Spraying Vinegar on my Horse to Repel Flies?

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    06-10-2011, 10:48 PM
Spraying Vinegar on my Horse to Repel Flies?

I was told spraying a mixture of half water, half vinegar on your horse will repel flies. Is this true? And if so, what type of vinegar? Apple cider, white, etc.?
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    06-10-2011, 11:54 PM
I know people do it, however I havn't seen real results - the amount of flies seemed to be the same....
    06-11-2011, 06:15 PM
I've tried white vinegar and apple cider vinegar, both diluted and straight with no good results. Actually with the ACV the flies seemed to LOVE it grrr. I have better luck with lemon Pine-Sol diluted with a little water and mixed with Off! Lotion.
    06-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Arrow fly spray

Try this

6 caps full of Skin so Soft from avon
1.5 cup white vinegar
just a good squirt of Ivory liquid soap
-lemon dish soap-etc
1/8 c pinesol
1 cup mouthwash-Mint

While it seems weird, it seems to help! Not as long term as the storebought stuff-but it works!

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