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        08-27-2012, 08:10 PM
      #21
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    Pyranha made BOTH my horses break out in massive welts that blistered and hurt to the touch, lasted about a week because the stuff was too greasy to wash off. You could see the streaks of swelling in the pattern that I sprayed them. Including their poor sad undersides!
    That taught me to try Everything on just a small area before using alot of it!
    One of my horses has sensitive skin, so I would assume something from her, but NOT my pony, he's very thick skinned. Pyrahna is Awful Don't use it!

    I use Repel X but it's not strong enough for end of summer season. This year has just been awful, so I use swat on her worst spots and mix Clac and Repel X concentrates and dilute.
         
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        08-28-2012, 02:41 AM
      #22
    Foal
    We mix our own, Citronella oil (or bronco), Pymetrhin (i think), Skin so soft and water

    I normally am not the one doing the mix it but its cheaper to buy the main bug killer in concentrate then mix with your own water in a gallon jug. But follow the directions on the pymethrin and Citronella if you mix too strong it can irritate the skin.
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        08-28-2012, 06:51 PM
      #23
    Foal
    On that note, are we really supposed to scrub the crap out of our skin if it gets on us? Sometimes the wind picks up and the spray lands on my arm, legs, etc. I try to wear long clothes, but it's 100 degrees up here in the mountains. I usually freak out and jump right in the shower haha
         
        08-28-2012, 08:05 PM
      #24
    Foal
    I use the same mix on my pant legs if going back into the timber keeps ticks and mosquitoes off humans also. I don't have sensitive skin either, I guess my old leather hide is impervious to a lot of chemicals.
         
        08-28-2012, 08:09 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Forgot to add, in the work truck I stopped at a local farm/ranch place they were out of off or cutter so I ended up with some Centaur..... Expensive but works great and doesn't smell half bad
         
        08-28-2012, 10:29 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    Make mine usually.
         
        08-28-2012, 10:50 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Usually have been making my own out of skin so soft, vinegar, water and a little dish soap... smells good, seems to work as well as anything else... I agree Bronco does not work well at all, but my daughter says it makes her boy very shiny... so she likes it. He wears a fly sheet when ever the bombers are out anyhow...
         

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