Never fly spray a wet horse!!!
Soooo, I went and worked a horse show with my trainer this past weekend. One of the clients finished with her classes and I took her horse to go cool out. After giving him a bath I was letting him graze. The bugs and gnats were terrible! So I decided to go up to the barn and find some fly spray. I started spraying him down. Then I hear client snap at me " Is that FLY SPRAY?!" I said, "yup, the bugs are getting to him". Client says" YOU don't EVER fly spray a wet horse!! It can BLISTER them!!!"
Uummmm riiiiight. I imagine I had some sort of dumb founded look on my face because in all my life around horses, I have never heard this! I can see them maaaybe breaking out if they were allergic to something in the spray........ Unless there has been some major break through that i've managed to miss.
So my thought process was first..um you idiot! But I did the professional thing and said...."OH? Well I was letting Your horse graze while he drys, and the bugs were really bothering him and he doesn;t have a fly sheet" Then client then says " oh' well' ok". And I finished spraying him.
LMAO! So now its 'ok' for me to 'blister' her wet horse.
Hmm that was a bit longer than I intended. Anyways the whole thing irritated me and made me laugh.
Please tell me has ANYONE ever heard of something like this this!?
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