I have a bug problem, specifically a fly problem; I live in western KY and we're having the worst bug year this year than we've had in a long time.
I've got a redheaded TB and he's tearing himself up (minor puncture wounds, scrapes, etc) trying to beat down the bugs and with itching on trees. Bug spray only provides minimal relief. I am going to try a fly sheet but we (myself and my BO) don't think the fly sheet is going to survive HIM (that or HOPEFULLY it'll cut down the flies and so he will quit hurting himself). My trainer did suggest however SmartPaks "bug-off" supplement. She has not used this personally nor have I (and no one at our barn either). Was curious if anyone else had or if someone had found anything else really good at keeping the bugs down? My horse has already given himself a 3 in deep puncture wound this spring that kept him out of the arena and I don't want to repeat it again! :\ Suggestions please!!