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  • Flywraps not as durable anymore?

    I used to love these wraps, but I bought a new pair last year and two new pairs this year. As soon as I put them on one horse, the sagged and the velcro tab came apart.

    I'm about to send them back, but want rec's on good boots. No luck with Roma's either. Do the Kensington's hold up?

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    I have used Flywraps for about 5 years and never found them particularly durable. The elastic stretches out or tears off.
    Kensingtons stand up a little better due to the lack of elastic, but I like having elastic, so...
    Cashels get my top pick for fit, but they fall apart the fastest. Sigh.
    The last set I bought were the Rambo ones. I didn't like their fit at all, and they rubbed bloody sores on one horse in one day. Those are in the trash!
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.

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    • #3
      I use the Kensingtons, and I would say they hold up for about a year. Although, to be fair, my horse wears them 24/7 for just about the entire year (the flies have been so bad this year that he had maybe two weeks over the winter that he didn't wear them!). I do take them off every day to brush his legs and clean any debris out of the boots, and so far my guy hasn't had any rubs or other issues. The boots stay up well (they have plastic stays) and are quite durable.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frizzle View Post
        I use the Kensingtons, and I would say they hold up for about a year. Although, to be fair, my horse wears them 24/7 for just about the entire year (the flies have been so bad this year that he had maybe two weeks over the winter that he didn't wear them!). I do take them off every day to brush his legs and clean any debris out of the boots, and so far my guy hasn't had any rubs or other issues. The boots stay up well (they have plastic stays) and are quite durable.
        I agree! The Kensingtons are very nice. They have held up well so far for me, although I don't foresee them lasting more than a year or two.
        Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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        • #5
          I had one pair of the FlyWraps a few years ago that were AWESOME and lasted. I bought another set to replace them and they just fell to pieces.

          I use the Cashel brand now. I've found they hold up pretty well, considering that we joke how Baxter and his BFF should be product testers for all things equine and "durable."

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          • #6
            I just bought a pair of Cashels and haven't tried them yet on my ottb gelding. He is out in a herd with six others. Is there any risk to him wearing them, in terms of one coming down and him tripping on it or something like that? I also noted here that some folks leave them on 27/7, which is my preference. Any issues with that, assuming normal grooming protocol followed?
            "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
            as a thoroughbred horse."

            -JOHN GALSWORTHY

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            • #7
              Miss Mare has worn Cashel's on all 4 for the past 3 years. I buy her a new set every spring they hold up pretty well. They do sag a bit after a month or two but never are sloppy where another horse would step on them. I like them because there is no fleece to pick up debris and burrs in turnout.

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              • #8
                I have 2 pair of Kensingtons. They have held up great! 1 pair is on their 2nd year. They don't slouch and my horse hasn't had any rubs from them. Defiantly worth it!

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                • #9
                  When I used them (they're not necessary where I live right now ). I used Kensingtons and they were simply AWESOME. They lasted me about 2 summers and now I have a whole bunch of them that I doubt I'll ever use again . In any case, they wear like iron, and they don't fall down.

                  Kensington also has an excellent satisfaction guarantee. If you call them up whenever they wear out, Kensington will send you a replacement for either a nominal fee or free (I don't remember which).
                  "Be the change you want to see in the world."
                  ~Mahatma Gandhi

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                  • #10
                    Is it safe to leave them on for 24 hours?
                    "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
                    as a thoroughbred horse."

                    -JOHN GALSWORTHY

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