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23 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use? Fly Repellent Gel 3535

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Nina Perkins who’s been using Fly Repellent Gel 3535 on her three horses…

Fly Repellent Gel 3535I have three horses, one of whom is terrified of spray bottles, and one a mini Shetland who has skin conditions and is clipped all year and therefore gets eaten alive without her coat to protect her. I have a lake on my land so we suffer badly with the midges.

After spending a few summers with my wimpy horse spinning around on the end of a lead rope with me trying to spray him, a friend gave me an almost finished pot of your fly gel to try as she had already received her new one. Wimpy horse is happy to have this applied all over and it doesn’t irritate the Shetland’s sensitive skin. I apply it by hand, rather than using a sponge or cloth and it doesn’t irritate my skin or leave a nasty residue.10384997_10152158406637879_2115450101_n

My other horse is my young event horse. Last year we struggled with DEET based sprays applied every five minutes at events as he throws his head around and kicks at his belly when bothered by the flies, reducing my marks in the dressage and proving quite dangerous when trying to negotiate the SJ and XC! I discovered the Equimins gel only last summer and didn’t get a chance to use it at an event – his outings were limited as he’s only young. Each event I’ve been to this year has also been accompanied by rain, but the sun has shined on a few of our dressage outings and a SJ clinic. I applied the gel before tacking up and found it lasted well and I didn’t need to reapply. No tossing his head and no 10312041_10152158401307879_1014943064_nstomping his back legs. Even when he was very hot and sweaty it remained effective. Importantly to me, it doesn’t leave a film on the coat or make it look dull.

Thank you to Nina for sharing her story- as a little thank you, we’re sending Nina a packet of  Tip Top Supplement Treats– a great way to supplement the horse’s diet with vitamins and minerals without the need for a bucket of feed to add powdered supplements to!

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