I allowed him to trot off through the cloud of bugs as to get away from them. At some points he would break into a canter because they were so bad. For the most part we just trotted out of these clouds of bugs, but I wonder what else to do? I don't think its possible to use a fly mask? What about a fringe? Bug spray wouldn't make a difference I think because they were so thick - everywhere in some areas.
It must be a seasonal thing but unluckily we have to travel the same stretch of trail to get to a riding ring later this week. I can still feel bugs parts in my eye.