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Years ago we used a gadget on our horses- it was a band that went over the forehead and strapped underneath the chin. It had long narrow strips of leather that hung down and dangled- the horses would shake their heads and keep the flys off. Has anyone heard of anything like this? Thanks for the help!

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Lately the only people I've seen use them are the show folks.

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> Years ago we used a gadget on our
> horses- it was a band that went
> over the forehead and strapped
> underneath the chin. It had long
> narrow strips of leather that hung
> down and dangled- the horses would
> shake their heads and keep the
> flys off. Has anyone heard of
> anything like this? Thanks for the
> help!
 
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yeah I know what your talking about. You can get them in cotton (or whatever fabric its made from) now. You can usually get them at a local tack shop for like $5. It has a cover over the ears as well to protect from insects. I like it, it works good. Generally use it for riding.
 
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I've seen the old leather ones. They looked like a browband with six inch leather fringe. I've seen the Amish still use them on the horses that pull their buggies. They aren't nearly so popular for horse turnout now that it isn't PC to turn your horse out with a halter on. You could make one by looping leather strips over a browband.

Try a google search for "Fly fringe"



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