Shiloh is “too cool to be schooled” and Bear is “back in black” thanks to the new fly masks given to them by the Great British Equinery of Indiana.
In previous years, I purchased both Bear and Shiloh the Harrison Howard fly masks from the Great British Equinery of Indiana. Recently, the Great British Equinery kindly sent me two 2020 edition Harrison Howard fly masks to try.
The design of the 2020 fly masks is not significantly different from previous years. They fit my horses really well and still claim to block out 60% of UV light, but these new ones come with the option of flashy colors (blue, teal, red, amethyst, flamingo). They also sport extra lining on the noseband portion. I am fine with the plain colors of the previous years, but the flashy colors are fun. The extra colors might also make the fly masks easier to locate should they come off or if you have multiple horses and want to keep their fly masks separated while easy to identify. My horses never got nose rubs with the previous masks, but the extra lining is a nice touch.
Near as I can tell, the 2020 masks fit the same as the others. My older model masks stay on and are still in excellent condition even after frequent washing so I am expecting the same performance for the 2020 masks. If you’d like to read my review of the older version masks, please go to https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/got-fly-mask/.
Below are photos of Shiloh in his cool teal 2020 Harrison Howard fly mask with ears, and Bear in a classic black version without ears. Shiloh sports the Large (horse size) version while Bear takes the Medium (cob size).
Thank you so very much to the Great British Equinery of Indiana for providing Shiloh and Bear with some extra fly protection this Summer. If you are looking for new fly masks, please check out the Great British Equinery of Indiana at https://greatbritishequinery.com/!