I've given up on pantyhose, Bridge just won't have it! Can't blame her. I did find a very inexpensive nose net online (called my tack shop, they can order it in for me) that I am definetely going to give a try. From the reviews I've read, it has been very successful: Cashel Quiet Ride Nose Net - Adams Horse and Pet Supply
I still am not 100% sure, though, if it's allergies. The head ticking began late winter, and has no ceased. Does not occur much in her stall, when she's just standing outside, walking on the lead rope, in cross ties, etc. The only time it occurs is about 10 minutes into being worked, and then for a short time after she's done being worked. From the research I've done, there are three "main causes" that are known: light sensitivity (ruled out), allergies, and something called EPM. But because she doesn't do it constantly, only when being worked, what could that possibly mean? We are going to start wetting her hay, I am wondering if the quality of the hay just isn't that great (as it never is in winter) and she is being exposed to allergens through that.
Any input is greatly appreciated...I'm going to order the Cahsel nose net tomorrow and eager await it's arrival to give it a shot. Hopefully she will take that better! Do you think because it doesn't go over her mouth she will have a better response to it?