An effective insect repellent or fly spray can make or break summer riding. Because of this, Gee Gee and Me have sampled our fair share. Oscar, as always, is my number one priority and although I have found his perfect protection, I never gave myself a second thought.
Thankfully the fabulous team at My Horse Box care about the riders too and July’s Summer Time subscription box features Red Horse’s Red Zone Super fly spray. A highly effective insect repellent spray that is gentle enough to use on both equine AND human skin.
Using the ingredient Saltidin as an alternative to the chemical DEET, it is almost odourless and a safe non-irritant that provides similar benefits. Mixed with other well know natural repellents such as garlic, lemon and eucalyptus oils, Red Zone Super has proven extremely effective against midges, horse flies and other biting pests. Recently coming out on top when Kelly Marks of Intelligent Horsemanship put it to the test on Facebook!
This weekend I went on a woodland adventure and as a sign of the confidence I have in Red Horse Products I only took this one, Red Zone Super repellent. I generously applied to both Oscar and I as we set out in the glorious sunshine…following the instruction to shake well it has a pleasant smell and a powerful spritz giving a good covering.
Unfortunately twenty minutes into our 10 mile ride I heard a distant rumble of thunder. On we rode, fly and fancy free! Until the storm hit…and down the rain came. Oscar and I were soaking, with rain dripping from our noses! Thankfully it passed as quickly as it came and the sunshine was back. How the Red Zone Super remained on us I’ll never know and it was only towards the home straight Oscar had started to nod with annoyance at flies around his face.
I love that we can both enjoy this product and is most definitely something I would buy again – buy direct from Red Horse Products: £13.50 per 500ml bottle.