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post #11 of 31 Old 07-29-2010, 06:16 AM
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Oooh.. thats a good idea. That will save me some money buying all of that mozzie repellant stuff. Thanks!
Dude I used OFF on Chinga's legs.. you didn't know.

We've never had a problem with OFF.

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post #12 of 31 Old 07-29-2010, 08:04 AM
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I use Deep Woods Off on my horses. It works great for mosquitoes.
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post #13 of 31 Old 07-30-2010, 05:29 PM
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I used OFF on my old mare. Flys made her cranky, so I needed the powerful stuff.

It's the opposite for me though!! I use horse fly spray on myself. I prefer the texture and smell to off.
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post #14 of 31 Old 07-30-2010, 10:27 PM
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I've been using some of the Off skintastic on my girl's chest, as the buggies have been chewing her up there...the main thing to watch out for is hair loss, as that will indicate that it's too strong for your particular horse.

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post #15 of 31 Old 07-31-2010, 12:30 AM
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[QUOTE=ChingazMyBoy;704640]Dude I used OFF on Chinga's legs.. you didn't know.[QUOTE]

No.. i don't remember. Shows how observant I am, hey? :P

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post #16 of 31 Old 07-31-2010, 12:59 AM
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I cant say that I'd use OFF on my horses. They can get eaten before I put it on them.

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^^ Why do you say this???

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post #18 of 31 Old 07-31-2010, 01:10 AM
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I keep it in my trail bag for myself and for a touch up on my horse. It really helps with deer flies which are horrible here. I use the non-aerosol type and the horses never seem to mind.
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post #19 of 31 Old 07-31-2010, 01:30 AM
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I don't like putting the chemicals on my horses in the first place, but when the bugs get bad I do. But... only with the repellent made for horses if I do have to use the chemicals I'd much rather be 100% certain there specific for my horses.

I get scared of them having reactions. I'm just over worried though. I just wont put OFF on my horses ever.

Not sure if thats the best back up reason:)

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post #20 of 31 Old 07-31-2010, 02:12 AM
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^ There are human fly repellants made with some of the same repellants as horse ones, so you could check some of those out if you ever got curious.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a good way of keeping pests at bay too...you can put some in their feed daily (which is what I do to my mare, although she's been off of it for a little while, cause hubby ran over my new gallon of it, and I haven't gotten a new one). Or you can put it in some of their drinking water, but you have to make sure to change that daily, and that can get annoying, which is why I feed it. My girl loves it!

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