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post #1 of 3 Old 04-13-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Covering scars and getting the tail to lay flat?

I have a show Saturday and the horse I'm showing got in a fight about pecking order recently, so he got nipped at and some hair and skin got pulled. So now he has a big black scar right on his haunches, where no hair has grown yet. He is a bay arabian, with white socks, so it's pretty obvious its a scar. Is there any way to cover it up?

Also, someone nipped at his tail, right at the top, so there's not much hair, and its frazzled looking, sticking out in all directions. When I lay it down flat with my hand, it covers most of the skin, so it doesn't look as bad. But my question is, how do I get the hair to lay flat? Do I wet it the night before the show and wrap it while its a little damp to encourage it to lay flat? Its short hair, about three inches long, so its stubborn.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-13-2011, 12:32 AM
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My daughter's show mare always rubs her tail all over the butt bar on the trailer and looks frizzy when we unload. I solved it by misting it with the squirt bottle with water/conditioner. I cut out the toe of a mis-matched tube sock and slid it up the tail kind of inside out and then when I flipped it back right side out, it was right at the base of the tail with all the hairs laying down. I just leave it on until we arrive and the hairs dry flat.

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If where you horse got bit is where it is white my horses always have scars from it and I use wonder dust, it works SUPER well! But if it was where he was bay then I use brown shoe polish!

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