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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My 5 year old is rubbing his top front teeth on the gate for his corral. I'm not worried about the gate. It is solid metal. I just don't want him to wear down his teeth. I'm trying to spread out his food and exercise during the day as much as I can while I'm working from home. Pellets in...
  2. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I dont see a large number of flies on my horses but I do see bites on them sometimes. Ever so often one of my horses has rubbed it a tad too much and I have to dab ointment on it. I have used Ultrashield (all flying insects) and a cheaper one I found at a local tack shop. However, despite the...
  3. Horse Health
    Well my new guy is very leggy and when he kicks at flies (they get fly sprayed once a day in the morning, and again at night if they are really bad) but he has cut himself(not to bad but has little dime sized marks in the inside from where he hits. There is usually little to no flies after they...
  4. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    So I heard that the best fly spray is absorbine ultrashield.. whats the difference between all of them? Theres ultrashield ex, red, orange, green.. whats the difference between all of them and which one is the best? Or if not absorbine, which fly spray is the best overall? not just the...
  5. Horse Health
    have you heard of putting white vinegar in horses' water trough and it helps repel fly's? if so, what is the ratio? My cows share the trough so it needs to be cow friendly too. And what are some homemade sprays that has worked good for you? Anyone use Citronella EO mixed with water? thanks :)
  6. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I am doing contesting for fair next week and we decorate our horses. I was wondering what brands of spray paint are good for horses and where I can get them? thanks
  7. Horse Health
    Does anyone know how to make easy homemade fly spray? I need it to spray on my milk cow and horses..... I've heard there is a simple one to make with white vinegar, water, and dishsoap..... anyone hear of that? Thanks!
  8. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hi everyone (: This summer/fall I noticed that on particular days, the flies seemed to be noticeably bad on my horses, which is normal - but they'd be all over their faces, in their eyes, etc. I don't want any diseases or problems, so I purchased a brand of Pyranha fly spray - which was...
  9. Horse Health
    Im not to sure if this is in the right area, but this is the best treatment for rain scald/ rain rot that I have ever used and I have to share it with everyone! But first a little background Information... I live in tropical North Queensland, Australia, so we see a pretty decent wet season...
  10. Horse Health
    Yes, so unfortunately, Hip Hop has a few lice on him, spotted them not long ago. treated all three horses in that field with the Deosect spray for horses concentrate, will have a good look at him again tomorrow, but from the reviews i've read on the internet, it's worked very well. It recommends...
  11. Horse Health
    A friend of mine told me that a friend of hers told her that apple cider vinager is a good fly repellent... Did you get that???:-P Is this the case??? My friend uses it all the time, and we never really see any reduction in the number of flies, but thats usually the case with all fly sprays...
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    hey there, everyone who lives in the new england/virginia area should know what im talking about. thats right. the stink bug epidemic. well last year my mom got sprayed in the face by one, and her skin sloughed off. i was wondering if it would do the same thing to leather because they have...
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