|Material||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Mesh||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Fleece||Fleece|
|Tack Type||Fly Boots||Bell Boots||Fly Mask Without Ears||—||Polo Wraps|
These are great! I got a bright color so I could find them in the pasture when Elliott invariably took them off, but he hasn't! He wears bell boots up front and I think those have helped keep the front boots on, but the bug bites are gone from his legs and I'm tracking down the fly mask much more often than I'm tracking these down. Would absolutely order again.
I wasn't sure when I got these, but my mare was so fatigued from stomping at the massive amounts of flies we had in New England due to all the rain we had this summer that I had to try. I put the leggings on and she immediately stopped stomping. The other horses in the paddocks around her were still stomping, but not her. She wasn't sure about them at first, but figured out they helped her out really quickly. I am very pleased with how well they stood up to being in her almost round the clock for a while too. They don't slouch. They're a great product.
I was skeptical as I've never used stiff leggins before. My vet highly recommended these, as the flies are so bad this year. They are easy to put on and take off. They stay on my horses, even if rolling, and do stop the flies from biting. They have a big opening at the top, but the flies will not go down inside. Took my horses a couple of times to get use to. They would raise their hind feet way up - was funny, but now they know it keeps the flies away. Well made, Velcro is easy to stick and take apart. Highly recommend them.
Let me say first of all. chewy is my GO to supplier! Ship so fast your head will spin. Ordered on a Sunday and arrived the next day!!! I have to admit, I saw some ( well a bunch) of horses with these on at the facility where we board. I looked them up and purchased two pair. One for our OTTB with horrible hoof issues and my TWH. The minute they came I went to the barn...guess what? They stopped stomping immediately. Go buy them now!
purchased a L size from another company brand. Rubbed horse to blister. Others using Chewy brand. I looked at Lsize on young thoroughbred that appeared baggy. So, ordered Msize for our Tennessee Walker 16.5 hands , 1250 lbs. Fit well. Others shared they are expensive but wear very well . My horses hooves were cracked from stomping flies but w/supplement/leg wraps & conditioner treating hooves; now normal that said the investment is cheaper than vet visits
I had purchased a set of these several years ago and ended up needing to sew fleece fabric along all the bottoms because the bottoms all wore down, leaving a hard coarse material that rubbed their short pasterns. I haven’t had that issue with the updated fabric they use for the bottom portion of these fly boots. Definitely give these a try!
These leggings are the best, hands down! I have tried other brands and styles. ShooFly Leggings are not the least nor most expensive ones that I have used on my horse but they are the only ones that get her through a whole season. The others break down and/or the fabric tears and I actually found flies inside one of the other brand of leggings; not with ShooFly!
Despite saying they were for a donkey they turned out be way way too large and would fit a horse! Very disappointing!
Purchased based on my farrier's recommendation to prevent chipped hooves and abscess for my 3 horses (I had been a skeptic). Works well but according to Shoofly Leggings website, the tag should go to the front, well they constantly turn ending up with the "boning" on the fron of the leg which does interfer with gait of the horse at times; according to the package it does not interfer with range of motion, which is true, but gait is the fluidity of movement (I work in human therapy). With this being true for what I have noticed with my horses, it did cause my older horse to become sore and stressed out. I removed the boots from him and probably won't reuse on him. I also recommend (which is not mentioned in the video of Shoofly Leggings) that you should apply to the front legs, walk your horse to allow them to get used to them before applying to rear legs. Your horse will "high step" for a bit before becoming comfortable to the feel of them, which is normal for most horses when something is applied to their legs. I mention this because there are a lot of novice horse owners out there, be aware and get assistance from a knowledgeable horse person when you need to. Would I recommend them? Hard to say, it would depend on their horse. 2 out of 3 of mine are doing fine when the boots are going the correct way.
My horses love them too. We’ve tried other brands, and this is the only one that works highly recommend them.