Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by RawhideRuth Awesome Product
We live in a flood plain, close to a river. IOW we are bug central. We apply this every evening as needed to the spots "biters" go for. The chest, armpits, belly line to and including udders/sheaths. When we apply correctly our horses get no bites. It is goopy so we use a latex glove even though it is all natural. This also means if I want to use a breast collar I need to wipe down the contact area on the chest or be ok with it getting on my tack. The bugs adhere to it so sometimes it looks like they are getting bit up when they aren't. We do use it on ears carefully as too much will drip down into the ear. Our horses come running to get this stuff put on, in addition to preventing bites it is soothing. Sometimes we use it to sooth skin irritations as well. Bottom line, it works so well I am willing to fork out the money for it. If it isn't working for you, adjust how you are applying. You may need to put it on more heavily. Sometimes we only need to apply every other day.
June 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4Hoofbeats Works great in high grasses
Where I board the pastures are not mowed/rotated as often as I like. Recently, another boarder was complaining about the huge welts their horses received from the bugs in the tall grasses. I suggested Belly Balm as in the past my mare was in a retirement farm and they used is all the time as the horses were out in the elements and run in shed. It is oily but then bathing removes it easily. It is a little expensive but goes a long way and worth it.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsC1 Great stuff!
Just tried this for the first time last year. My poor pinto gelding gets eaten alive on his belly button and private parts. I have tried many different goops and roll ons and this is the best!
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nonommy It works!!!
It actually works! My poor gelding was getting eaten alive. His belly, his sheath, the inside of his hind legs, and every and whorl on his body were covered in nasty little bites, no matter how much fly spray I used. I had some other bug gel that works well on my older gelding, but wasn't much help to my new guy.
The jar I have is a little pasty and chunky, but I'm guessing that's because I'm applying it in the AM when it's 45 degrees out. Once it warms up against the horses body, it does become more salve-like.
It doesn't rinse off easily off your horse or your hands, so be prepared with lots of soap and water!
May 23, 2014