Introduction to Fly Protection: Why Your Horse Needs It

Welcome to another insightful review from Aaron Englander at Just Horse Riders. Today, we dive deep into why protecting your horse from flies isn't just about comfort—it's about health. The Shires Fine Mesh Earless Fly Mask is our highlight today, and for good reason. As Aaron says, "Let's have a look at this essential piece of equestrian gear that keeps your equine friends happy and healthy."

What Makes the Shires Fine Mesh Earless Fly Mask a Must-Have?

"The first thing you’ll notice," Aaron begins as he unpacks the product, "is the reusable box—handy for end-of-season storage." Not only is it practical, but it's also a nod to sustainability. "Really nice and easy to slide out," he notes, showcasing how user-friendly this product is right from the start. Convenience is key, especially when dealing with the wellbeing of animals that might not always cooperate.

Key Features Right Out of the Box

Aaron highlights that this is the "earless version" of the fly mask, which is great for horses that are sensitive about their ears. "They do loads of different combinations. If this one doesn’t suit you, I’m sure they’ll have one that will," he assures. By offering variety, Shires caters to the unique needs of different horses. The diverse product line ensures that every owner can find what they need.

In his review, Aaron explains the main benefits of the mask: "This mesh on the main part of the mask will protect your horse from midges and the smallest of flies but also it has a 3D eye visor which means it’s going to stay off your horse's eyeballs and allow it to still see in the field." The protection against tiny pests and clear visibility it provides are crucial for your horse's comfort and health. "You can still see me through it; it's fine, it’s 4K," he jokes, highlighting the fine mesh’s quality and functionality.

Advanced Design and Comfort Features

Continuing with his detailed exploration, Aaron points out the advanced design features that set the Shires Fine Mesh Earless Fly Mask apart. "You’ve got your stitching here that’s going to make the mask actually stand off your horse’s eyeballs," he explains. This thoughtful 3D design prevents the mesh from irritating the sensitive eye area while ensuring full visibility and protection from sunlight and insects.

Designed for Ultimate Protection and Comfort

The mask not only focuses on protection but also prioritizes comfort, which is evident from its anti-rub binding. "Anywhere that can sort of rub on your horse’s face, it’s got a nice soft fleece to prevent that," Aaron illustrates. This detail is crucial as it helps prevent any potential irritation that could distress the horse, making it ideal for prolonged use during those long summer days.

Easy to Use and Durable

"To put on, nice and easy again, you’ve got your head strap on the top there and you’ve just got your velcro straps there, nice and easy to put on," says Aaron. The simplicity of the design is a boon for horse owners, especially when dealing with restless animals. Durability is another key feature, as Aaron mentions, "It’s not going to be the end of the world if and when your horse loses it in the field." This mask is built to withstand the rigors of field use, reassuring owners of its longevity and value.

Additional Benefits: UV Protection and Lightweight Design

The Shires mask offers more than just fly protection. Aaron highlights its UV protective capabilities: "This mask actually offers over 60% UV protection for your horse when it’s a sunny day," he notes. The importance of UV protection cannot be overstated, as it helps diminish the risk of sunburn and sun bleaching, which is particularly beneficial during the peak of summer. Moreover, its lightweight and breathable fabric ensures that your horse won't get too hot and bothered, even in warmer weather.

For those interested in a comprehensive approach to fly protection, consider exploring the full range of products from Just Horse Riders' Fly Protection line. Whether you need sprays, supplements, or other types of masks, they have you covered.

Why Choose Shires Fine Mesh Earless Fly Mask?

Summing up the product's diverse capabilities, Aaron gives his final thoughts on why the Shires Fine Mesh Earless Fly Mask is a top choice for horse owners. "Like I said, they do come in loads of different combinations, so if you do have any questions about the Flyguard fly mask, give us a message and we’ll get back to you," he offers. This personalized approach ensures that every customer finds exactly what they need for their horse's unique requirements.

Customer Support and Product Range

The commitment to customer satisfaction doesn't end with great products. "But other than that, thank you so much for watching and we’ll see you next time," Aaron concludes, reminding viewers that Just Horse Riders is dedicated to ongoing support and engagement with their community. This relationship-building is crucial in a niche market where trust and reliability are paramount.

Where to Find More Information

Interested in learning more about how to protect your horse during fly season? Visit Just Horse Riders' Fly Sprays and Supplements for a variety of options to enhance your horse’s protection. Also, check out our fly rugs and sheets for additional coverage, or explore our sweet itch solutions to keep your horse comfortable and itch-free.


To see the Shires Fine Mesh Earless Fly Mask in action, watch our detailed product review on YouTube. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to provide your horse with the best care possible. "All of the Flyguard Pro fly masks are super lightweight and breathable as well, so your horse isn't going to get too hot and bothered when they've got these on," Aaron reassures. Remember, investing in quality fly protection is investing in your horse's health and happiness.

Shop now to take advantage of the comprehensive range of products designed with your horse's best interests in mind. Whether you're gearing up for summer or preparing for a comfortable year-round experience, Just Horse Riders has everything you need.