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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2011, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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I bought fly boots the other day for my horse because they've been really bothering him and I'm trying to make it better for him. Well they really aren't working.

Hose him down about every 2 days or so because it's so hot out here that when I get to the barn he's all sweaty from just standing there and that doesn't work either and the fly spray is not doing a thing.

So right now I'm kind of stuck. He's actually digging holes in his paddock from being so stressed out and it looks like he's really annoyed (i would be to if flies were bothering me like that )

Next I am going to try a fly sheet but do they even work or am I just going to be wasting my money?
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What are fly boots?
The flies are really bad around here too. I find most sprays do not last very long. We use fly Wipe, which has a bit more staying power. It is expensive at $45 Cdn a bottle, but will last all summer for a few horses. We apply some on a rag (like a blue J cloth), and wipe it on the horses. The rag is stored in an empty coffee can, and the rag can be used again and again without reapplying new wipe to it each time.
The down side is that this is obviously a strong insecticide, oil based, that is being put on the horses skin. But to compare it to people bug spray, the mild stuff just doesn't work.
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I have a flysheet on Ella in summer she's allergic to mozzies so comes up in these almighty welts. It works well for her no more welts.
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What are fly boots?
The flies are really bad around here too. I find most sprays do not last very long. We use fly Wipe, which has a bit more staying power. It is expensive at $45 Cdn a bottle, but will last all summer for a few horses. We apply some on a rag (like a blue J cloth), and wipe it on the horses. The rag is stored in an empty coffee can, and the rag can be used again and again without reapplying new wipe to it each time.
The down side is that this is obviously a strong insecticide, oil based, that is being put on the horses skin. But to compare it to people bug spray, the mild stuff just doesn't work.
Fly Boots - Barn and Stable Supplies from SmartPak Equine
Here's where I got mine :)

I will go out and try to buy that today because sadly enough as it is it's getting bad for him and I don't want him to suffer.

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I have a flysheet on Ella in summer she's allergic to mozzies so comes up in these almighty welts. It works well for her no more welts.
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Thanks for the advice on the fly sheet. My horse Beau is allergic to ticks and gets runny eyes (allergies) when the flies come around if I don't have his fly mask on him.

I am more than likely going to buy a fly sheet to and hope for the absolute best.
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