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speidel 03-15-2013 07:55 PM

Oh no a Fly
 
i just killed a fly... the first one i have seen. I was told putting viniger in a horses water will help? is this true and do i start now? what other tips work other then fly sparay?

BarrelChaser 03-16-2013 07:19 PM

Ya there all coming out now...

Horsecrazy4 03-16-2013 07:22 PM

Bacon grease works really good.. Yes I am serious about bacon grease lol.. My husband found on line last yr and works really good
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speidel 03-16-2013 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Horsecrazy4 (Post 1940902)
Bacon grease works really good.. Yes I am serious about bacon grease lol.. My husband found on line last yr and works really good
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it dose work..but we dont eat bacon, because the kids would eat a pack them selves and just fight over it when we do have it.

Horsecrazy4 03-16-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by speidel (Post 1941194)
it dose work..but we dont eat bacon, because the kids would eat a pack them selves and just fight over it when we do have it.

Lol sounds like my house. My husband and daughter fight for the last piece lol.. We have plenty if need some :)
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DraftyAiresMum 03-16-2013 11:04 PM

When it's warm enough to bathe your horse, do an apple cider vinegar rinse once a week. Not only will it repel flies, it will make their coat nice and shiny. My old gelding was allergic to fly bites and an apple cider vinegar rinse was the only thing that kept the flies at bay...plus it's WAY cheaper than gallons of fly spray.

Just mix a cup (or two) of apple cider vinegar in a two gallon bucket with water, then pour it over your horse from neck to tail, refilling the bucket with the same mixture as needed. Use a soft sponge to get it on the head and any other places you miss.
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Paintlover1965 03-16-2013 11:09 PM

Not thinking about flies at this time. Have 5 ft snowbanks that need to melt first and we are expecting 30cm snow next week. Yeah, when will winter end here? Good luck with the fly remedies though!

backyardhorse 03-16-2013 11:22 PM

We had a horse once who also was alergic to bug bites, and what worked well for her was adding garlic powder to her feed. Start with about a half teaspoon, and you can work up to as much as 1/4 cup (we never needed that much). That end of the barn wound up smelling like a cheap Italian restaurant, but at least the horse was not miserable.


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