First find the tick then reach down its body with your index finger and thumb, then wiggle those two digits right down to the skin, then once you feel you have a good hold give a good yank and out will come head and all.
To Kill a tick you simply hit it with a hammer or a rock. Make sure you check your horses after you have gone into the deep woods or have rode in a tall grassy field! If you bring dogs with you on your ride, check them and then yourself. If you find one on yourself, Just pull it out and watch the effected area. If a red circle starts to form or if you start having flu like symptoms go to the ER as soon as you can and get checked for Lyme Disease! We have it here in Vermont so be careful!!! Ticks start coming around in the middle of May and last right into the fall months. Here are the ticks below!