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post #1 of 24 Old 10-05-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Flyspray?

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Can I use ordanairy flyspray like from the supermarket to use on my horse?
Someone told me I could but my sister and I are not sure and don't want to use it until we know for certain

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post #2 of 24 Old 10-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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Hi, There are natural recipes that are easy to make at home. You need to be careful to buy the essential oil at a health food store. Check out Fly Control for some natural fly spray recipes Home | Best Horse Products ReviewBest Horse Products Review | Honest reviews and demos of products for the horse and rider
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post #3 of 24 Old 10-07-2013, 11:54 AM
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Hi, There are natural recipes that are easy to make at home. You need to be careful to buy the essential oil at a health food store. Check out Fly Control for some natural fly spray recipes Home | Best Horse Products ReviewBest Horse Products Review | Honest reviews and demos of products for the horse and rider
For Fly Spray and Fly Control Here's the direct link to the page -http://http://www.besthorseproductsr...06/30/defense/ Also this one -http://www.besthorseproductsreview.com/2013/06/22/fly-season/
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The sort of household fly sprays aren't made for use on a horses skin so shouldn't be used - they usually contain chemicals that can cause irritation
The type of sprays designed for horses that stay active for a while usually kill bugs (like ticks) as well as deter them but even though they're well tested I like to wash the horse over regularly as a build up from them can also cause skin problems
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The BEST fly control is a clean environment. Pick up all manure and pile it high. It heats up quickly and kills fly eggs.
The 2nd best fly control is to bathe your horse, with at least a water bath, after he has cooled out after a workout.
The 3rd best fly control is to shampoo your horse. I use a bucket with Mane N Tail shampoo and water--It's ~$6.00/bottle here--groom first, then wash their legs before a ride or just after grooming in the summer and that keeps many flies off of them.
I also put SWAT on them under their eyes, so it looks like the black under the American football player's eyes, and on their ears, and THAT keeps flies from bugging them. Fly masks are great BUT they can impair vision. Sometimes people forget to take them off on a horse turnout out all night and THAT is dangerous.
I prefer Repel-X concentrate bc I can mix it as strong or as weak as I need.
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post #6 of 24 Old 10-07-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much I'm VERY glad that didn't use the household fly spray.

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post #7 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 04:59 PM
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It is ok to rinse your horse after a bath, but do not shampoo them regularly. It removes the natural oils from their coat and gives them itchy, dry skin. There is a roll on fly repellant for their faces that you can get at tractor supply that I really like.
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post #8 of 24 Old 10-10-2013, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks

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post #9 of 24 Old 10-12-2013, 06:06 AM
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Some fly sprays can be expensive, what we do at the barn is dilute some apple cider vinegar with water and gently rub it on our horses with a cloth, it keeps the flies away and gives their coat a shine
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post #10 of 24 Old 10-14-2013, 06:34 PM
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NO

NO, this will more than likely cause your horse to have an allergic reaction!!
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