The best fly gels for horses allow you to reach all the places that are tricky to target with a fly spray, such as around your horse’s head, to ensure he is still protected from flies and insect bites. Fly gels and creams are particularly handy if your horse doesn’t take kindly to a spray and can be applied by hand, with a cloth or sponge. When you combine a fly gel with a fly rug and fly mask, you can offer your horse a really high level of protection.
Best fly gels for horses
NAF Off DEET Power Performance gel
Sizes: 750ml | RRP: £17.85 |
This concentrated DEET-containing gel from NAF repels flies, horseflies and other insects.
Barrier Super Plus fly repellent
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £18.58 |
Trusted by many horse owners, this fly repellent gel from Barrier deters all flying insects and calms the effects of midge bites. The pleasant-smelling formula contains a blend of concentrated herbal oils, volatile essential oils and pure avocado oil, which is a skin and coat conditioner.
Leovet Power Phaser Durativ
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £17.09 |
This gel protects against mosquitoes, horseflies, flies and ticks. It has been tested by the Swiss Institute for Tropical Medicine who have guaranteed it to be effective for seven hours, even if the hair becomes wet or sweaty. It comes with a sponge for easy application.
Nettex Summer fly cream
Sizes: 600ml | RRP: £13.99 |
This DEET-based cream from Nettex is readily absorbed, non-greasy and does not dry the skin. It seals the hair and forms a barrier, while also moisturising and conditioning the area.
Equine America Fly-Repel gel
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £17.99 |
Described as highly effective against a wide range of insects, this natural gel contains eucalyptus oils and citrepel.
Audevard Flymax Derm
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £31.36 |
This formula combines five concentrated essential oils as well as aloe vera extracts. The balm format and precision nozzle allow for clean and precise application.
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Veredus Bio Repel gel
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £25 |
This non-toxic and hypo-allergenic natural gel is made of citronella, geranium and cinnamon.
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Global Herbs Itch & Bite Cream
Active ingredients: Cedar tree, blue pine and calendula officinalis | Sizes: 200g | RRP: £19.20 |
This combination cream is for all itching horses whether they have been bitten or not. It can be used on specific itchy spots or for use over large areas, water can be added to make it easier to spread evenly in a thin layer.
Shires Ezi-Groom Citronella Gel
Active ingredients: Citronella | Sizes: 500g | RRP: £12.99 |
This long-lasting fly repellent gel protects your horse from flying insects, while also adding condition to the coat.
Hawkins Organic Buck Off anti-fly gel
Sizes: 250ml | RRP: £12.95 |
Containing natural ingredients, herbs and organic essential lemongrass oil, this Hawkins Organic gel is kind to the skin and suitable for horses who are unable to tolerate chemical based repellents or those containing DEET.
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