Horse Hood Eye Covers - Bubble Mesh
Caribu Fly Mesh Bubble Eye covers are designed to be used with any of the Caribu hoods across our various designs.
Offered as an optional extra, for those that need that extra protection* for their horse's eyes, our eye covers are designed to be sewn on over and around the existing eye hole.
Constructed from a firm yet fine plastic mesh, the eyes are designed to sit well out from the horses eye and hold their bubble shape.
Please note that we do not attach the eye covers for you. You will need to arrange to have them sewn/attached yourself on a heavy duty sewing machine.
How do I attach them? We make our eye covers larger than the eye holes. They are not designed to be pushed through the eye hole. They sit on the outside of the hood and sit over the eye. This ensures that they don't interfere with the eye at all, and there is no rough surface to scratch the face. You need to sew around the outer binding of the eye cover, to attach to your horse rug.
Each eye cover is approx 17cm in diameter.
Sold in pairs
*Horses are unpredictable animals and there is always a risk of a horse dislodging a hood from scratching, snagging or other mischief and then panicking if their vision is effected. When using hoods or eye covers on horses you need to consider the horses temperament, location to other horses, environment and their overall suitability for wearing hoods. We recommend only using hoods in safe environments where the horse can be regularly supervised at all times. Please read our detailed user guide on using hoods , masks and eye covers on this link
Caribu use ballistic nylon mesh which is very similar in weave to your window fly screen, but significantly stronger. It holds its shape (away from the eye) very well and is extremely hard to tear. You can see in the image below us demonstrating how well the mesh holds up to a Stanley knife.
Our ballistic mesh doesn't hold heat and if left in the sun, it wont be more than a couple of degrees warmer than the ambient air temperature because its very fine in nature and doesn't have a large mass to be able to absorb and hold heat
Caribu ballistic mesh is strong and offers high visibility.