Shires Sweet-Itch Combo Fly Sheet

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Product Summary:

Shires Sweet-Itch Combo Fly Sheet

The Sweet-Itch Combo offers complete protection for your horse from biting insects. This fly sheet is highly breathable, made from a lightweight 600 denier ripstop fabric that will resist field wear and tear while still being soft. It includes ample fabric in the integrated neck and stretch ear panel to permit unhindered grazing and fastens with four tough-close straps.


  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Blocks over 90% of the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Anti-rub lining on neck, chest, and shoulders
  • Adjustable chest buckle closures
  • Deep shoulder gussets
  • Belly flap with three adjustable surcingle straps
  • Large tail flap
  • Adjustable fillet strap
Item Specifications:

White with Navy and Green Trim

600 D RipStop Mesh Fabric

Machine wash cool with non-detergent soap

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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
69 E013774 69 9321 WHITE 69 5051771221731
72 E013774 72 9321 WHITE 72 5051771221748
75 E013774 75 9321 WHITE 75 5051771221755
78 E013774 78 9321 WHITE 78 5051771221762
81 E013774 81 9321 WHITE 81 5051771221779
84 E013774 84 9321 WHITE 84 5052797061677

Product Reviews by Customers

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Wonderful sheet!
Love! Relieves both my horses that have severe sweet itch!
June 22, 2018
2 months ago
I would recommend this. Great coverage and touch material.
June 15, 2018
1 year ago
Best fly sheet ever!
This fly sheet has great coverage, fits well, doesn't move around, doesn't tear or rip easily, and my horse can't itch himself raw. I really can't think of a anything bad about it.
June 13, 2018
1 year ago
Watch size .. great bug stopper.
Much, much too big. My gelding wears a 75 in blanket and I'm getting a 72. I am impatiently waiting for it! Great quality. Heavy but breathable. Looks like it will work beautifully. Bugs love my gelding ... and this covers him ears to tail.
May 22, 2018
3 months ago
They really work good.
April 25, 2018
Not for really HOT Weather...Does not breathe
It is a very well make summer sheet....But for our hot climate I cannot use it in over 100 degree weather...It lacks breathability...but I do use it during spring and fall times of year...

And Yes I would buy another one...
April 21, 2018
1 year ago
Best sheet ever!
April 6, 2018
1 year ago
September 29, 2017
11 months ago
Great for long necked horse
Seems to be another great product from Shires. For the price you would think they could include leg straps, but listing did notate it had the fillet string. It does have the ability to add leg straps. The only down side so far is unless your horse has a neck like a giraffe it's way to long. I have a wide body, short necked qh that I had to velcro last strap and tuck up to make it work.
September 25, 2017
11 months ago
Very durable
The quality and durability are great. They run atleast one size too big. The underbelly band is set too far back on the blanket and my gelding ends up filling it with urine. I have had to hook the straps crossed trying to give him room. Other than that I love it. Works great and he loves it too.
September 25, 2017
12 months ago
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I have heard these sheets fit long horses well. I have yet to find a sheet that fits my Hosteiner mare!
Karen P on Aug 2, 2018
for sensitive skinned horses who are a dark color
Alana S on Jul 4, 2018
I have heard these sheets fit long horses well. I have yet to find a sheet that fits my Hosteiner mare!
Karen P on Aug 2, 2018
Jen B on Jul 7, 2018
for sensitive skinned horses who are a dark color
Alana S on Jul 4, 2018
Looking for more coverage for my mare's hypersensitivity to bug bites
A P on Jul 2, 2018
I think it will be easier to put on my horse than the sheets I have now.
Diane A on Jun 19, 2018
need to cover all of neck. Most fly sheets don't cover most of neck when grazing
Kerry P on Jun 3, 2018
well made. Great reviews from others.
Margret S on May 21, 2018
For my sweet horse that is really allergic to any biting insect.
MARYANN D on Apr 9, 2018
My poor horse suffers from sweet-itch and this looks like it might give her more protection.
Tracy G on Apr 3, 2018
Excellent coverage and protection for horse in pasture turnout who is sensitive to mosquitoes and other night time flies.
laura s on Feb 6, 2018
It is thicker than our others and does not rip as easily
Karen J on Sep 18, 2017
My horse is allergic to the fly saliva. I have to keep him covered and the reviews convinced me to try this one! I am happy with my Shires blanket I bought many years ago.
jillbean13 on May 30, 2017
stays in place even if the ear covers come off. thicker than I was expecting. makes my girl sweat more living in Florida, but it completely protects her from the bugs that love eating at her skin. sturdy too, even with the small frays from her rubbing on trees, it hasn't ripped yet. it'll survive for the next season, hopefully more
Saralyn K on Jan 24, 2017
Feedback about item...
Jane R on Jan 21, 2017
Problem with biting midges, borderline sweet itch/allergic/sensitive horse in warm wet coastal climate and can't afford $350 for a Boett sheet. Hope this will work.
Debra N on May 16, 2016
My horse has severe allergies to gnats. This one has the most coverage I've seen.
jillian d on Sep 2, 2015
It has superior coverage for the horse's neck which is a sensitive area for fly bites.
Carol W on May 4, 2015
Jen B on Jul 7, 2018
Looking for more coverage for my mare's hypersensitivity to bug bites
A P on Jul 2, 2018
Which fly sheet would you recommend for a 14.2 arabian?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: Shires Sweet Itch Combo Fly sheet offers excellent coverage and protection for my 14hh Icelandic gelding with summer eczema. It is durable and holds up to his rolling and romping around. I can recommend it.
Does it have UV protection?
Chancie B on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use the Combo Fly Sheet on my Appendix Quarter Horse mare. She is extrememly allergic to insect bites. It protects her as thoroughly as any sheet I have ever used, and I believe it does have UV protection because her coat has never been more shiny and beautiful as it is since wearing the fly sheet.
need sizing directions. Do you measure to side of tail, center of tail, or center of tail minus 4 inches?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Measuring Instructions - Stand your horse as square as possible, measure from the center of chest around side of the body to the point of the horse's rump just before the tail. If you horse ends up measuring between sizes always round up to the next size to ensure full coverage.
Does this blanket have any UV protection?
Olivia P on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that i'm aware of our horses are turned out at night in the summer and put in stalls during the day.It's pretty durable, my horse is out with 3 other horses and he plays really rough with one of them. It only ended up with a rip in the tail flap, also I washed it every week too. It worked amazing for my horse last summer and it's the first summer he hasn't rubbed his mane and tail off. I'm going to buy another one for this summer so I have two to rotate on him.
Does this come with a detachable neck?
Lisa M on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Neck is not detachable, it is part of the blanket.
How many folks are using it successfully for a gelding? I am wondering if the geldings
urinate into the belly band as that would be a mess.
Liz D on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The belly band doesn't interfere with my gelding's sheath. When he tries to bend around to scratch his sheath with his teeth he still can, but only when he's lying down, legs spread, like a cat. He's still pretty flexible for a 20yr old. I've tried everything for his sweet itch(including over 3K for allergy shots!) and this fly sheet has been by far the most help. The only messy part is the tail cover, which my gelding dirties by holding his tail to the side, rather than out when he poops. Oh well, it can't be perfect, but it's close. My 1st one lasted over a year with no tears, but I finally gave up after about 1.5 yrs and bought another one.
does a fly mask that goes over the ears fit over this neck/head piece? Thank you.
Andrea G on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I haven’t tried it but it should fit. I love this sheet. It is very durable. Because of the over the ears style neck and belly protection I used it under the winter blanket too. I bought a second sheet when they were on sale as a back up and haven’t had to use it yet. I did minor repairs on the neck piece where the stitching came apart, After washing it on my home sewing machine, it is as good as new and it will last much longer than expected. My stallion lives outside with shelter year round in Montana. We have raised a lot of horses over 45 years. Shires Sweetich sheet is the best investment I’ve ever made.
Does this sheet run true to size. My pony is in between sizes. 70.5. Should I buy the 72" or the 69"?
A shopper on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I found that they run one size too big. The belly band is adjustable on both sides. I wish it had the option of being removed completely.
Are both sides of belly band adjustable? My mare is long but sleek and I got the Wethabeeta Comfit in two sizes and the belly band hung way too low and I was afraid she would get her hind leg caught up in it or that flies could very comfortably munch away even more in that protected space.
jodi l on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is one of the few fly sheets with buckles on both sides. This helps 2 ways: more precise fit, and also the weight of the buckles is equal on both sides so the sheet doesn't sag and get crooked (which happens when there are buckles on only one side, the weight of the buckles on the one side pulls the light weight material over to that side).
I have a size 72 thats to big it rubs my geldings shoulders raw will the 69 work or will it be to small? He is a 15.2-15.3 Hand horse.
A shopper on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Im not sure since I don't know the build of your horse. My paint & quarter are 15H & 15.1, they wear size 75. My 14H petite paint pony wears a 69.....he gets some rubbing on the hair of his shoulders/chest because of how he's built & the fact that he's in between sizes, but it doesn't cause any other probs.
if my horse should you have it be a little bigger than her size?
A shopper on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not order up a size. This Shires Fly Sheet is cut generously, at least as well as a Rambo. The buckles allow for quite a lot of adjustment at chest and girth, and both neck and back lengths will fit long-backed horses yet stay in place on more compact builds. Hope this helps you make the right decision.
I live in Central Florida where the nights can be warm too in the summer. Does anyone living in Florida have experience with this sheet?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This item is just fly sheet it is a light and breathable material with uv protection. So it would be fine to use in the summer.