Your own equestrian wardrobe is important but so is that of your horse! At Wroxham Saddlery, our comprehensive horsewear range will ensure that you can provide your mount with everything that they need. With the finest fly masks, fly veils and muzzle protectors together with exceptional grazing muzzles from the Shires collection to choose from, you can be sure than your horse is suitably dressed!
It is vital to provide your horse with fly protection as it could save them from both distress and disease. Flies and various flying insects will make life highly unpleasant for your horse and also represent a threat to his health. Horseflies, deerflies, stable flies and horn flies all bite horses. These bites can be extremely painful and could result in infestation and infection. Non-biting species are also troublesome as they feed on the secretions from your horse’s eyes, nose and mouth and are carriers of equine infectious anaemia, anthrax, conjunctivitis and eyeworms.
A fly veil protects your horse’s eyes and head from bites and infestations. In addition, the mask will shield your horse from the harmful rays of the sun and so provides two significant benefits. Shires fly veils are fashioned from the latest technical materials including lightweight mesh. They are comfortable for your horse to wear and will not inconvenience them at all.
When fitted correctly, the Comfort Grazing Muzzle, Deluxe Comfort Grazing Muzzle, Flexi Grazer and Greenguard Grazing Muzzle from Shires enable you to control your horse’s weight if they are an easy keeper. Time spent in the pasture can be problematic for some horses as it may result in large intakes of forage. This carries with it the risk of equine metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and laminitis in some horses.
Research has shown that the use of a grazing muzzle can reduce forage intake by up to 80%. This handy accessory allows a horse to receive the important benefits associated with turnout but without the undesirable weight gain.