View Full Version : Affordable nose net alternatives?
Oct. 15, 2009, 11:23 AM
My horse doesn't fit the classic headshaker diagnosis, but is extremely irritated by any fly near his nose.
I'd like to try a nose net that looks tidy, but was annoyed to see that a 'net relief' nose net at dover is 65 bucks :eek: and includes a noseband (which I don't need!!), as well as the velcro-on nets. Any ideas for a place to buy JUST the nets, or for a cheaper version? If I have to I'll resort to the home-made hairnet fix, but I would like to buy something that looks a bit neater.
Oct. 15, 2009, 01:12 PM
I also saw a lot of horses this summer w/ panty hose over their noses. Definitely better than $65 !
Oct. 15, 2009, 01:16 PM
You used to be able to get the nets from a place called Rideaway in England. Package of three. You do need a way to attach it to the caveson which is what the other piece is for. I managed to make the attachment thing, using a friend's as a model. Might still have the pattern--how handy are you at sewing?
Oct. 15, 2009, 01:19 PM
FWIW - I purchased the nose net from Dover - but for $65 I got the velcro nose band and 3 nose nets. This wasn't such a bad deal in my opinion. Used 1 for schooling all summer/fall and had 2 left for shows. You need the velcro band with this type of net, otherwise you have no way to adhere the net. I tried the hair net, pantyhose solution and neither worked for our pony who does have headshaking syndrome. The nose net from Dover has been 100% successful in our case.
Oct. 15, 2009, 10:46 PM
we used old hairnets and tied a knot around the cavesson...
Oct. 16, 2009, 10:37 AM
yes, half the time you can't even see the hairnet at first glance - i think the nose net is so much more obvious and only really useful if you have a horse with an active mouth who goes through a hairnet a ride.