WHAT WE ALL NEED THIS SEASON! My FAVORITE fly mask! (no affiliation) MANNA PRO INSECT SHIELD REPELLENT GEAR from OPTI-FORCE






I spend a lot of time with fly masks around here.

Not only is it is a cow area, but it is HOT.  So, we have flies.

I have 9 horses here and they are all different.  Truthfully, not every flymask is made for every horse head.  For sure, the donkeys us a totally differently shaped flymask…

But, my favorite all around fly mask is the Manna Pro Insect Shield Repellent Gear from Opti-Force.  Make sure to get his exact model because their old model didn’t fit as well as this one.  The box looks like this:

MAKE SURE to get this model. The others models are not as good of a fit.

IT HAS GREAT FEATURES!

I purchased this mask in a tiny size for Dodger.  We loved it!  First of all, Dodger has to wear his most of the time, so I wanted a lighter mesh over the eyes – AND A SECURE FIT.  This has both.  I also wanted enough hole space for his copious forelock.  Check.  Dodger is a Houdini so I needed a secure velcro strap. Check Check.  Since he is older and tends to have eye issues, I wanted plenty of clearance around the eyes.  Check Check Check.  Bonus, it has a reflective strip on the nose so I can see him at night!

I love every one of these qualities.

IT FITS MOST OF MY HORSES!

I found mine at Tractor Supply.  But they always run out.  So far, I’ve purchased 4.  Everyone has worn it except Annie (I need to find a HUGE size) and the donkeys.  Everyone else fit perfectly.

Here is Finn.  He loves his mask because he hates flies.  Finn practically puts his head into it as soon as I hold it up!

As you can see, it fits well, has good velcro, the mash is lighter around the eyes, it has eye darts and there are enough space for his hair.  Also, it fits snug at the nose.

He is mad at me because I kept bugging him while he was trying to eat dinner.

BONUS!

Every box I’ve purchased at Tractor Supply had an instant $4 off coupon.  So maybe your Tractor Supply has those, too!

JUNE BUCKET FUND!  For my Birthday, Please help these abandoned and starved, slipper-footed young stallions!  We are over half way to our goal of making a huge difference in their livesClick here to read their story and donate!  Many, many sincere thanks!!

His feet have been Xray’d and he can recover!

 


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EMERGENCY JUNE BUCKET FUND for 2 SURVIVING ABANDONED STALLIONS – starved, slipper feet, one already passed. (IT’S MY BIRTHDAY ~ if you like the blog and would bring me a coffee or a cupcake on this day, instead please treat these horses with a donation!)






I HATE seeing horses in a bad way.  I HATE seeing horses abandoned by their owners.  But I especially hate when people keep conformationally unsound stallions (why?) and then abandon them.

This is so disgusting.

One of the original three passed last week from his starvation.   All three were rescued by RVR Horse Rescue, but only 2 made it through the first hours.  RVR is doing everything they can to help the surviving 2 stallions.  Vets have determined that with proper nutrition and proper farrier work over time, these young boys can recover.



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This is the stallion they are calling “Tiny”. He is starved and has slipper feet.

This is Rowdy. He is starved, matted and very, very sore from his slipper feet. He needs farrier care, food and to be gelded when he is strong enough.

IT WON’T TAKE MUCH TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE HERE. – IT’S MY BIRTHDAY, please gift them instead of me…

I feel the surviving two could make it, if they had help with the gelding procedure (now that they are older and the operation is more delicate), several farrier treatments and solid, healthy food and supplements.  I’m thinking $750 each would make a HUGE difference for them and set them solidly on the healing path.

ON MY BIRTHDAY, can we right this wrong?!  If you were ever going to buy me a coffee or a cupcake on my birthday because you’ve enjoyed the blog  – PLEASE GIVE instead to these horses.  Many thanks in advance!

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

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