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[RC] fly repellent - sherman

I’ve only been on the section twice, once 2 years ago, again a couple weeks ago. I was thinking it didn’t start until after Cougar Rock, but now I recall that it started before Cougar Rock, and all the way into Red Star, and then we seemed “safe” for awhile (probably the flies just found other horses to bother), then were attacked again for a few of the miles into Robinson. It’s only a fly or two, but they literally stay with you for miles, constantly attempting to land, and when they do they really hurt the horse and leave drippy bloody spots. When I rode into Robinson on my grey, he had about 10 big bloody spots on him. And, because they horses are so distracted, they don’t watch where they’re putting their feet, and my friends horse nearly fell as we were approaching Elephant’s Trunk horses.

 

Two weeks ago, there was such a big bloody spot on my horse’s chest, that we thought he must have a huge raw spot from the breast collar. Nope, nothing there after we washed it off. Had to have been a fly bite.

 

Kathy

 

Jonni asked “what section of the Tevis trail is having the worst fly issue?