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post #1 of 3 Old 08-10-2008, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Natural Fly Repellant?!?!

Okay, so ever since we put Buck, the paint, up with William and Sambo in the big pasture, they've been rubbing on Pine trees, and getting the sap all over their faces (which looks awful on Buck's light gray face ). Is Pine sap a natural fly repellant? It seems to work, if so.....I was just trying to get to the reason, but I know that with horses, some things don't have a reason .

"Have You given the horse strength? Have You clothed his neck in thunder? Can you frighten him like a locust?
His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-12-2008, 12:13 AM
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It could be. I've noticed flies never get on my pine trees.

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-12-2008, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, got a answer from the same question from a guy who owns a bunch of pack horses: tarweed, he said. Which makes sense, since it's all over Sam's white socks! So, It's Tarweed. Strange.......

"Have You given the horse strength? Have You clothed his neck in thunder? Can you frighten him like a locust?
His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...
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