Flies can be a
real problem for people who have horses. Stable flies, horseflies, deerflies,
horn flies and face flies are all blood-sucking flies that can cause a lot of
damage to a horse's health and well-being. Stable flies are the most common.
They don't look much different than ordinary house flies but instead of feeding
on trash the feed on a horse's lower legs, flanks, belly, under the jaw, and
the junction of the neck and chest. Now is a great time to begin preventative
measures to protect your horse before warmer weather and the possibility of
a fly infestation.