The first time I tried to put fly spray on George he was quite alarmed. He wasn't too naughty, but he was visibly upset.
The next time he got fly sprayed was a time when all the horses came in for water. I took the fly spray and a lead rope and went and sprayed everyone. George cautiously came over and took a cookie, I put the lead rope over his neck and started spraying... he still looked kinda worried but it was as if he understood fly spray was a GOOD thing.
Fast forward to now... George definitely knows fly spray is a good thing, and the silly little guy will practically BEG for it! lol
Today the horses were all out in the pasture except for Cessa & George, they were still hanging around in the corral. I'm guessing they were the last ones to drink and just hadn't headed out yet. I closed the gate between George & Cessa so that I could hang a pail of 'senior stuff' for her to munch on without harassment.
George stood quietly on the other side of the gate waiting for his beloved to finish. Until I brought out the fly spray bottle that is.
As soon as he saw me spraying Cessa he started running back and forth at the gate, lying down and rolling in the dust, jumping back up and running to the gate. Aaaand repeat.
As soon as I went in his side of the pen he came over and stood stock still while I sprayed him (no halter, no lead rope over the neck, nothing!) His chocolaty eyes closed and ears at half-mast bliss. I swear I could see a small smile on his little mouth.
Dang I love that little guy! He's such a character!