Baker&trade; Fly Sheet
Not so great for the price.
I bought one of these fly sheets at the end of last summer. My mare had worn her previous fly sheet a HUG for 3 years and it was literally disintegrating, time for a new one. I thought Baker was a good brand and I love Smart Pak so I decided to give this sheet a try. I explained to my husband the extra cost was due to a more durable blanket. But after a month of wear it already had large holes in it from the other horses grooming her, and stretch marks near the girth, which was not tight at all. This year when I put it on her she wore it for a week and already had shoulder rubs the large stretchy holes seem to be getting worse. I am not impressed by this fly sheet I don't even know if it will last me this whole season.
May 19, 2013
Not worth the price
I know, it looks cute, but it is not worth the price for it. My horse ripped the seam in the first week just rolling in it. My next issue was that the buckles broke in front. I sent it in to get repaired and was charged $50 for new buckles. Spend the extra money to get the Rambo Protector. Spending the extra $65 for the Rambo is well worth it if your horse moves around at all.
March 30, 2013
Okay, but wish it would last longer
My horse wore it for fly protection this summer---not great for preventing sun bleaching, but good for keeping away horse flies. The straps weren't good quality and stretched out in no time at all. Also, the strap hook ripped off on one side and the mesh material stretched out a ton. There is not padding on the front to prevent rubbing, so I had to sew something in. It lasted okay for one summer, but won't be able to use it next year---Not a great buy, but could have been worse I guess.
October 24, 2012
Nice fly sheet but not what expected
This fly sheet is very heavy and stiff. I ended up returning it because I just wanted a light weight fly sheet. This could probably double as a turnout sheet for summer.
October 16, 2012
Great fly sheet!
I needed a very basic fly sheet for the times when my horse is body clipped for shows. My horse loves rolling (he has a dirt spot in his pasture I call his "chinchilla dust bath area") and so far this sheet has held up great after wearing for 3 months this summer. I ordered a size up and it fits him well although it does seem to rub him a tiny bit in the shoulders.
September 24, 2012
Would not recommend!
This is the only Baker item I have ever purchased and not been happy with. The size runs large, and the material is VERY STIFF! It does not drape nicely on your horse, and because of the stiffness, rubs in the shoulder area. My horse had the belly strap rip off the second day she wore it. Not long after, it ripped in the chest area. I would definitely not recommend this fly sheet. Not Baker's best product!
September 16, 2012