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Mitchy1nge Mon 20-May-13 13:06:51

There is one that works somewhere isn't there, would you mind telling me what it is called and where I can buy it? Thank you very very much.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 20-May-13 13:09:56

Nah. They are all a waste of money.

<waits to be proved wrong >

Mitchy1nge Mon 20-May-13 13:10:42

noooooo PLEASE


tackedoff Mon 20-May-13 13:23:53

we use the lynn Russell one and it seems quite good - also a cream that we rub on the NFs mane and itchy areas which lasts for a week - and a bloody expensive but very good fly rug!

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 20-May-13 13:26:51

I have something called redact I think which I saw on tv for farm animals. You pour it along the spine and it is meant to last 6 weeks. Mad mare hates it. Not sure if it works or not. I checked and it was best before 2004, but she can't read ....

chocolatecakeystuff Mon 20-May-13 13:40:34

Aren't the ones with deet in them meant to work?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 20-May-13 14:47:29

ive been recommended Deosect by our local CWG as being the only thing thats any good! Dont bother with anything with Deet or Citronella in! I used the Deet stuff on myself last year. Got bitten 7 times by horse flies in my paddock, ended up with cellulitis!

Pixel Mon 20-May-13 17:08:01

We used to use cold tea and vinegar. I seem to recall it worked quite well (at least as well as some of the ones in the shops anyway), we only stopped using it because we got fed up with our grey ponies smelling like a chip shop having brown streaks all over them! At least it's cheap if you want to give it a try (could add some crushed garlic as well I suppose for extra oomph).

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 20-May-13 17:14:40

I used to make one with tea and vinegar and garlic. Left it in the car over the summer and then got rid of it down the toilet in the old Victorian house where I worked, in the attic. It stank out the whole building.

Callisto Mon 20-May-13 17:45:59

Ponies have got a garlic lick that is meant to be a fly repellent. I've also got Coopers Plus which is meant to be good. The flies aren't too bad around here atm, but I think I may get a fly hood for the sheltie if they get bad and if I can get one small enough.

Tea tree oil is also meant to work and lavender.

Butkin Mon 20-May-13 18:58:42

We use Deosect - diluted and put in a dedicated squirty bottle.

Never found the popular brands in tack shops to work very well. Sometimes they even seem to encourage the flys!

Mitchy1nge Wed 22-May-13 11:33:35

thanks all, will order deosect and see

do you really need masks and stuff to apply it? hmm bit scary

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 22-May-13 11:43:11

The pour on one I have is called Ridect. Not sure where I got it from but have googled and it does seem to be recommended by some vets,

Butkin Wed 22-May-13 13:57:22

Mitchy - we always use rubber gloves when mixing/using Deosect. Not sure about masks but if you have one it's a good idea to use it!

Pinkponiesrock Fri 24-May-13 14:11:35

Power phaser, does make the ponies smell like you might have set them on fire but its very effective smile

Butkin Fri 24-May-13 20:22:40

Yes have used power phaser at shows - comes in red pot with it's own sponge - and it is pretty good and glosses coats as well!

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 24-May-13 20:25:27

If only it was warm enough to need fly repellant.

CooEeeEldridge Fri 24-May-13 20:29:18

The Avon skin so soft dry oil spray worked a treat for us last summer, but doesn't seem to be this year. sad I might give coopers a try... HATE seeing them with flies on!!!

Pixel Fri 24-May-13 22:23:05

Agree with Exit, you must have a special breed of arctic flies!

Mitchy1nge Tue 28-May-13 14:44:55

oh we have LOADS of flies, doesn't everybody?

anyway we won a prize draw at Woodbridge or Poplar or some other local show recently and now have a shed load of shampoos and oils and fly sprays and stuff so might as well use that up first - assuming they don't work it will be a coin toss between deosect and coopers smile

we made stuff using the Avon thing last year, it kept going all lumpy grrrrr AND IT DID NOT WORK

Mitchy1nge Tue 28-May-13 14:46:33

the shampoo is LOVELY though

equioils or horseoils or something like that

Pixel Tue 28-May-13 18:23:46

No flies here, perhaps you pong or something grin.

Mitchy1nge Tue 28-May-13 21:32:09

ha yes probably

really wouldn't surprise me

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