The flies where I ride are literally feasting on my horse. I took him out for a 10 minute walk and trot yesterday and he came in with fly bites all over his shoulders - and these are from stable flies!
Even at a trot, the flies were swarming us.
I have sprayed him with various commercial sprays. We have stable flies, horse flies and deer flies, as well as mosquitoes, as we back onto a regional forest.
Does anyone have any effective suggestions for protecting him while I ride? My only solution seems to be riding inside and I hate to do that.

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I've seen a certain fly spray that has avocado in it that I've heard works wonders. Not sure what it's called, but I saw it in our local tack shop.


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