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    07-31-2008, 08:33 AM
heat index

It is extremely hot and humid in the midwest as it is in the east I went out to work sonny anyways and get the **** flies off him. It iis over 100 degrees with humidity factor.
Even his eyes were sweating! We have a show in a month and need to be working!!!!!! But I felt so bad for huge boy-he got a sponge bath a spray down with fly spray, his very heavy mane braided up off his neck and a carrot. I did halter work for 10 minutes and put him to bed-i feel guilty we are not working as hard as we should be but he is just so big and I worry about heat prostration .hopefully I am putting his needs before my own- am I being a goober?????
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    07-31-2008, 10:21 AM
Make a mixture 1:2 vinegar to water, that will help with the flies. As for the heat, plan on getting up very early or staying up late to work.
    07-31-2008, 11:48 AM
Thanks, the bug spray isnt very effective right now.
    07-31-2008, 01:03 PM
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I let mine get dirty when it's that hot... like right now. I hose them and they role and I leave the dirt on them because it helps with the flies... they look yucky but... it's not like I'm riding them in this horrific heat!
    07-31-2008, 01:15 PM
Have you tried Endure Fly Spray works really well on Koda ( my paint horse) It's really hot here in Fla. Too.
    07-31-2008, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nldiaz66
Have you tried Endure Fly Spray works really well on Koda ( my paint horse) It's really hot here in Fla. Too.
OMIGOSH!!! You must be RICH! I use Endure on show days. SHOW DAYS... that stuff costs as much as a gallon of gas!!! It's like $19.00 per bottle!!!!
    07-31-2008, 02:18 PM
I don't like endure...I haven't had any success with it.
    07-31-2008, 04:00 PM
I just paid $16.00 bucks for a medium sized bottle and it lasts maybe 4 days! And ya gotta hit the little buggers (flies) in the face

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