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    09-09-2013, 05:29 PM
Fly nuts riding?

I didn't know where to put this, plus it's a hypothetical question for those experienced people that have gone through it but I have a horse that I mess with and she's sensitive to flies that are on her (doesn't have allergic reaction just doesn't like them on her) she moves around, and depending on where she's at, she'll try to get away from them. My question is, when you ride her, won't she still be the same way if you ride her and won't she possibly go nuts? If so, is there a way to train this or work around it? Just curious. Thanks.
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    09-09-2013, 06:01 PM
Even my "fly babies" have been ok under saddle, because you're constantly moving which helps with the flies a bit! Only time they ever try to get away from them undersaddle is when a huge horse fly is biting on them somewhere...those suckers are persistent!
    09-09-2013, 06:22 PM
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    09-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Originally Posted by Brenna Lee    

Glad I wasn't the only one with their mind in the gutter
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    09-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Green Broke
Are you talking about big horse flies, or small stable flies?

I use Deep Woods Off on the sensitive horses rears and flanks when I ride them. It is the only thing that seems to repel the horse flies at all. It adds up quickly, so I only use it on the most sensitive horses.

    09-09-2013, 06:42 PM
Wow I need to try this, thanks! I fell off my super sensitive boy last night due to him going sideways after one bit him.. Soaking in my tub as I type......

Originally Posted by greentree    
Are you talking about big horse flies, or small stable flies?

I use Deep Woods Off on the sensitive horses rears and flanks when I ride them. It is the only thing that seems to repel the horse flies at all. It adds up quickly, so I only use it on the most sensitive horses.

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    09-09-2013, 06:45 PM
A good fly repellant,and a mask with ears make it much easier on the horse. The flies are drawn to carbon dioxide so the more the horse heats up, the greater attraction to the flies.
    09-09-2013, 09:51 PM
All flies, but the big horse flies annoy her more than anything.
    10-12-2013, 03:45 AM
Fly sprays can be expensive, try diluted vinegar
    10-12-2013, 07:29 PM
I have a mare who is allergic to mosquitoes and sensitive to pretty much all other bugs. She is fine under saddle as long as she is kept moving, occasionally if it's a later summer night and mosquitoes are really bad, and I have her at a walk, she will attempt kicking herself and biting herself under saddle that point I generally just pick up our pace or chose to end the ride depending. She's never once been out of control though.

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