Ticks on my horse
Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:48 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:16 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:53 AM
I pour a generous amount on a washrag and rub it on from hoof to knee, going against the grain of the hair.
Being an oil, it stays on better even through water crossings.
I also carry the oil soaked rag in a ziplock in my saddlebag to reapply during the ride.
On myself, I cover my arms, neck and shoulders, around my waist and my legs from toes to knees. I haven't had a tick in two years, so either the stuff works or they just don't like the way I smell!
The SSS bath oil can be ordered from any Avon rep. I think it is around $16 for the big bottle.
One warning: Once you open the bottle, keep it in a ziplock bag. When turned over, the bottle has a tendency to leak.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:11 AM
I use Fly Rid I think-- from Country Supply.
in the 5 years or so that I have used it - I haven't pulled a tick off any of our horses.
You use it every two weeks - and it takes a little to get into their system-
We live in Southern Indiana- and ride Shawnee too.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:49 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:05 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:14 PM
We also ride with Bounce dryer sheets. I have one up between the ears on the headstall, one on each side of the saddle and one in my back pocket.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:35 PM
In addition to the locations already given, I also like to tie them into the little D-rings on the girth strap under the horse. They help repel those pesky flies that like to hover under the horses' bellies while you're riding.
Grr...I HATE THOSE THINGS!!!
Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:04 PM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:27 PM
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:54 AM
Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:32 AM
What does that do?
Do you soak it with something?
Is it a new sheet or one that's been used?
Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:34 PM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:58 PM
Are you saying to pour SSS on just like the spot-on treatment? Like from the withers down the back to the base of the tail?