Originally Posted by Wallaby
She definitely prefers to not be blanketed so hopefully the vinegar will work. Do you know if you have to use it for a while before it starts working? Or does it just work from day 1?
Some folks add apple cider vinegar to their feed. It supposedly changes the blood ph to ward off bug bites, but we just spray it on like a fly spray and that helps from the start. We use it on our youngest mare that has a very short summer coat and welts up more than our other mares from bug bites.
Fly sheets can help, but in my experience the most pesky flies are the face flies that can irritate the eyes, and the stable flies that bite the lower legs. We put fly masks on when the face flies are really bad and spray the lower legs with apple cider vinegar and that handles the worst ones.