Horse Fly Management?
Thanks for all of the ideas and feedback for an arena rake. I ended up finding ABI Equine through your feedback and ordered a 6.5 foot TR3. I'll let you know how it works!
My next question - how are you guys managing horse and deer flies? They are worse than usual here this year. Poor Rogo is raw in places. He's ben staying inside in the heat, as do the horses at home.The only thing I could find recommended is Horse Pal . Has anyone used it, or do you have any tricks for managing horse flies? I find insect repellant does nothing, and my research bears this out.
On the dressage front, Rogo is picking up more energy / forwardness again, so that is wonderful. I'm finally figuring out how to keep him even in a nice contact in the canter. I had been going back and forth from inside to outside rein too much as I worked at developing the right feel. It was much easier with Savanah. I'm not sure why - maybe because he's taller and longer - but he's harder to 'keep together'. It feels wonderful when you get there though :)
Happy July 4th US friends!