The black flies are really brutal this time of year and they just love donkey ears - all that acreage with a lovely blood supply, its just what black flies loves. Fortunately, Cashel makes a really nice fly mask with donkey sized ears.
Unless you happen to be Ben, then even Cashel falls short.
I have bought Ben several fly masks and they were all too small. I finally bought him a warmblood sized mask with mule ears and the ear portion was STILL too small. I had to squash his ears into them and the tips of his poor little ears folded over by about two inches. What's a mammoth donkey owner to do?
I turned to Riding Buddy because she and her mother are excellent seamstresses. We did a fitting and she replaced the too-small ears with longer, fuller, plus-sized, custom fitted ear protection.
It helps to have friends in the right places. We wouldn't want those poor, dainty, little appendages getting chewed on now would we?