UV Fly sheets help to protect your horse from the bugs and sun! Fly sheets come in a variety of styles, with some having extended belly and neck coverage for extra protection. Horses with sensitive skin, such as a horse effected with Sweet Itch, or light-colored horses that are prone to sunburn, will greatly benefit from UV protection.
What is the difference between UPF and UV protection? UPF, a measurement specific to fabrics, measures the amount of UV radiation that penetrates and reaches the skin.
If your horse damages sheets or likes to roughhouse, look for PVC coated polyester mesh, polyester/polypropylene, Textilene, or nylon mesh, because these fabrics are more durable. In general, these fabrics are lightweight and breathable, designed to protect, yet not overheat your horse.
Looking for extra coverage? Sheets with extended length or “drop” for legs, belly wraps, and neck covers help to keep your horse covered & protected.