Originally Posted by blossom856
I've had my horse for a couple years and both years she get a giant bald spot on her back when shedding. I guess it's just normal for her to do that. Does anyone else have a horse that does that? Anyone know what causes that to happen?
I'm not sure if it's ok to ride her until it grows back. I walked her around bareback for a few minutes tonight. But I'm worried riding her in a lesson with a saddle could give her sores.
My mare gets some bald spots on her neck. Not bad, but they are there. And I just leave them alone. If they don't seem to bother the horse, then there is really no problem. My mares hair just grows in when she's done shedding. And it doesnt take all that long.
Does it seem to bother your horse at all?
It may also be from other horses nibbling on him/her. That always happends with my mare also, around her withers. Not very bad. But just when horses groom eachother.