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post #11 of 14 Old 06-22-2012, 12:34 PM
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I use a 50/50 mix of avon skin so soft and vinegar works great on me and the horse and it is safe.
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-22-2012, 12:42 PM
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I just bought a jar of SWAT to use on my mare and oh my goodness. I have never, in my life, seen a fly repellent work as good as that stuff does. I just stuck a little dab of it near her ears, udder, and back. After 3 days, the flies/mosquitoes still aren't bothering her at all. it's amazing! haha
The warning label is a little scary so I've been using a plastic bag on my hand to put it on (cheaper than a glove! haha) and I haven't died yet.

But yeah, SWAT is amazing.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-22-2012, 02:36 PM
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I just used buzz off for the first time this year. It's a concentrate that you pour a little (16ml, I used a syringe w/o needle) down your horses back after a ride or working them. You also put a few ml down the forehead. It's supposed to last for up to a month and repel ticks and lice as well as flies, mosquitoes, etc. We've had a huge tick problem this year and some lice issues around so that's why I tried it out. So far I am very happy. We treated our 6 horses and I have seen very few flies on them while the 3 horses in the pasture next to ours (same fence line) always have flies on their faces. I love that it's a once a month thing. It's kinda like the flea treatment for dogs...

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-23-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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thank you for your suggestions :) I've tried a home made one that seems to be working better than the others
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