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        07-08-2011, 09:37 AM
      #21
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    They're terrible in SW ohio, too, this year. I think this year is worse for us because of all the rain and humidity. I killed 3 biting flies on my horse just in the hour I was working him yesterday and that doesn't even count all the flies he swatted off by himself. Fortunately, he doesn't have sensitive skin.
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        08-02-2011, 07:33 AM
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    Green Broke
    Alright just an update -- Endure didn't seem to work very well with my mare. Tri-tec did though! Unfortunately it's not the cheapest spray! :-p

    Does anyone know how Bronco Gold works? Someone at the barn has it and I'd only ever heard of regular Bronco, had no idea what this new "Gold" was that I was seeing? I know Bronco's cheaper which is why I'm curious!
         
        08-02-2011, 07:45 AM
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    I've never had positive experiences with bronco. Unless you plan on standing out there and being your horse's personal fly swatter, you're better off with the one that works. I use tri tec and it works great on my boy. It's the cheapest I've found that actually works for him.
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        08-02-2011, 07:50 AM
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    HITS can you ask the person with the bronco gold if you can try it on your horse?
         
        08-02-2011, 09:16 AM
      #25
    Yearling
    Someone in my barn uses something that starts with a P... not sure what it's called... but it works AMAZING. (I'm a lot of help, aren't I?)
         
        08-02-2011, 10:23 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    I use Absorbine Ultrashield Ex on my boys and it works great! It's not very cheap, but I don't have to use nearly as much of it as I do with other sprays so it kind of balances out. It also holds up through sweat and water, which I love.

    If I'm short on cash and need bug spray I'll pick up Absorbine Bug Block. I don't like it as much as Ultrashield Ex, but works well for my boys.
         
        08-02-2011, 01:16 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by SEAmom    
    I've never had positive experiences with bronco. Unless you plan on standing out there and being your horse's personal fly swatter, you're better off with the one that works. I use tri tec and it works great on my boy. It's the cheapest I've found that actually works for him.
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    Neither have I but I've never tried the Gold version!

    And AB maybe I can ask to borrow it and see! :)
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        08-02-2011, 01:17 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Equilove    
    Someone in my barn uses something that starts with a P... not sure what it's called... but it works AMAZING. (I'm a lot of help, aren't I?)
    Probably Pyrhana if I had to guess :) that works ok on my mare but not great...
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        08-02-2011, 09:27 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Vinegar!

    A good addition to fly spray is vinegar! Give your horses a bath in it, and don't rinse it off. It helps their coat to. Im not sure the exact amount to use I just pour some in a bucket with some water and sponge away! You can also mix it in a spray bottle. I've heard you can put it in their feed, probably a couple tablespoons. I've never done that before though.
         
        08-03-2011, 02:01 PM
      #30
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Southernchic08    
    A good addition to fly spray is vinegar! Give your horses a bath in it, and don't rinse it off. It helps their coat to. Im not sure the exact amount to use I just pour some in a bucket with some water and sponge away! You can also mix it in a spray bottle. I've heard you can put it in their feed, probably a couple tablespoons. I've never done that before though.
    I didn't know that! Let me google that for myself. (as someone else on here said) Let me google that for you
         

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