good today. He ripped it on the back left side next to his leg,but it will still work. This is a great sheet, but be careful if your horse takes sheets off bc they will rip
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amanda Buy it!
This sheet is very durable and has prevented my gelding from sun bleaching. It has done its job for over 3 summer seasons and friends have bought it after seeing how well it worked and its quality. One of the best features is that it cleans up so well! After washing it the sheet looks new and crisp again. Other things: it does not rub the main off at the withers and the neck guard stays put. I will continue to buy this sheet as my gelding grows.
April 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Emma Ripped
My horse is very good at ripping things but not usually the first or second day I have it. He just ripped this sheet up like crazy. I have someone sow it back together the first time after he ripped the whole side off and it ripped again the first time he rolled and it ripped even worse. It did help him not bleach though. I just think they could make it more dourable!!
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brielle Fantastic Sheet!
I have had this sheet for 3 seasons. It is fantastic! I did not have a sweating issue as other described, and it gets upwards of 100 degrees here and my mare does sweat easily... However humidity is pretty low here- that might play a role? It stays on perfectly, and the neck portion stays up. I like the material as it is thin, breathable, and super easy to wash. I also repaired it easily many times, as my horse is super hard on her blankets. The tail flap doesn't bother my mare, and it stays pretty clean. The material is all high quality. The legs straps did break, but I think that always happens after so many years of use. This will be it's last season, but for only $40- that's $13 a summer! I am definitely buying a new one.
February 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by saddlebredlady Great idea for a product
My horses wear this 24/7. I check for rubs daily, but leave it on, so I like how easy this is to wash. Which is good,as the horses do sweat lightly under it. I needed to cut off the tail cover,as it caused high tailed Am.Saddlebreds and Arabians to rub off the outside of their tailhair. Horses love wearing it and it stays straight when they roll. Does pull back, so I adjust it forward everyday. Would like to see rain flap removeable,for horses like mine. Runs big on my horses, ordered size smaller.
October 27, 2011