Besides helping to keep flies off you horses sensitive ears while they are ridden, fly hoods are also very useful for muffling or reducing noises which can unsettle or upset your horse or pony. Fly hoods or ear bonnets are commonly used on competition horses who struggle to perform in loud or noisy environments but can be useful at home too if your horse is easily distracted.
Usually made from crocheted cotton with cotton or lycra ear coverings, fly hoods sit under the bridle with some styles having ties for added security but most stay in place as long as they are fitted correctly. Some designs incorporate a lining of foam to aid with noise reduction as an alternative to ear plugs.
Here at Houghton Country, we offer a large range of fly veils in a variety of styles, colours and sizes so you can find the right design for you and your horse. Our selection of fly hoods can be matched with our range of saddle pads and numnahs with some show-stopping eye-catching detailing such as diamante's.
Please remember although fly hoods are dressage legal some of the more vibrant colours may well be frowned upon as the FEI states "ear hoods should be discreet in colour and design". It is important to always check the rules of any competition you are entering as different shows may be run under different codes to ensure your equipment is acceptable.
Check out our range of fly hoods for horses and take advantage of our quick dispatch with the aim to dispatch standard delivery weekday orders on the same day if received before 4pm.