As the dark nights draw in, field’s get muddy and the horses start moulting you know that winter has hit! Winter can be a more challenging time for horse owners so here are our top picks to help make winter that bit easier this year. From waterproof turnout rugs to stable boredom busters and must have stable equipment you can browse our winter essentials in one place.
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If your horse dislikes the spray action on a fly repellent bottle try spraying directly onto your horses fly rug before rugging up or using a marvel mitt to apply the repellent, taking care to avoid the eyes and sensitive areas when applying to the horses head.
There are a number of methods on how to make your horse less attractive to flies, some people find feeding garlic helps in keeping them at bay or the Bucas zebra fly rugs have been developed to confuse flying insects by breaking up the horses body shape with the striped fabric.
Top Tips: If your horse has been sweating from the heat or exercise try to remove as much as possible as this can attract files.
Try our Four step routine to keep your horse clean and free from biting insects… and smelling amazing!
1: No rinse Mastacare Lavender wash is perfect for giving your horse a quick wash over with no need to rinse – simply scrape of the excess water.
2: Follow with a spritz of Masta Care citronella coat spray, With natural ingredients like Tea Tree & Lavender Oils not only will it give your horses coat a healthy shine it leaves your horse smelling great!
3: Before turnout use the Mastacare Extra Strength Fly Spray Repellent to give your horse long lasting protection from flies, biting insects and midges. The water-based formula makes it non greasy and its DEET free so no nasty chemicals.
4: Protect the sensitive areas, fly’s are practically attracted to horse eyes so try and create a barrier. The masta fly mask is a great option as it has soft fleece binding and faux sheepskin to help protect your horses sensitive skin.