Plastic visor needed

millikins

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Small pony has a problem with one of her eyes, vet has seen her twice and is confident that it is not uveitis and is best managed with maxitrol when she has a flare up and a good mask would help a lot. It seems to be the wind and flies that cause the flare ups, recent sunshine was fine. He thinks she has a slightly misshapen eyelid and can't close the eye tightly enough to protect it. She already wears a mesh mask but plastic would completely block the wind so pony Ray bans seem the way to go, can anyone recommend anything suitable? It needs to come in a shetland/foal size. Many thanks.
 

Scatterbrain

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Perhaps contact the Police mounted section and ask where they source their horse visors from? Then ask the manufacturer if they could supply you with a custom shetland/foal size?
 

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Given the size restriction I think I'd get sewing with a race style visor and see if I could locate a suitable clear plastic cup to go on the bad side.
 

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http://www.equinesunvisor.com/

These are brilliant. I hve a horse with glaucoma, who needs to wear one all the time she is outside. She has wornt his throughout the whole winter, and only removed it 2-3 times. A normal fly mesh she can take off daily! I have the UV one, and she's only had 1 flare up, and that was after she got it off one day.
They are are expensive and you have to wait for them (form USA) but worth every penny.
 

millikins

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Great ideas, many thanks. I like the polo visor, that would do if I can adjust it small enough. Also thinking I might be able to make something with a motorcycle visor.
 

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My PRE used to get uveitis but triggered by the wind rather than sun, I used to stitch clear pvc to half of his fly mask for turn out and as someone suggested, used a police horse riot visor for riding when windy. I first borrowed one from local mounted branch, then bought one as said in label where it came from. It was rather large on him and I had a velcro piece of sheepskin down middle as didnt have the leather face guard part. Not sure if you would get one small enough for a pony as only come in one size, but might be*worth asking. Purchased from here as name on label: http://www.deenside.co.uk/deenside-product-catalogue.php?cid=1012|27&pid=2862
 

jjsblackhorse

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My PRE used to get uveitis but triggered by the wind rather than sun, I used to stitch clear pvc to half of his fly mask for turn out and as someone suggested, used a police horse riot visor for riding when windy. I first borrowed one from local mounted branch, then bought one as said in label where it came from. It was rather large on him and I had a velcro piece of sheepskin down middle as didnt have the leather face guard part. Not sure if you would get one small enough for a pony as only come in one size, but might be*worth asking. Purchased from here as name on label: http://www.deenside.co.uk/deenside-product-catalogue.php?cid=1012|27&pid=2862
Thank you for the above link, I have a horse with uveitis and looking for an option that is not going to cost the earth as he is a bit of a thug and destroys masks for a pastime...
 
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