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Combating Mosquitoes and Flies

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    08-05-2014, 01:14 AM
Bug Repellant Device / Thermacell Mosquito Repeller -- Orvis

In SE Texas we have every critter known to man, I got one of these for bow hunting and it comes in quite handing riding/
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    08-05-2014, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue    
Ooooo, speaking of ears, my horse HATES those masks with ears. My vet suggested taking a little Swat and smearing it inside and outside the ears. Really helps and lasts a full day.
I keep my mare in a fly mask with ears every she's a blue eyed bald face horse who sunburns easily.........

I have a blot on fly spray applicator that I use on her ears....and often, I spray her mask an hour or so before we hit the trail and I put it on her. Still, it's hard to keep the deer flys away no matter what I put on her....
    08-05-2014, 12:37 PM
I just use a fly/insect spray. Though, Colorado has way less flying buggies xD
    08-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Our OTTB is very happy with a ton of fly spray and a crocheted ear protector. My mare HATES bugs around her face and I hate her head tossing. She's much more comfortable in a flymask with ears. She gets fly spray also although she's not fond of it. We keep riding whisks made of horse tail hair with a wooden handle. They seem to tolerate the horse hair flicking around their heads or butts a lot better than even leafy branches.

I also tie dryer fabric softener sheets into their tails and manes.

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