Hi, I'm Ev. I'm training to become a horsewoman. These are my adventures and misadventures. I'm green as hell, but so far, so good. I'm now learning from Bo (and sometimes his wife DeDe) at D&D Ranch in Pope Valley. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity, I feel quite blessed, and I feel that they, and horses, have really turned my life around.
Solomon is my baby- a big old flea bitten grey Appendix gelding who is very kind and way too smart! I love him so very much. He is a rescue and was meant to be co-owned rehabbed, and maybe rehomed to a good home. He turned out to be over 25 years old with injuries that ultimately do not make him riding sound, so he is retired.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Note to self: tick and fly control

So according to some horse folks, an equal mix of listerine (regular) baby oil and apple cider vinegar is an excellent fly spray, though it'd turn Solomon yellow, heh.
To keep away ticks, 1'4th a cup of apple cider vinegar a day is supposed to work wonders.
2-3 tablespoons of garlic powder twice a day to keep flies away.

So maybe I'll pick up some more LMF Senior tomorrow since I'm taking a friend to the tack and feed store, and maybe I'll try it out and see how it works. Why not, eh?

2 comments:

ATLAST! Fly Spray said...

Ev-
I admire you for your desire to learn and love the horses. They are amazing animals. I have 2 TB Geldings myself!
I also own Mere's ATLAST! Fly Spray ( for horses )and Mere's Flea & Tick Spray ( for dogs, cats ). It is 100% organic and cedar oil based! Works great and is safe, too! I am not sure where you live in relation to where you can find ATLAST! organic products but you can always go to my website www.atlastflyspray.com and order a bottle! We can also talk about contributions to your facility! Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you! Meredith

nccatnip said...

Meredith- no listing on your website of ingredents or prices. I was most interested, I like to do my research.