What’s Your Fly Control Style?

Barrel racers come in all kinds of kinds—and so do their needs for fly control.
Jordon Briggs saddling her horse while another fights flies

As any barrel racer knows, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to fly control.

Every horse is different, and every rider has their own set of needs and preferences. That’s why Ultrashield® offers four different types of fly spray, each designed to meet the unique needs of barrel racers. Whether you’re looking for weatherproof protection that lasts for days, eco-safe ingredients, proven active ingredients for hot and dry climates, or a sweat-resistant formula for heavy workouts, Ultrashield® has you covered. So no matter what your fly control needs may be, you can trust Ultrashield® to provide the protection your horse deserves.

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Type 1: The Rain or Shine Trainer

Meet the die-hard trainer. They’re a horse owner who loves to ride, no matter the weather. Whether it’s a scorching hot day or a rainy one, you’ll find them grinding it out in the arena with 10 head saddled. That’s why they need UltraShield® EX – it’s weatherproof for up to 17 days, so they doesn’t have to worry about reapplying it every time the weather changes. Plus, it kills and repels more than 70 species of pesky bugs, so they can focus on staying aboard those futurity colts, instead of ending up in the dirt because of pesky flies and mosquitos.

Type 2: The Eco-Friendly Rodeo Girl

She doesn’t eat processed food and her horse eats even cleaner. She has every kind of homeopathic treatment in her tool kit to keep her No. 1 sound, happy and running in any climate, all year long. She meal preps, because gas station food is just a no. She wants to protect his horse from flies and mosquitoes, but she also wants to make sure that the products she uses are eco-safe. That’s why she chooses UltraShield® Green – it provides serious protection against insects, but it’s made with eco-safe ingredients. It’s a no-guilt solution that’s protects her horses on the road or in the field.

Type 3: The Desert Colt Starter

You know that one cowboy that you’ll always send your colts to? He lives in the desert somewhere—you’re still not entirely sure where he came from. He knows that flies and mosquitoes are a problem year-round, but they’re especially bad during the hot summer months. That’s why he chooses UltraShield® Red – it’s made with five proven active ingredients, so he can be sure that his horse is getting the protection he needs while he’s making them work. Plus, it’s ideal for hot, dry conditions, so he can focus on getting the most out of every ride without bugs getting in the way.

Riding on Different Types of Ground in Barrel Racing

Type 4: The “Sweat it Out,” Jackpotter

Meet your favorite Southeastern jackpotter. She and her horse train hard every day, and they work up a sweat in the process. She thinks that a temperature of 103 and 80% humidity sounds like the perfect day to ride. That’s why she chooses UltraShield® Sport – it’s sweat-resistant, so it stays on even during heavy workouts. Plus, it’s ideal for humid conditions, so she knows she’s got no excuses—her horse is protected during the muggiest of spring rodeos.

Learn more about all types of Ultrashield fly control products and how rotating fly spray can be a game-changer in your program.