Originally Posted by White Foot
Well for starters, you just said it thinned your mares hair. It is a natural defense against flies. And horses are meant to be natural. Why put them through it for our aesthetic needs?
Yeah, it thinned her hair... and I immediately stopped. Now I'm looking for something natural that won't thin it out. I don't really understand why you have a problem with that.
And not that it really matters, but the length of her mane and tail was still the same when I first posted this thread. Thickness doesn't have a huge effect on her ability to get rid of flies.
Also, she's turned out with a fly sheet and a neck cover and fly sprayed daily. She's more protected against flies than any mustang out west. Natural is not always better.
You're making a mountain out of a mole hill here...