Fly repellent
   

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Endurance Riding

Fly repellent

This is a discussion on Fly repellent within the Endurance Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • "fly repellent for horses rosemary"
  • Do endurance riders put flyrepellant on there horses

Like Tree2Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-21-2013, 10:04 PM
  #1
Weanling
Fly repellent

What do y'all use? I haven't found one that works well, and I'm going on a ride this weekend and I don't want my horse to go nuts. It's going to be 70 degrees and I'm sure the flies will be out in number
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-21-2013, 11:08 PM
  #2
Foal
70 are you kidding? Where are you??? Lol.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-21-2013, 11:09 PM
  #3
Weanling
Texas
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-21-2013, 11:15 PM
  #4
Foal
I would almost enjoy seeing a fly in va this weekend. But duraguard is a good fly spray around here in the summer.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-22-2013, 01:27 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I don't use fly repellant on endurance rides, just ride fast out run them, also your constantly wetting your horses down to cool them so you'd be washing it off anyway. So far with the rides I have done fly repellant has never been an issue.
2SCHorses and jillybean19 like this.
     
    02-22-2013, 07:15 AM
  #6
Weanling
I agree with Joe. But I have done a training ride or two with some bad flies, and I use a Neem oil mix (2 tablespoons neem, 1 teaspoon Dawn, h2o in a sprayer bottle) for my horses if I am doing a walking ride and there are flies. I also have a mesh cover for my bridle that keeps flies off her face. I like that best because I don't like spraying my horse's face - Cashel makes one called 'The Quiet Ride' - I got mine at a tack flea market, but I am sure you can find them online.
     
    02-22-2013, 10:47 AM
  #7
Started
Quote:
I would almost enjoy seeing a fly in va this weekend
I found one in the heated water bucket the other day! Hit 11 celcius(very rare in feb) and one adventurous fly woke up. Back to being frozen now.

Anyways, back on topic, I've had no luck with any sort of repllent, natural or other wise. I'm not sure If our insects are just more obnoxious up north or what, but they don't seem to be phased by anything.
     
    02-22-2013, 11:39 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Best I have found for around here.

     
    02-22-2013, 12:58 PM
  #9
Yearling
We use endure and I love it. We often go threw rivers or take them down in a deep spot in a creek for fun and the endure doesnt wash off. Its the only one I have found that I can work my horses and spray them off with water daily and only have to reapply once a week, and for the pasture puffs I only put it on every three weeks. Its fairly expensive compared to some of the other stuff but Having to use is less often makes a huge difference. I also only use Avon skin so soft on their faces and ears.
     
    02-22-2013, 01:00 PM
  #10
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faustinblack    
What do y'all use? I haven't found one that works well, and I'm going on a ride this weekend and I don't want my horse to go nuts. It's going to be 70 degrees and I'm sure the flies will be out in number
Posted via Mobile Device
Man Im moving to texas the 8 months out of the year!!!! Shoot fire!! I want 70 degrees!!! Yesterday was 40 degrees and the sun was out and I thought I was doing good!!! Now its 20 degress with snow and ice on the ground....grrr.....
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly Repellent -- Skin So Soft JLynn Horse Talk 13 06-12-2013 01:05 PM
Fly Repellent?? ReneeM Horse Health 2 12-10-2012 05:16 PM
Flies in Ears - Swat Repellent? lauraetco Horse Health 1 05-26-2012 02:29 AM
fly repellent through feed farmpony84 Horse Health 4 02-24-2012 03:57 PM
Rosemary as a fly repellent? danastark Horse Health 4 07-23-2008 09:15 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0