Every summer we are bothered by the flies but this year they seem to be even worse than usual.
As ever, we are using deosect – Galahad hates being sprayed and anything that can reduce the amount of flyspray we have to use is a bonus. NAF’s citronella gel is also great for this.
This year we have also gained some of their citronella wash which we use when we wash the ponies down after exercise. It is certainly much easier than trying to spray Galahad – although he has improved greatly and sometimes barely moves whilst he is sprayed. Other times, of course, he kicks up a huge fuss!
I have also taken to soaking the fly masks in the citronella water. As you can see, they can get covered in flies and although the ponies are protected from them it can’t be at all pleasent. It certainly doesn’t look nice.