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post #11 of 17 Old 04-15-2008, 11:12 AM
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I heard that diaper rash cream works great (however, I've never actually tired it) But I'm guessing it would be rather sticky and gross. But really I can;t see why it wouldn't work, that it's the purpose except on baby bums ;)
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-16-2008, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Equina - unfortunately I can't see myself getting into that routine.. mostly because I can't see myself laundering my blankets regularily... where do you take yours? How much do you spend per go?
I drop them off at the tack shop and somebody picks them up, cleans them, and brings them back clean, dry, and good smellin! 8 bucks. It's not too bad...maybe 10 times a year. I'll spend $80/year to have my horse not grow a HUGE coat to have to shed out and to always be dry when I go to see/ride him! We get a lot of rain.
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-16-2008, 06:48 AM
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I dont think theres a 'cheap' way out of it.

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post #14 of 17 Old 04-22-2008, 11:31 PM
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When a bib ( I think thats the same as your shoulder guards) doesn;t work, you can rub vaseline into the bits getting rubbed. it allows the rug to slide over the spot without actually rubbing it.
It works best when the lining of your rug is satin type material, or you can just sew a little patch of satin on the spot, it makes it slide over the vaseline.
Worked for me!
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post #15 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 02:58 AM
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I've had one mare who's chest has rubbed like your photo's, but just the one of all the that had blankets, and it's because her chest section was a bit too large and it sank down on her shoulder's instead of sitting above them.

Have you tried a size smaller to see if sits on her chest better?

If you have and that didn't work, the only thing I could suggest is a shoulder guard, or limiting the amount of time that the blanket it on (like taking it off during day hours)?

It is a pain the butt though!

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post #16 of 17 Old 04-25-2008, 01:40 AM
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ive only ever had problems with rubbing when the rug doesnt fit properly. my guys are rugged all the time in some form and i dont have any rubs spots.

i hate to ask this because i know you know your stuff but is it all fitting properly around the front?

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post #17 of 17 Old 04-25-2008, 01:45 AM
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Lexi usually doesn't get rubs either. ;)

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