In 2014 we moved from a city lot on a golf course to five-acres just outside of town. Follow along as I work with Gentry, my current training project, and discover all the ups and downs of having horses at home on a hobby farm!
Rose has had her new Rambo Fly Protector sheet on for a week now. I bought the sheet last winter on a massive discount at our local tack store. Boy am I glad that I did. So far so good. No rubs and no holes. We'll see how long it will last as she likes to scratch on fence posts. Compared to her old stiff Schneider's dura-mesh fly sheet the Rambo is buttery soft. I was a little worried that would mean that it wouldn't hold up, but it does seem very well built. She definitely seems happier as well. No more giant horse fly welts on her body and I have to say that the sheet is keeping her coat super clean and shiny as a bonus.
Rose modeling her new Rambo Fly Protector sheet.
Rose is too big for an 81" blanket but not quite an 84", which means the blanket hangs off her hind end a bit, but I'd rather see than than the ugly rubs she got last summer from her old and too small fly sheet. The Rambo also has a smooth liner at the shoulders to prevent rubbing, so between a better fit and the lining I'm hoping that this sheet works out better for her. If she were in my back yard I'd simply take the sheet off every night and not worry so much about rubs. However, that is a service that our barn doesn't offer in the summer, so I'm hoping that this sheet will be the solution.