Type: Posts; User: Larry Garner
The flies biting your horses down low are biting stable flies. These flies breed in rotting organic material not manure. They are the first flies to appear in the spring and may have actually reached...
Are they biting or just bugging your horses?
Different kind of flies breed in different places and are controlled with different methods.
There is not a one Magic solution to good fly control....
Elite for sure.
That all I use. The extra strength in the sidewall is perfect for horse trailers.
As litle boys trying to catch rabbits in wooden home made traps, the first lesson we learned was to move the trap to the areas where rabbits were active.
The same is true with biting flies and...
SmartPak, Valley Vet, and Dover sell this product.
I agree with the nose bags. I bought three Feedrite nose bags and I really like them for three features.
1. They are mesh with a solid reinforced bottom. Horses can't drown because water runs out....
I can't disagree with your comment about food choices, in humans.
I have had horses for 50 plus years of my life, mostly in pasture type care in various regions of the country at different...
Liquid water softener for the grey water and black water tanks. Use 1 oz every flush out to line the tanks from dried on matter.
In the summer ice is always a premium, so empty trays often into...
If you put a red salt brick, a white salt brick and a Redmond Rock in your horses area free choice, they will only eat the Redmond Rock.
I have three geldings and that has been my experience. They...
You need a job? Best answer I have seen in a while.
I do a lot of seminars at horse events about fly control and here are the things to consider.
1 Are you growing your flies or are they comming to your place?
2. Do the flies bite you or just bug...
I have used mosquito torpedo for three years. It is safe, in fact some South American countries use it in drinking water for humans.
It sinks to the bottom and releases slowly. Horses can't play...
Vanilla extract is a good natural repellant. Get the cheap stuff ...works just as well as expensive stuff.
Fire Extingushers ....two. One for the trailer and one for the truck.
Here is a trick I learned. Get some glow in the dark nail polish and make a small mark on the sides of the truck bed in line with the trailer ball. I also put one in the middle of the tailgate so I...
It won't hurt anything. I buy the cheap Mexican stuff in bulk.
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A natural fly repellant that works pretty good is vanilla. The cheap stuff works just fine.
There was a bit that is no longer being made because the bit maker died. It was called the One Hander.
If you can find one you can teach a horse to neck rein real quick.
15 acres on foot will take 30 minutes tops. I do it horseback. Good training on stopping, standing still, backing and I get to ride.
For ten years I have been a Spalding Rep and I have posted here a lot. I try to be fair and not too biased. You can check my past posts.
Your question is asked often. My reply is that even the best...
Pony girl this is a good resource. You are always quick with good information.
Yes they will burrow into things like saddle pads and lay eggs.
I received a message with pictures which I forwarded to my entomologist.
Here is her reply.
"Those are moth larvae (caterpillars)......my guess would be indian meal moth, those are probably the...