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post #31 of 43 Old 07-25-2008, 11:08 AM
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Toby has had a bad time this summer with the flies. There can be NO flies on any other horse but him at times. I get him from the pasture and he has blood running down his legs and neck.


I havent fed him the apple cider vinegar because I am waiting on an HYPP test to come back. I have tried all sorts of fly sprays and nothing has helped the poor guy.

I bought a fly sheet for him but it makes him soaking wet with sweat.

I just don't know what to do.....


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post #32 of 43 Old 07-25-2008, 12:04 PM
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I've never heard that apple cider vinegar will hurt a hypp horse or anyhorse for that matter. A lot of cattle ranchers I know have used it on all the horses and it was fine.

But I love the stuff and you can get so much of it for so cheap!

Jubilee Rose its not plain vinegar in a bottle it's called apple cider vinegar, its in the same isle as plain vinegar but it's kind of red colored, but don't get mixed up with red wine vinegar, theyre two completely different things

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post #33 of 43 Old 07-25-2008, 12:07 PM
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oh yea I forgot to add..

SamWise if you give ur horse apple cider vinegar it wont make ur horse smell any different than it already does, it doesnt work like the garlic does.

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
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post #34 of 43 Old 07-26-2008, 12:33 AM
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fly spray

I make my own fly spray by mixing together 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, 2 cups avon skin so soft (original scent), and 1Tablespoon eucalyptus oil. (also called tea tree oil, its available in the wal mart pharmacy.) This fly spray works GREAT and costs about $5-6 for all of the ingredients (except the tea tree oil, it costs about $8-10 a bottle) and they make about 3 or 4 bottles. I don't have to reapply it very often and the flies will literary fall off the horses when sprayed! I would recommend trying this.
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post #35 of 43 Old 07-26-2008, 02:50 AM
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oh yea I forgot to add..

SamWise if you give ur horse apple cider vinegar it wont make ur horse smell any different than it already does, it doesnt work like the garlic does.
Ok, thanks :).
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post #36 of 43 Old 07-27-2008, 01:33 PM
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I use Endure. It costs about $27 a bottle around here (I know, it's only $15 in Dover, but I needed some ASAP) but it works wonderfully.
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post #37 of 43 Old 07-29-2008, 05:26 PM
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I had been using Bronco, but I always noticed flies still everywhere on him.I had some endure and used it, and wow what a difference, no flies, it must last longer to, so far it's been two days and still nothing. I don't know if I'll go back to Bronco. :)
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post #38 of 43 Old 08-03-2008, 08:36 PM
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Just started using UltraShield spray and it seems to be working in Southern Cal, at least.

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post #39 of 43 Old 08-03-2008, 10:03 PM
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we use bronco gold .. works wonders

Its not the bronco in the white bottle .. that kind doesnt work but the kind in the goldish bottle does work


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post #40 of 43 Old 08-04-2008, 03:04 PM
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Depending on my mood & money status is what I use. I feed the ACV in the AM & PM feedings. (About a shot) I also mix orginal (Avon) Skin-so-soft with Bronco. Some times when the flies get to their worse I'll do the above mixture & add some ACV in the fly spray bottle as well. So out of one bottle of Bronco I can make up to 3 bottle's of mixed fly spray.

For those who were yelling about the Mosiquito ~ Avons SSS really works wonders for those! That was the number 1 reason why I started using the skin so soft. The only problem with that is it attrachs the dust to the horses. BUT I'd rather have a dusty horse then a bit UP horse!

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