The horse on the left suffered from severe itching, after wearing a WILD Horse Insect Control Rug/hood for a couple of weeks this horse was back to his old self and happy again.
This can cause extreme discomfort, distress and severe itching. The image on the right is after wearing a WILD Horse Australia Insect Control Rug, which stopped the itch and prevented the insects that caused this problem.
“My horse has always been one of those itchy horses – he would scratch himself senseless even removing skin.
Just over 5 years ago my horse developed chronic non-healing eye ulcers which turned out to be related to his allergies resulting in the need for eye surgery. I have struggled every spring/summer to manage eyes (and coat), desperately trying to keep the flies, mosquitoes and midges off him. This year I tried a ‘Wild Horse Australia’ fly mask and I was amazed. Within minutes there were literally no flies on him. Within days his puffy weepy eyes settled down – even the Veterinarian was impressed. I have since purchased a mesh combo and I’m equally impressed. I can’t recommend Wild Horse Australia Products more highly – for both the comfort of your horse and for your peace of mind.” – Dr Georgina Learmonth – BSc PhD
“I have used these veils for two seasons on my destructive horses and they are still going strong. I would have gone through 3 or 4 other brands of veils in that timeframe. The horses have great vision through them and they also stay on better than others. The 3 darts keep them away from the horses’ eyes better as well, although it is more important to fit them correctly due to the stiffness of the mesh. I recommend them to everyone who asks.” – Robyn Gillies Tabrett
“Wild Horse rugs. Oh my God my luck usually goes that I find some whizz-bang product that costs a bomb and It’s crap. Not this time! My girl will pig root and bolt around like maniac when she’s rugged. But this one is a game changer. The elastic on the leg straps and Lycra at the wither means she’s not feeling restricted. Actually noticed NO MOZZIES. I’ll get peppered and she can be next to me without any on her! Hundred percent does not look like this anymore she’s had it on for 3 days and rolled in the mud. But she’s happy. It hasn’t budged in 3 days even after a million rolls it’s sitting perfectly without me needing to adjust it.”- Loren Murray – Equine Nutrition Consultant
“My Gelding was going through a new rug every week. I bought him the wild horse mesh combo (not hooded) and he has had it for almost a year so far. Well worth the money and I will be getting him another one for spring this year”- Stacey T Mccoll
Wild horse. Super happy with the fly veil I bought for my paint. They offer a higher UV protection than a lot of other brands and the customer service is great.”- Codie Wrigley
“The Wild Horse brand outranks pretty much eveyrthing else IMO. I have ones that are years old and they still hold their shape. All their styles are good and work well as their design around the eyes makes it very unlikely to collapse. I wouldn’t buy any other brand these days.”- Sarah Macka
“I’ve just switched my two itchy ones into wild horse masks and they’ve made a really significant difference compared to any other I’ve tried. They fit nicely too, and the mini who was constantly taking her mask off hasn’t taken it off at all. Also whatever it is that’s in them that repels insects really seems to work. The mini had destroyed the thin strip of neck between the mask and the combo rug, and since changing to this she has stopped scratching there as well, so I can only presume less bugs are attacking the undercover strip of neck”- Sam Sherrington
“My vet convinced me to try this mask for my two young QH’s who are notorious mask removers and I was yet to find a mask that they couldn’t get off each other… I am now 4 days in and they have not been able to remove the masks once. The darts keep the mesh well away from the eyes. I’m really loving the super-secure fly veil so far.”- Karly Eldridge- equine nutrition consultant
“I can honestly say that over the many years that I have been struggling to keep my itchy horses comfortable and looking great I think that I have tried every lotion, cream, shampoo, insect repellent and rug on the market!
I have been desperate many times and have even resorted to selling my itchy horses to the colder Southern climates just to make the lives of my lovely horses happier. Initially I was a little sceptical about purchasing the 5 new rugs that I needed to protect our itchy horses, but now one year after I spent the money, I realise they are the best investment that I have ever made to assist in the ongoing battle to protect our itchy horses from the insect bites that can, if left untreated, result in such hideous irritation, pain, frustration and weight loss.
Thank you very much to the entire team at Wild Horse Australia.” – Zelie Bullen – Professional Animal Trainer
“Wild horse is the only brand I use now, qaulity is top notch and they’re designed so well. They can also take a beating that other brands I’ve tried haven’t even come close to. My mini lives in one 24/7 due to a dodgy eye. Doesn’t collapse, fit’s great, she rarely rubs it off, doesn’t rub her skin and the eye clearance is amazing. I have three on rotation for her. I’m happy to spend the extra money for the extra quality they offer”-Jessica Lemmon
“I purchased 3 of the Wild Horse fly veils in 2015. Quite impressed with them as they had lasted a year when the “incident” happened. The horses go into their separate yards to have their token hard feed in the afternoon. My gelding has always been a horse who puts his feet on/in anything, this night I think he must have put his feet onto the bottom railing of his yard messing about my old gelding. I came out to let them out about an hour later, noticed the rail broken and went to investigate. Apart from a bit of bark of his leg and belly didn’t see any other damage. Did notice a bit of blood on his nose, so I took his fly veil off and went “Gosh!” or words to that effect. There wasn’t a mark on his fly veil. Five stitches later he is all good and the Vet agreed with me that this Fly Veil saved my horse’s eye. As for the fly veils, it is now 2018 and the same ones are still being used.” – Liz Woodland
“Worth every cent! I have the hooded combos and normal combos it’s all my horses wear – I have two warmbloods that get the itch bad but if they are rugged in wild horse they don’t itch often and there’s no rubbing – they are also very durable! I buy new ones every spring.” – Paige Stephanie
“I have clydyx with a white face and the only one she tolerates is the wild horse ones. She hates them touching her nose. With these ones u can steam them into any shape you want so I steamed mine to sit off her nose. It’s great and worth the money. Their well worth the money, mines now on It’s 2nd summer.”- Tracey Wickenden
“Absolutely great masks!! My boy wears one 24/7 due to having an eye removed last year. Protects the eye socket from the obvious ‘flies’ but also dust and grime.”- Kay Smith
“I bought a fly veil 2- absolutely love it – great fit, doesn’t collapse and keeps the sun off my mares nose without being too cumbersome. Fabulous design- highly recommend. If you need nose covers I would recommend the ripstop cotton. Nice and soft and better shape than anything on the market.”- Kelly Gulliver
“Love my Wild horse fly veils! They don’t collapse in at all and yes I’ve had them come off in the paddock but that’s been on a cheeky little horse… My good girls fly veils don’t move.”- Lucille Raglus