Fly masks can protect horses’ faces and eyes from many dangers. For one fly masks can help keep flies away from the face but also can be used to prevent sun damage around the eye and face area of the horse. Not only can a fly mask protect from the sun and flies during travel a fly mask can prevent road debris and other foreign objects from damaging an eye. When using fly masks for daily turn out be sure and check under the mask every day and remove any foreign objects from under the mask and make sure the mask isn’t causing any irritation to the horse as well. Also, like any other piece of tack make sure the mask fits properly.