Beat The Bugs
Fly season is not far away and we have a great range of fly rugs in stock to help you protect your horses and ponies against those annoying little insects which are about to plague them! Horseware Ireland have released some smart new fly protection products for this season, with their usual excellent and well thought through design features.
Horseware’s innovative Vamoose® Technology involves the rugs being treated with an effective and powerful anti-insect technology called Permethrin. This does not stop insects from initially landing on the rug, but once they have landed on it once, they will not return. It will not adversely affect your horse and will last on the rug for up to 25 washes.
Evolution – Advanced Colour Technology
Recent studies have discovered that insects can be attracted to certain colours and repelled by others. They are naturally attracted to yellows and whites, but also to large blocks of dark colour resembling hides or rumps. However, colours such as light green or aqua, mixed with orange won’t register when seen in the UV spectrum, meaning that insects are deterred from these colour combinations and are less likely to land on rugs of this colour. We have taken on the new Amigo® Three-In-One Evolution Vamoose® and the Amigo® Vamoose® Evolution in these colours.
With all this in mind, we feel that Horseware Ireland really do offer the leading technology in fly protection and we feel that their fly rugs are some of the most effective and high quality on the market today. Below is a run down of the fly protection rugs that we have in stock from them.
Top tip: Flies can quickly and easily spread infection, so a good quality fly mask is an essential summer must-have to keep the flies away from your horse’s delicate eyes.
Amigo® Three-In-One Evolution Vamoose®
The Amigo® Three-In-One Evolution Vamoose® is an ingenious waterproof turnout rug and revolutionary fly protection rug rolled into one and will take your horse from spring through to autumn. It is designed in orange and aqua which are colours that flies are unable to process, and therefore less likely to land on. It features a waterproof and breathable top section across the horse’s neck and back to protect from any showers, whilst the side panels feature a polyester net mesh which enable excellent airflow whilst keeping those annoying little flying insects away. The rug is treated with Horseware’s Vamoose® technology to repel any flies which do happen to land on the rug.
Amigo® Vamoose® Evolution
This rug includes loads of technical features to help keep your horse as comfortable and cool as possible during the summer. It is very lightweight, super soft and comfortable for your horse to wear and offers excellent coverage with a supersized tail flap with silky lining, full coverage belly flap, three straight surcingles and integrated neck cover, featuring Horseware’s disc-front closure. The rug also has sun reflecting properties which will protect your horse from harmful UV rays. The fabric has been treated with Horseware’s Vamoose® insect control technology and comes in two colours which have been chosen specifically because they naturally deter insects from landing on it. This is because flies cannot perceive the colours orange or aqua and therefore, will not be attracted to these rugs.
Amigo® Aussie Allrounder
This is one of our most popular summer rugs as it is soft and comfortable for your horse to wear whilst being water resistant, UV protective and keeping flies off your horse’s skin. It offers a detachable hood, front leg arches, tail strap, classic front closures and cross surcingles. The rug has been given a revamp for summer 2019 and looks gorgeous with its attractive burgundy trim. It has been updated with Disc-Front closure and Surefit neck design to offer a super comfortable fit. It is excellent value and is a very smart, versatile rug that can be useful in or out of the stable.
Amigo® Bug Buster® Vamoose®
This is a soft, absorbent and strong fly rug with sun reflecting properties to protect your horse from harmful UV rays. It has a supersized tail flap with silky lining, leg arches, belly protection, classic front closure, shoulder and mane lining and a removable neck cover. This rug is also treated with Horseware’s Vamoose® technology to discourage insects from landing on your horse altogether. We love this rug as it offers excellent protection for your horse whilst remaining excellent value for money.
This is a great rug for any horses who tend to be destructive with their clothing! It is made from a lightweight but super tough mesh fabric which will not rip easily. It offers UV protection and excellent coverage for fly protection with a removable neck cover, supersized tail flap with silky lining, leg arches, belly protection, shoulder and mane lining to prevent rubbing and the V-front closure system. This is a tough and durable rug that will definitely last the distance over many seasons.
Rambo® Hoody Vamoose®
This rug is made from a very durable close woven 1000D polyester to prevent even the smallest of flies from reaching your horse’s skin. It is very soft and comfortable for your horse to wear and is built to last, as well as reflecting harmful UV rays. It is treated with Vamoose® technology to discourage insects from landing on your horse altogether. It features a supersized tail flap with silky lining, leg arches, extended belly protection, V-front closure, silky shoulder and mane lining, three straight surcingles and a neck cover to include the ears. This rug also comes with a fly mask to keep insects away from your horse’s sensitive face. It is included in Horseware’s pony range, meaning that the sizes range from 4’0 up to 7’3. We wouldn’t recommend this rug unless your horse has sweet itch or is very badly affected by the flies as it is designed for those who have skin conditions that occur due to insect irritation.