Originally Posted by Celeste
My horse is black with black skin. The sun is no issue. She seems to be amazingly heat tolerant. What she can't take is flies. I use an ear and face mask that protects her head, but the rest of her is exposed. No matter how much fly spray I use, she still gets attacked by horseflies on her legs and belly. Is their a fly sheet that is cool, covers legs, belly, and butt, that you can use for riding? The stings upset her so badly that she can't take it.
Oddly, my whole last post was blank - weird...
I have seen quarter sheets made out of netting for flys, but have never used one.
I recently started using Absorbine Ultrashield EX, the horses seem so much happier and more relaxed. Highly recommend this product!
In the past I have used apple cidar vinegar, 1/2-1 cup daily works well to keep the flys and gnats away at home, also works to keep the flys from breeding in the manure. It takes about two weeks to get full effect though, so must plan ahead.