New custom come from Germany: zebra painted horses to reject insects and mosquitos

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Is the last trend from Germany, especially in the Hannoveraner region this last custom is not inspired by the fashion but really by the seasonal needs, spreaded up to create a real community on facebook. A lot of german owners paints their horses with zebra designs to repel the attack of insects and mosquitoes.This idea came from a recent study made by scientists equipe on zebras, noting that the color inhibits the insects attacks, especially when the stripes are thin.
On facebook the page is, where the practitioners of this use exchange advices about this new custom.

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