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Crusader Fly Mask - Quiet Ride - Long with Ears

Cashel Company
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Why We Love This

Allow your horse to relax with the Crusader Quiet Ride protecting his tender eyes and face. Eliminate insect-driven head tossing, with a much quieter (and safer!) ride.

Favorite Features

  • Same design and quality of the Cashel Crusader™ pasture fly mask
  • Can be worn over or under your bridle
  • Will not impair your horse's vision
  • Provides coverage of nose and ears


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    Crusader Fly Mask - Quiet Ride - Long with Ears is rated 4.569 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Mask for Riding My horse HATES things flying in his face. He even gets dramatic when wind blows in his face. Sooo, I figured with a move to Florida, he could use this to help focus when we ride. It fit easily over his bridle and he accepted and appreciated it like he does his fly mask. As for durability, I have no idea since I just got it, but I am giving it the benefit of the doubt! He always fits in the "horse" size everything, and this is no exception.
    Date published: 2013-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works on stalled horses too! My horse is extra sensitive to all flying creatures so he lives in a fly mask. When he's in his stall, he doesn't need UV protection and I'd like to be able to see his face :) So I had this embroidered and haven't had any issues with him being too harsh on it or it coming off. He is 16H, has a wider, shorter face and the horse size just fits across his eyes. I'm getting a second warmblood/short size as a backup and we'll see how that fits.He is very comfortable in this mask and does have a more heavy duty mask for turnout, but for barn time I've been very pleased with this and especially with the free embroidery so I know it won't walk!
    Date published: 2013-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our horse loves this mask! Great, lightweight fly mask. Love the long nose and the lightweight fabric. And, Smart Pak will monogram if for free so you never have to worry about it showing up on another horse in the barn. Easy to put on, even under bridle.
    Date published: 2012-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truely a quiet ride The gnats and midges have been particularly nasty this summer and poor Buddy would have a cloud around his face even with wiping with fly spray. He would toss his head and sneeze so much that neither of us could have an enjoyable ride. I saw this with the long nose and ears and thought it might be the solution and Viola! it was. The first time we went out he was much much quieter and we had a much more relaxing ride. I would definitely recommend.
    Date published: 2012-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fly Mask Supreme I ride my American Paint mare on our trails and have to contend with barn flies, horse flies, deer flies and any other bugs that make Fancy toss her head and snort along the way. This summer has been horrible regarding the fly population and my old fly mask was too thick and dark, so Fancy seemed unable to see clearly and spooked more often. She also rubbed against the paddock fence due to fly bites and I often found the fly mask stuck to the fence, leaving her to the mercy of the flies.Crusader Fly Mask is light, yet durable. It is large enough to comfortably cover the ears, face and nose and secures nicely with a long Velcro strip that keeps the mask in place. Flies are kept at bay and Fancy seems to see more clearly on our trail rides, as she no longer throws her head or seems startled by objects along the trail.
    Date published: 2012-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps with bugs This mask provides coverage of the whole face and ears for maximum protection from bugs. It didn't bother my horse at all, even the first time he wore it for a ride. I ordered the warmblood size for a 16HH quarter horse and it fits pretty well other than the extraordinarily long ears on the mask. The ears seem to be made for a mule.
    Date published: 2012-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Offers A Quiet Ride I ride my QH gelding on wooded trails. During the hot summer months, several types of biting insects attack my horse's face as we ride. This full-length face mask prevents insects from annoying my horse. My horse and I can enjoy the trail rides without any annoying head tossing. Truly a "Quiet Ride."
    Date published: 2012-08-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not helpful for deerflies I didn't find this to be an effective mask for riding out where I live. Deerflies are the main annoying insect in our area, and they like landing behind the ears & poll at the top of the neck, which aren't covered with this. If you have insects that focus on the eyes & ears, this mask would be ideal. I ended up getting a mesh hood that extends from the nose to 3/4 of the way down the neck.
    Date published: 2012-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buggaboo The head tossing, and the nose-to-leg wiping, and the dramatics....Yes, it is FLY SEASON.Instead of battling the buggers with sub par methods from last year, I decided to get medieval on them aerial menaces and order some armor for my horsey friend. The horse size fit his average sized painted head really nicely over the bridle. The product is made nicely, and I know I will be able to use it for many summers to come. I feel the price is fair for what I got.
    Date published: 2012-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft Material The material is nice and soft so it seems like it should be comfortable.
    Date published: 2012-08-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Bit Disappointing This did not work very well for my horse. The mask seemed to be uncomfortable or itchy, so he was constantly stopping to scratch his head. Also, even though he has a pretty narrow head, and horse size products are usually a bit big on him, I had a difficult time keeping the mask from poking him in the eyes. He was also very spooky while wearing the mask due to sunlight creating strange patterns on the dark fabric.
    Date published: 2012-07-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good buy Good product but fit is small and close to eyes. My 16.3 tb needed a warmblood size when he normally fits in a full/horse and my 14.3 appendix who wears a cob bridle needed the horse size simply because it was soo close to their eyes. They hold up well on horses who aren't known to tear up their clothing. I use them everyday in the stalls and while riding because of how sensitive my horses are to flies on their faces. It is very easy to see through and clean. Neither horse had a problem adjusting to riding with it on and each stopped tossing their heads every five seconds. Neat forelock hole, very creative. It also seems cool; it is almost all mesh or the netting for the eye and nose section. Velcro seems strong.
    Date published: 2012-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I ordered this supplement for my senior horse, I worry about his eye sight and he also gets sunburn easily. Sometimes I can't get to the barn to take it off for the night. I bought this fly mask so he can wear it over night and still be able to see. I love that it's thin and easy for him to see
    Date published: 2012-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relief for bug sensitive horse I really like this fly mask for trail riding. My horse is very bug sensitive and was very annoying with the head tossing on a trail ride. Particularly if we were just walking and the bugs were in his face. I bought this and it completely fixed the problem. Also, the mesh over the eyes is thin enough that it doesn't seem to impair visibility.It is very large - I bought the warmblood size for my draft cross horse and it is plenty big. In fact maybe a little too big but it works. The nose comes down all the way past his nostrils just a bit. It is stiff enough that it doesn't lay against his nostrils (a good thing), and provides full coverage against the bugs.
    Date published: 2012-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riding with bugs is now ok This fly mask is worth its weight in gold. My horse went from miserable to comfortable when bugs were in the air.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fly protection Complete head coverage - keeps flies off entire face.Great fit - My horse has a big "everything" and is hard to fit.Comfort - Fits loosely without slipping around.
    Date published: 2012-05-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fly Mask I found that the color of the fly mask I received is not the same as the one on the internet.
    Date published: 2012-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Fly Mask I do like this mask, but I thought the mesh over the eyes would be a lighter color for better visibility. Instead, the mesh is black. I would have preferred a gray or white color instead.
    Date published: 2011-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Mask! Not just for riding I love this Mask! I use it for my Fox Trotter who the flies won't leave alone. It fits well using the size guide. Some reviews mentioned that it ran big so I ordered the Arab/Small Horse size but it fits a little close to his eyes. I've got the Horse size now and it's perfect. So see-through that I can leave it on him over night (if I absolutely have to) and he can still see very well. Nice, soft lining around all the edges and the nose comes down far enough to really give good coverage. Very flexible ears.
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product This is my second crusader quiet ride and I love it. My horse hates bugs around his face and with all the trail riding we do it keeps him very happy and me too!
    Date published: 2011-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Because I use my fly masks every day when I ride and it is summer and the horses get sweaty I have washed them twice on the gentle cycle in my washer and they wash fine. I recommend them to anyone. Also the fit is good, I have 2 cob size and 2 horse size
    Date published: 2011-08-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from not at all like it used to be The crusader fly mask (long with ears) is made of really stiff material and was sized much larger than in past years. I am not planning to use it as it looks uncomfortable for my horse and I doubt that he can really see through it well enough for a ride. It does look like it is really durableI ended up ordering the short version and it is made of much more flexible material and looks like it has much better visibility. I cannot imagine why Crusader made such a drastic change on what was an excellent product
    Date published: 2011-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I absolutely love this flymask! It does its job and looks good doing it! I ordered it with a little monogram which looks great too! Let's all the UV in which is what I was looking for because my sensitive dw gets fungus all over his face with some of the heavier flymasks like the Kensington one (which I also love but can't use!) I don't know if this fly mask will hold up as well as the Kensington does, since it is so thin, but even if it doesn't I'm still glad I got it.Its great to use while riding too :)Overall I am very pleased with this flymask!
    Date published: 2011-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freedom to ride! This is an excellent product. It has allowed me to increase my riding opportunities to include those bug infested hours/days. My horse is uber sensitive and would be a prancing, hopping, hot mess if he didn't get his "beauty mask". He stays very calm with this on and does not object to wearing it when riding. He has a refined head and the Cob/Arab size fits perfect.Some issues to be aware of. This mask is not the best for riding at dusk or in heavily shaded areas. I find that in these situations my horse will tend to eye or spook at things that normally he could recognize and would ignore. The mask is like wearing sunglasses... so in low light it limits vision.
    Date published: 2011-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab fly mask! Nice quality, durable, no complaints whatsoever. I opted for the free embroidery and love having my horses's name on the nose. Thanks Smartpak for being so awesome!
    Date published: 2011-07-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from quiet ride is correct name This mask really works - the first time I used it there were 10 - 20 flies sitting on the mask and my horse didn't seem to mind at all - no more head shaking. Fit is ok - the mask sits very close to eyelashes/eyes but my quarter horse seems ok with it - I'll watch for irritation on longer rides.
    Date published: 2011-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have had my Cashel Long with Ears for two years. Before I got it, I could not hardly ride on the trails due to my horse tossing his head. He is a thin-skinned TB and the deer flies and black flies would send him into frenzy.Now, we don't head out for the trails without his flymask. I put it on over his bridle and our rides are enjoyable now. The head-tossing completely dissappeared. Even after two years, the fly mask is in great shape. I accidently ripped a small hole in it a few days ago and decided to purchase a new one. While I was at it, I decided to let everyone else know what a great product this is!
    Date published: 2011-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the long nose mask butterfly loves her new masks all the other horses look at her and want one.
    Date published: 2011-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I have used this mask on every horse that I have ridden and they all love it! It has been through the front load washer 3 times in less than two months and is holding up very well.
    Date published: 2011-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever The crusader fly mask was exactly what our 18 hand Hanovarian needed to stop his head shaking while being ridden. Of course it can not be used while showing but our horse oddly enough only head shakes at home. The warmblood size was a perfect fit.
    Date published: 2011-05-18
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