We moved yards in January, I'm not sure if it's the difference in yard, or just the flys are in early/ badly this yea, but they're really bugging her (no pun intended). last summer was spent mainly on box rest so we only used a minimal amount of Naff spray & a little tag on her head collar.
Loads of people use home brewed sprays at our yard, and lots have fly rugs.
Which brands do you find work? And the same with fly rugs?
They are probably very effective. I read today that new research shows that flies find it difficult to land on a stripey pattern, and scientists now think that might be the reason zebras developed stripes rather than as camouflage.
However they look totally ridiculous and dhorse would never forgive me .
Quite tempted by [http://www.robinsonsequestrian.com/shires-horse-face-fly-mask.html?rocket=category-most-popular this]] though lol.
I'm not actually going to buy one. Dhorse ripped his flymask to bits on brambles last year and I mended it with a pair of dh's old pants (it was the underneath part, dh doesn't wear mesh pants!). It'll be perfectly good for another summer . obviously much less embarrassing than freaky eyes