The Bucas Buzz-Off range blocks even the smallest of insects and reduces the effects of ultra violet radiation. The ventilated Cool fine mesh fabric keeps your horse cool and comfortable. The Bucas Buzz-Off Fly Mask offers the ultimate protection against UV. Team with the Buzz-Off Zebra Fly Rug for a formidable opponent against insects and UV rays.
The reason for Zebra Print...
Dress your horse up like a zebra this summer and keep him fly free. Following trials in Hungary and Sweden, researchers have discovered that horse files hate stripes, which is the reason behind this design.
Pallets containing vegetable oil were painted different patterns of black and white stripes or all black or all white. These pallets were then placed in a fly-infested field and and results showed that there were far more flies in the black painted pallets, fewer in the white but the fewest flies of all were found in the pallets with thin black and white stripes.
Afterwards, researchers carried out a similar trial on model horses covered in glue. At the end of 59 days, the black horse had caught 562 flies, the brown horse 344, the white on 22 and the zebra patterned horse had just 8! It is thought that the flies find the striped confusing and as a result they tend to steer clear.
Based on this research, Bucas developed the first of its kind of fly protection!