Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fly mask fitting

Here's some goofy pictures of Dixie modeling her Cashel long-nose fly mask, which took the slow boat from the East Coast.

I got an awful lot of these:

because she's sure the phone is actually food. I did manage to outrun her enough to get a few full-horse shots.

I have no idea what to look for. I mean, her ears go in it, the velcro fastens around her jaw, and it's not poking her eyes as far as I can tell. That's all there is to it, right? (I know her forelock's supposed to come through the slit between the ears, but I didn't feel like fussing with it for a 5 minute fitting.)

Here is a bonus shot of Dixie's pet goat. She just loves this little dude. He eats with her, plays with her, even climbs on her when she's trying to nap. I have seen the hoofprints on her back!


That horse is the weirdest damn creature I've ever owned.


  1. I like the Crusader masks I have a lot - they stay on, don't rub (so far) and have good eye clearance. Dawn has managed to lose it once in the pasture - with the velcro still attached - now, how did she do that??? - but so far so good.

  2. Dixie has a NUBIAN GOAT!!!! How wonderful. They are the peskiest, silliest, most companionable goats.

    Fly mask looks good. I'd still probably smear some sunscreen on that lil' pink nose sometimes, just in case (cuz I'm a blonde, and can sunburn my head through my straw cowboy hat--same thing, basically)!

  3. Star has to wear the same kind of mask. her poor nose just gets fried and I worry so about melanoma coming someday.

    I smear sunscreenon on her nose, but man is that a huge fight, she gets a whiff and all of a sudden she is 20 hands high. ugh...

  4. Good mask that one! I have so many of the Cashel products! I am using their bell boots now over the new Shoes.Finally got a 38 girth to use for the "Soft Saddle".

  5. The Crusader masks are my favorite for coverage and fit. I purchased one of their other masks for riding on trails since Huck hates the gnats around his ears.

    Your coat is cute! Huck lives in the pasture with our herd of dairy goats - 4 does, their 5 kids, and my 2 pet wethers. I think he now considers himself more goat than horse!


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