Do you have a young one that has to spread his legs like a Giraffe just to eat grass? I caught the neighbors filly trying to eat and this is how she figured out how she could do it without falling over!
Well the big horse flys will not leave my big red Quarter horse alone so we are trying a white fly sheet. For some reason the big horse flys don't bother my two white apps. They go for the big red one! So last night we put the fly sheet on Skippy and it was better but they still landed on him. It probably cut the biting down by 50%. The other 50% of the time he would run straingt for me (I carry a big black fly swatter) so I could swat the flys with my swatter. He is a very smart horse! Next I took him and showed him how to run under the big branch on the old oak tree. Well he got that part down right away. He was hanging right under the tree just in case a big 747 horse fly landed on him.
How many of you use fly sheets? Do you recommend a certain brand? Do you spray the sheet with fly spray? This fly sheet is a Royal Hamilton and we got it at Tractor Supply for $ 30.00.
Free to good home - 18 year old TB Mare. Up to date on EWT/WNV/Rabies/EIA test. She has solid feet (she is always barefoot). Riden by adults but might be okay for a younger intermediate rider. Some experience in w/t/c, jumping, cavelitti, trail rideing. She is best in the ring. Owner: Allice Alley of Riner VA email Alice at: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.photosbyalice.com for contact info.
2001 TB Mare in Hanoverian Stud Book. Great to work with, 16+ hands. Can be ridden, but her only training was racing. She would need a competent rider while retrained. Must return or get approval for change of ownership if/when no longer want to keep. Would prefer a "forever" home. Sound but xrays show that she does have a slight bone chip on her ankle.