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        08-29-2013, 10:58 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    Why is the horse not being fly sprayed before a lesson? If they can't afford it there is something seriously wrong with the program, and they don't need to be doing lessons.

    Fly bites hurt, and not fair to be riding a horse that has to put up with flies and a rider either.
    She was sprayed before we went out to the arena. The flies are just particularly bad right now.

    It was really more about the fact that as a beginner, even benign movements feel strange and scary. Seeing the movement from the ground helped me understand mentally what she was doing. Once I saw what it was, I felt silly for feeling so unsettled about it.
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        08-29-2013, 11:06 PM
      #12
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by JenniMay    
    When I first started trotting over poles with my mare, I swore she was "jumping" over them! She wasn't----it just felt that way. Great way to improve my seat, though!
    ME TOO! Although my gelding does get a bigger trot going over poles. Everyone at the barn jokes that he looks like a TWH high-stepping when he goes over trot poles. Scared me to death the first time.
         
        08-29-2013, 11:09 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    Why is the horse not being fly sprayed before a lesson? If they can't afford it there is something seriously wrong with the program, and they don't need to be doing lessons.

    Fly bites hurt, and not fair to be riding a horse that has to put up with flies and a rider either.
    To be fair, I haven't found a fly spray yet that actually keeps flies off my gelding. I douse him before every ride and it might work for all of 5 minutes. I am looking up a homemade recipe that is supposed to work better, but I am skeptical.
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        08-29-2013, 11:13 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Haha I know even now it always feels like they are about to pigroot, and then I realise what happened. I once came off when the horse did a full-body shake, I just slid right off the side lol :p
         
        08-29-2013, 11:15 PM
      #15
    Foal
    As for the homemade recipe for fly-spray, fill a spray bottle with water, add 15 drops each of eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil and 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, I live in an area with heaps of flies and mozzies thanks to the dams close by, and this never fails. Also add a couple of garlic cloves to fed each day
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        08-29-2013, 11:22 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by angelbkm212    
    as for the homemade recipe for fly-spray, fill a spray bottle with water, add 15 drops each of eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil and 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, I live in an area with heaps of flies and mozzies thanks to the dams close by, and this never fails. Also add a couple of garlic cloves to fed each day
    Thanks! That recipe looks awesome. How big of a spray bottle?
         
        08-31-2013, 09:06 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Someone I have risen with said after awhile, if you pull up on the reins and not let the horse do that, it will stop doing it so often. But I am still new to this, just what a friend of mine said, so don't just take it from me
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        08-31-2013, 09:42 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Wait until you have a horse shake while your on it.

    Now THAT is scary for beginners. LoL
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        09-16-2013, 11:46 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I use the Endure fly spray, its the thing that lasts any amount of time. It even lasts most of the way through a conditioning ride, but its pretty expensive.
         
        09-17-2013, 12:14 AM
      #20
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
    Wait until you have a horse shake while your on it.

    Now THAT is scary for beginners. LoL
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    Or cough! My gelding inhaled dust from the arena and went into a coughing fit. No lie, it felt like a bucking bronco underneath me.
         

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