Horse Care 101: Fly Masks


Flies can be annoying especially when you don’t have hands to shoo them away. Yes, a tail is great for swatting but these masks work well for the front end.

Fact: The fly masks are made of mesh which the horses can see through. The mesh provides adequate air flow underneath.

Fact: The masks keep flies and other insects off their heads, including their ears. Insect bites hurt.

Fact: Marty sprays their legs to keep flies from biting there, too.

Fact: Charlies doesn’t like to stand still. He and Trace are given sweet corn to eat to keep them distracted. Works like a charm.

When you visit our Oswego farm for the Saturday & Sunday Fall Festivities, be sure to say hello to our Thoroughbreds, Charlie and Trace!