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    06-12-2010, 06:22 PM
  #1
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Fly Protection Tips

In the summer, the flies get really bad where I live. So, I was wondering what kind of creative fly-protection tips you guys have.

My tip is to spray all your brushes with fly spray before you groom so that the spray gets worked through the coat. Then, when you're done grooming, spray the horse with fly spray.

What do you do?
     
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    06-12-2010, 10:12 PM
  #2
Yearling
I use fly parasites.

I have a large flock of guinea fowl, chickens, ducks, geese, muscovy ducks, turkeys, pheasants and peafowl that all run loose during the day in the barnyard and pastures to snap up bugs.
     
    06-13-2010, 01:23 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Instead of horse fly spray, put OFF or a similar brand on their ears. It keeps the little knats and such at bay, and your horse isn't going crazy with head tossing.
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    06-13-2010, 02:05 PM
  #4
Trained
Unscented dryer sheets.
They're cheap, easy to pack on a ride, and they work. Just rub them on and it keeps the flies off.
     
    06-13-2010, 05:29 PM
  #5
Weanling
I've read of something to keep flies away.

Fill up some ziplock bags with water and then drop in a penny or two. Then attach the bags of water to joists, trees, fences, etc.... "horses butt, LOL, j/k."

I've not used it but I read about it from people on the internet using it. I also saw the local park using this in their out-buildings.

I guess that the way the water refracts light causes the flies to think that it is a nest of wasps or something that would eat em.
     

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