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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 4.6 out of 5 by 65.
    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
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What Happened to These Fly Masks? SInce my last purchase of a crusader quiet ride mask, the company has changed the material and fit - FOR THE WORSE-. The material is very stiff - so stiff that I coiuld not get the folds out sufficiently to lie on my horse's head and the sizing is way off - the horse size that I bought (the same size I have bought for my horse many times before) was way too big around the face. Bring back the old design and fabric for the quiet ride mask!!!!!
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for trail rides! I use this mask on my horse when we go for trail rides. He is bothered by bugs. At first, I tried a version of this mask without the nose piece, but he would still try to itch his face and shake his head. After using this mask, we have pleasant, quiet trail rides where he doesn't seem so miserable.
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crusader Flymask quiet ride Attaches nicely, my horse looks very silly in it but it does the trick! Seems well made.
    Date published: 2010-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love LOVE! I love this fly mask, where I ride we have really bad fly's I have one horse where the bugs bug him out and one other that could careless but I use this mask on both of them! I ride everyday and this mask is now on its second summer and still looks GREAT!! This is def. a summer must have!
    Date published: 2010-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for trails I use this all summer long on trail rides. My horse can see fine through the mesh and she is much happier. It fits nicely over the bridle.
    Date published: 2010-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these fly masks I use these all spring and summer. Wouldn't ride without them.
    Date published: 2010-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice fly mask I really like this fly mask. The photo you have is a little misleading because the mask is actually dark not clear on the horse's face like in the picture, but that won't stop me from saying nice things about it.I bought the mask for my foundered horse who has to live in a run-in. I bought it because it is a finer material than the regular fly mask and it is working well for him. I have bought the Crusader fly masks in the past and I have been pleased with them so that is why when I needed fly masks I went with the Crusader again.
    Date published: 2010-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy Love the fly mask - my horse is very sensitive to all the early evening insects that gravitate towards his ears, eyes and muzzle. This product has really made a difference.
    Date published: 2010-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evening riders, you need this They did it. Found a way to SAFELY cover a horse's face so they can still see clearly, without distraction. I have been able to get back out on the trails in the evenings again, because this full face mask completely protects the ears and nose. Both of my horses wear it without reservation. I can even jump in the waning light of evening, the visibility is that good.Sizing: If your horse has large ears, go for the larger size. You'll want to check carefully that the netting does not touch the eyelashes, but this product is designed beautifully and it WILL stay off the eyes if it's not pulling too tightly across the face. Better to go bigger than smaller if your horse is between sizes. The horse size will fit a cob/small horse, for instance.
    Date published: 2009-09-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps Bugs Away, but Might Restrict Vision This is a great option for keeping the insects away from the face without chemicals, but it seems as though my gelding's vision is impaired. He is sideways jumpy as though he can't see stuff until we are close to it. Still, as I'm out on the trail for hours at times, I will continue to use it on the worst bug days.
    Date published: 2009-07-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from not what I expected the mask is darker than in the picture, I thought it would be much clearer for vision but its black. not as rugged as other masks and the ears were just a bit tight. when you add the shipping costs its not the best bang for your buck by far.
    Date published: 2009-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. Light weight, but effective. Love the space for the forelock. I use it for turn out and trail riding. The longer nose protects my horse's white nose from the sun. thanks!
    Date published: 2009-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stopped the problem I have a Thoroughbred with "Seasonal Head shaking". This mask eliminated most of the violent shaking and made him happier, which in turn, made him rideable when the flies and the sun were out.2 BIG THUMBS UP
    Date published: 2009-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from quiet ride mask this really works, the ride is quiet because the horse is not bothered by the flies
    Date published: 2009-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty good fly mask my mare is a nut case without a fly mask and i know its not her fault so i searched and searched for a long nose fly mask with ears that was more see through than most heavy fly masks that would keep her comfortable but not inhibit her vision. overall its a great fly mask. i only use it when were riding on trails. definitely elminates almost all her head tossing and prancing. the only thing i would like more in the fly mask is for the nose part to be another inch or two longer and for the mask it self to be made out of mesh thats a little bit more durable. i never leave the mask on her if im not there because i know she could easily rip it by rubbing her head on a pole or tree. its still the best fly mask ive come by. i just bought another one at a local tack store, just in case she rips this one.
    Date published: 2009-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Warmblood size fits my 17.2hh Warmblood perfectly! Love that you can still see their facial expressions while wearing - made just for riding though. Great on the trails!
    Date published: 2009-05-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not up to par I was very disappointed with the Crusader fly mask. It is not as well made as the masks I purchased last year. It does not have the soft material on the cheek sides - just all netting. Therefore, it is not as sturdy or comfortable.
    Date published: 2009-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crusader is a lifesaver This is the best product I have purchased for my horse in years! During the spring, nothing can keep pesky gnats away from their ears and faces; riding is so frustrating. In the summer, the battle is against mosquitos. The Crusader Fly Mask keeps every type of insect away and must even reduce noise, since the buzzing is what drives my horse bonkers. Now I can train for dressage in peace and actually enjoy hacking outside the arena!
    Date published: 2007-05-07
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