Fly nuts riding? - The Horse Forum
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 86
• Horses: 1
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.
Lafitte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 05:01 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 229
• Horses: 2
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!

-Paula

pbeebs is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 172
• Horses: 1
OMG THE VISUAL THAT TITLE GAVE ME...O.O
Fulford15, Cherrij, dlady and 1 others like this.
Brenna Lee is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 713
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brenna Lee View Post
OMG THE VISUAL THAT TITLE GAVE ME...O.O

Glad I wasn't the only one with their mind in the gutter
Cherrij likes this.

~A Cowboy's Chance~
1977-2011
Rest in Peace
Fulford15 is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 05:36 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 4,163
• Horses: 0
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.

Nancy
greentree is online now  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
Posts: 877
• Horses: 2
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......



Quote:
Originally Posted by greentree View Post
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.

Nancy
Posted via Mobile Device
xlionesss is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
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.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-09-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 86
• Horses: 1
All flies, but the big horse flies annoy her more than anything.
Lafitte is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 10-12-2013, 02:45 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 198
• Horses: 0
Fly sprays can be expensive, try diluted vinegar
farahmay is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 10-12-2013, 06:29 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: in the barn
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 2
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 ...at 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.
beverleyy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly Mask while riding?? ARTEMISBLOSSOM Horse Tack and Equipment 12 07-06-2013 03:29 PM
Converting a fly sheet to a riding fly sheet? DancingArabian Horse Tack and Equipment 0 07-20-2012 10:50 AM
Slinkies, mane tamer, warm neck cover, fly masks, riding blankets CloudsMystique Tack and Equipment Classifieds 17 02-19-2012 02:17 PM
Riding with a fly sheet? cebee Horse Tack and Equipment 2 08-01-2011 01:25 PM
Riding your horse with a fly mask? Mickey4793 Horse Riding 8 06-04-2010 02:50 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome