Anyone who’s spent any time around horses knows how irritating flies and mosquitoes can be. Insects are irritating to both the rider and the horse. At best, they’re a distraction. At worst, they have the potential to spread devastating disease to both animals and humans.
There are a number of companies that have formulated insecticides that are safe to use around horses. In fact, some are so safe that they can be applied directly to your horse’s coat. Rather than reapplying the formula every few hours, like with human insect repellent, there are a number of horse sprays that can last for a week or more by binding to the equine hairs.
When you look for good fly sprays for your horse, you should always prioritize your horse’s safety first. Make sure that the product you use is rated and tested to work on horses. It also helps to look into the active ingredients so you understand what they are and how they work.