From north to south, no horse is immune to pesky flies. While the equine fly mask is the usual hero, the overlooked weapon is that of fly boots.
Flies like to hone in on horse’s legs, causing an array of reactions, including stress, anxiety, and stomping. Pacing and stomping can lead to hoof cracks, loose shoes, not to mention wear and tear on the muscles, joints and structures of the leg. The peace of mind knowing your horse’s fly boots are on and protecting them is worth their price tenfold. Fly boots are great to wear in the pasture, stall and especially great for travel in the trailer.
Proper fit of your fly boots is essential for efficiency. The first step is to make sure you have the right size. Sizing is as easy as measuring your horse’s legs and following the guide on the fly boot package. Boots should sit below the knee and be an adequate length without dragging the ground. A nice fitting pair of boots will not inhibit any movement.
For maximum effectiveness, boots will need to be tended for and kept clean. A good rinse and air dry will do the trick! Inspection for damage is always a good idea as well to ensure your horse’s comfort.
Cashel Company is known for their full line of Crusader fly protection, and to no surprise, their fly boots are best sellers. Cashel Company’s Crusader fly protection line is a chemical-free solution to modern pest control. From the Crusader mask, fly sheets and fly boots, there is something for every four-legged horse, donkey or mule any shape or size! The fly boots are also available in multiple colors of gray, pink, blue and orange.
Cashel products can be purchased at retailers nationwide, and more information can be found at www.cashelcompany.com.