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post #21 of 33 Old 07-08-2011, 09:37 AM
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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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post #22 of 33 Old 08-02-2011, 07:33 AM
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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!

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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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HITS can you ask the person with the bronco gold if you can try it on your horse?
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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?)


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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.

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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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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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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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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.
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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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