Armored to the max with his Cashel fly mask (from last year), new Cashel fly boots, and new Horsewear Amigo fly sheet.
It's what all the cool kids are wearing!
So far I am SUPER impressed with both the Cashel fly boots and the Amigo sheet. The Cashel boots are super sturdy, but soft, and they are form-fitted. The velcro is extra sticky and there's elastic too, so it's easy to get them just the right amount of tightness. Saga stopped stomping by about 95% as soon as I put these on him, so they get four hooves up from him.
The sheet is really nice too. Soft, but you can feel it's a sturdy material. I love the way Horsewear does their closures, and this one is no exception. The chest closure has a double velcro fastening with a tab to make it easy to open - no annoying buckles that gape in the front. The neck is quite long and covers very well, even when the horse is grazing. The neck closures are a very sturdy velcro through a metal tab - super sticky but also easy to get open when you need to. There are no leg straps, just the standard crossed straps under the belly, so two less things to do up, which is nice. If this sheet holds up, it will be very much worth the $70 I paid for it, and I would definitely not hesitate to buy another.
In other news, Red sports his Weatherbeeta fly sheet from two years ago - still holding up well. I like these sheets, but I like the Amigo better. Cash has a tacky cheap sheet, but it's more for sun protection than flies. We'll see how it does.
What are you doing to battle flies this year?