Let’s face it, summer is tough on manes and tails. Washing, braiding, brushing, and more time out in the sun mean dry, brittle, and broken hair. Luckily there’s plenty you can do to prevent the...
In the horse world, skin conditions can escalate extremely quickly! Scratches, rain rot and sweet itch can cause real problems and even lameness if left untreated. Here’s a how-to on beating each type of skin irritation.
Fly season is well underway in most of the country. While most barns have ways of mitigating the flies, it’s very easy for the problem to become more than just a slight annoyance. Choosing the best fly spray for your horse is often the first line of defense. Here are six things to consider when picking the best fly spray for your horse or barn.
Don’t let a horse fly be the reason you end up in the dirt. Even a freshly groomed arena isn’t quite as soft as landing on a pillow. The most patient, well-trained horse can’t help but kick up its heels at a painful horsefly bite.
No cowgirl wants to “undo” the time and effort put into a thorough grooming job with greasy fly spray. Oil-based fly repellent is sticky, which attracts dust and dirt. Plus, there’s nothing worse than spending money on a fly spray that simply doesn’t work. Unsightly welts from horse fly bites are not only painful and also detract from the horse’s otherwise gleaming turnout.