Watch stable owner Hope Hobday Glynn talk about strategies for fly and insect management and prevention on horse farms. This video is brought to you by SmartPak.

About This Video

Flies and insects are not only a nuisance to you and your horse, but they can also serve as a vector for equine diseases. In this video, Hope Hobday Glynn shares her strategies for fly and insect management to help other horse owners ensure their stables aren’t a place insects would like to call home. First, Glynn outlines how the manner in which manure, water, and garbage are handled around the barn can have a direct effect on an area’s attractiveness to insects; and how for additional prevention, use of products such as fly stoppers, traps, and tapes can also play a role in reducing insect populations. Glynn then explains how topical products such as fly sprays and roll-ons can help keep your horse comfortably fly-free while also being environmentally-friendly. Finally, Glynn provides a thorough overview of insect barriers such as fly sheets, masks, and boots, including things to consider when choosing these products to best address your horse’s fly prevention needs. This video was filmed at Wild Oak Stables in Santa Rosa, CA owned by Karen Trione.

Key Principles:

  • Prevention
  • Topicals
  • Barriers

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About The Expert

Hope Hobday Glynn
Hope Hobday Glynn
Owner/trainer of Sonoma Valley Stables

Hope Hobday Glynn is the owner/operator of Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, California and trainer at Wild Oaks Stables in Santa Rosa, California. She is also ranked as a top-10 USHJA International Hunter Derby rider. She has been an “R” judge for US Equestrian for the last 20 years. A lifelong horsewoman, her mother taught her how to ride as a child and exposed her to all aspects of horsemanship and horse care.

After she sustained a broken femur at 16 years old, Glynn immersed herself in areas of the equine industry outside of riding. She found another calling coaching and training green horses. Glynn says she is most proud of bringing up green or challenging horses in her training program and successfully helping them reach their full potential.

Glynn is a horse show mom and a competitive triathlete. She graduated from University of California Davis with a double major in political science and communications and marketing.

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