Cashel Crusader Fly Mask REVIEW

I was searching for a good fly mask for Tofino for a VERY long time. I used a cheap local one from our local tack store for 3 years but he always managed to remove it from his face constantly as you can see below (click to enlarge):

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I tried the Equilibrium Field Relief Midi Fly mask but i found it to be either too big or too small for Tofino and was rather short. After reading on the different options online, i settled on the Cashel Fly mask.

I brought the Animal Rescue Fly Mask with Ears which from Adams Horse Supplies for only $20.95 USD/77AED, where 5% of the proceedings go to animal rescue organizations which i found to be an amazing idea. They have other ranges which help other foundations such as the pink one which goes to breast cancer research.

I absolutely love the colours and the fact that it has a forelock opening.
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The Cashel Crusader Fly Mask encompasses specific details in design and fit that not only offer the BEST in fly protection and comfort, but also provides a safe alternative to toxic sprays and pesticides. Soft vinyl coated polyester mesh blocks 70% of the sun’s damaging UV rays and protects the sensitive soft tissues of the eyes and face. Choose your protection level – with or without ears.

Unique Features Include:

  • Patented, one-of-a-kind forelock hole keeps forelock hair outside the mask and out of your horse’s eye.
  • Super soft form-fitting micro mesh cap will not rub and helps the mask to stay cool.
  • Unique double dart stitching keeps the mesh away from the eyes and temples.

The fly mask comes in many different sizes ranging from: Foal/Miniature, Weanling/Small Pony, Yearling/Large Pony, Small Quarter Horse/Arab/Cob, Horse, Warmblood or Draft.

I measured Tofino and got the Quarter Horse/Arab/Cob using the Cashel fitting guide as seen below (click to enlarge):

It fits him perfectly which i was so happy about and he never removes his mask anymore. It has a very secure double Velcro system which seems to be fairly strong. These masks are machine washable and I have already washed them once with no damage.

The orange animal rescue mask is also reflective which is great for gloomy days.
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I did however notice loose stitching coming out within the first week of getting the mask. However, i believe it is due to a bad set that i  received rather than the actual mask itself as there has been no further damage.
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Pros:

  • Perfect Fit
  • UV protection
  • Ears
  • Forelock opening
  • Reflective
  • Double velcro
  • Great colour
  • % of proceeding goes to charity
  • Affordable
  • Eye clearance 
  • Machine washable
  • Fleece lining

Cons:

  • My piece has loose stitching in one area
  • Gets dirty easily

 

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