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Do you have the horse fly control products for your horse?
Horses can have allergic reactions to the bites and be very uncomfortable, but it isn’t life-threatening.
The stings and bites and the itch from flies and insects are already too much for them.
Horse Fly Control Products To Consider. There are so many styles and colors and brands to choose from.
sheets (thin breathable blanket for your horse)
mask (comes in lots of color and designs)
Compare the best price and product online.
Your local feed store
You should at least have a fly mask to protect the face.
I know all fly products are essential for your horse, but I think that fly masks are even more important for your horse.
The reason I say this is because I had a mare that had allergies.
When the flies crawled around her eyes, they would swell almost closed and get watery, And in the corner of her eyes would fill up with thick yellow discharge.
Fly mask: Fly mask prevents flies from irritating your horse’s eyes.
Fly sheets: Fly sheets are similar to fly mask, but are used to protect their body, and are breathable to allow air flow.
Use good judgment of the temperature and weather conditions when using fly sheets. For example, on hot, humid days because of sweating.
Fly spray: spray is used to spray your horse’s body to help keep the flies away. It is good to research different fly sprays to find out which option is best for your horse. The natural fly spray is a great alternative too.
Fly strips: These are great to hang around the barn or in your horse’s stall to help reduce flies.
Natural, low-cost ways to keep the flies away.
Avon Skin So Soft
Apple cider vinegar (ACV): This is a great all natural way to use for fly repellent, and there are also many other benefits from using ACV for horses, but that will be for another post.
Different ways you can use apple cider vinegar. (any brand)
Water tank: You can put ACV in your horse’s water tank. Start out with 1/4 cup per 50 gallons and may increase up to 1 cup per 6 gallons.
ACV produces higher levels of thiamine (vitamin B) in your horse and excretes through their skin, repelling insects off your horse.
Spray: You can make an all natural fly spray using ACV. 50/50 part ACV and water.
Grain: Use up to a 1/4 cup of ACV over your horse’s grain once a day. You may want to start out using less to make sure your horse is okay with it.
Fabric Softener Sheets: I have personally used fabric softener sheets on my horses when I ride. In my experience, I saw a reduction of flies and mosquitoes on my horse.
All you have to do is take a sheet and rub it all over your horse where flies and other insects are a nuisance, and another way is to tie strips of fabric softener to your bridle, reins or saddle.
I can not assure this is a guarantee to work.
Is a cheap and easy way to DIY your horse fly control products
caution; make sure your horse is not scared of tarps if they are you may want to work with them.
Using Tarps: Tarps can be a great way to keep the flies off your horse and can also be a desensitize tool as well (be cautious when handling tarps if your horse has never been around one).
All you need is a small cheap one. You can find one at your local Dollar Store.
Fasten the tarp at the top of the barn door.
Let sides and bottom hang freely.
Starting at the bottom of the tarp and work your way close to the top. Cut into strips. It doesn’t matter what size or you can leave the tarp without cutting. Just to let you know It will frail and tear if you are concerned about the look.
As the horses walk through the tarp, the strips will lay on the horses, and it rubs the flies or insects off.
Also, hang a tarp in the horse pasture for them to walk underneath.
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Thank You for reading my post. Have a great day. Michelle