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    07-31-2010, 03:10 AM
  #21
Trained
I remember years ago, when I was back in Canada - I was out trail riding with friends and my poor TB was acting bonkers. I remember saying outloud "Man, my horse is not being himself today.."

I had to get off of him for some reason, and that's when I noticed why he was acting so psycho....he was covered in mosquito's on his belly and his legs.......before we left, I sprayed him with Fly Spray...obviously it did not work.

So I pulled out my OFF that I had in my back pack, and sprayed it on him - and those mosquito's were gone faster than I could steel a cookie off of the kitchen counter.

Since then, I have used OFF.

Then I move here to Michigan, and I start Fox Hunting with my local club, and guess what they use on their mounts? OFF. Mhm. I honestly thought I was the only one...lol, like I came up with the epiphany to use it...lol - they say that nothing else works as well, and I have to agree :)
     
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    07-31-2010, 12:51 PM
  #22
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Paint Mom    
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 that's the best back up reason:)
I understand the allergic reaction part. You can try just putting a little on a certain area and watch it to see if they have a reaction.

I can also see where you're coming from when you are worried about an allergic reaction. This is the way I see it: OFF is made for human use. We wouldn't put dangerous chemicals on our sensitive skin. I think that if it's safe for human skin, horses should be okay with it too. Of course, that's not always the case. Shampoos can cause allergic reactions.
     
    07-31-2010, 04:40 PM
  #23
Started
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Originally Posted by MIEventer    
I remember years ago, when I was back in Canada - I was out trail riding with friends and my poor TB was acting bonkers. I remember saying outloud "Man, my horse is not being himself today.."

I had to get off of him for some reason, and that's when I noticed why he was acting so psycho....he was covered in mosquito's on his belly and his legs.......before we left, I sprayed him with Fly Spray...obviously it did not work.
The same thing happened to me, I took Flash out for a walk down the road and he was just freaking out. It took me forever to figure out why.

I bought some OFF last night!
     
    07-31-2010, 06:15 PM
  #24
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paint Mom    
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 that's the best back up reason:)
Understand - I don't put chemicals on my horse or myself! There is another thread about the dangers of fly sprays. I stick with natural stuff because I don't what to find in years to come that chemicals in the various products are bad for you. Guess I would rather be safe than sorry.
     
    07-31-2010, 07:30 PM
  #25
Yearling
I wish I had read this before buying some more fly spray! Lol I use Pyranha fly spray on my horse and it works really well. I will try using OFF though, it definitely is cheaper!
     
    08-04-2010, 03:37 PM
  #26
Weanling
I was told to just be careful about how much DEET is in the repellent. As too much can cause cancer! So that's why there's a limit, such as the 29% or 30%.... I don't have a horse right now though, so I can't say I've used it on one, but I'm sure its fine if so many people have been using it on their horses with no problem..
     
    08-04-2010, 03:50 PM
  #27
Yearling
I used it on Rookie in July. We were down in the southern part of the state, in the mountains, and I sprayed him before we left out on our ride, being sure to rub the spray on his face and ears. Within a mile of our trip, he was slinging his head something fierce. I stretched up to swat a fly every now and then, but that gets tiresome quick. I had one of the small non-aerosol bottles. I sprayed some in my hand and wiped it on his ears from the saddle (hoping that it would be ok for him), then sprayed myself. The flies, knats, or mosquitos didn't bother us the whole rest of the ride. After reading this, there will be no more fly spray for us. Especially if one product can take care of both of us. Does anybody know how long it will last on a horse? Our ride that day was only a couple of hours long.
     
    08-04-2010, 03:52 PM
  #28
Green Broke
LD-44 (I think that's what it's called, maybe it's LZ....not sure) works great on horses. Next to no flies land or even come near your horse. It smells nasty but, hey, it works.
     
    08-04-2010, 03:57 PM
  #29
Green Broke
Oh thank god! I was going to make a thread asking this too.... I took rena to my friends aunts boarding barn for the weekend to trail ride with my friend, and the bugs are so bad trail riding was no fun! The horses had so much fly spray on they were STICKY, so it sucked.

But when I got home I asked my mom if we could just use off on rena, because we used off and the bugs never touched us. She said she used it on her hroses, they were all fine, and she even asked the vet one time, and he said its fine!

I was also thinking, if your worried about how harsh it is and stuff, use 'kids off' If we use it on toddlers, im pretty sure a hrose can handle it! Lol, as long as they arent allergic.
     
    08-04-2010, 04:45 PM
  #30
Started
I bought some the other night and it seems to be working really well! The only thing I'm worried about is spraying it near his sheath.. the mosquitoes seem to like it down there.

Probably be safer to put it on my hands and then apply it, I'm guessing.
     

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