Cast your eye around any warm up arena and you're sure to see many of the horses wearing ear covers. There's a number of reasons why you may opt to use these on your horse and it's not just to follow the latest trend.
It can stop flies distracting and irritating your horse if they land on his face and ears.
There are also a number of ear covers that use special materials, which can help to dull distracting noises and also aid concentration and focus.
Protechmasta Infrared fly veil
This fly veil uses far infra-red technology delivered through a ceramic infused lining throughout the fly veil. This can help to relieve tension and sensitivity over the poll and browband area.
It also features a lightweight breathable foam within the ears, which helps to soften sounds, encouraging a calmer more focused horse.
Buy at www.harryhall.com
LeMieux Acoustic ears
The three-way advanced fabric used in the ears of this veil will help to increase concentration and relaxation.
Sharp noise is softened by a layer of dense sound-proof micro-foam to keep your horse’s focus.
The inner lining of bamboo will help to keep your horse comforablet.
Buy at www.horsehealth.co.uk
Equiline Soundless ear net
This ear net from popular brand Equiline allows your horse to remain concentrated on his work avoiding any distraction from outside noises.
It’s made up of three layers; the lower and upper layer are allergy-free cotton with a special antibacterial treatment.
The middle layer is made of a technical sound-proofing material.
Buy at www.classicdressage.com
*prices correct at time of publishing
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