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post #11 of 18 Old 03-06-2012, 02:17 PM
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My dark bay horse got white rings underneath the cinch rings. I changed saddles and cinches and sprayed the area with Schreiner's after every ride and rubbed it in hard. The rings went away leaving only a few white hairs. Nobody believed it would happen.

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-06-2012, 02:45 PM
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Just fib and tell people your horse is "breeding stock" paint...with a couple of random spots.
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-06-2012, 03:47 PM
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my horse had them from his previous owners and they are gone
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-06-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post
They could possibly, and this is rare, go away IF they are not severe. I have a stallion here that had two on his back, just behind the withers, from a ill fitting harness and they did go away after the harness was no longer being used. These were something that showed up in a very short period of time and the harness was used a lot but not for a lengthy period of time. They went away by the next summer when we clipped him again.

This is not common for the skin to repair itself, but it is possible. They are no big deal if they do not go away.
I also agree with this. Some of them will fade over time if the ill-fitting tack isn't used anymore. It doesn't happen all the time, but it does happen occasionally. The thing is, there really isn't anything you can do about it beyond just making sure that the tack you use fits. They'll either fade away on their own or they won't.

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post #15 of 18 Old 03-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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Hmmm I have been wondering this too. I got a new saddle for Hunter last June and the pad I was using wasn't thick enough. White areas showed up on his sides and back in August/September. I have since started using an awesome theraputic pad and he is hairy as a yak right now so will be interesting to see if they go away or not. At least you can't see them when he is tacked up.
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post #16 of 18 Old 03-09-2012, 11:14 PM
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My horse has had them for over 8 years. Since the day I met him.

His old owners said they were from an ill fitting saddle.

I had an old friend tell me that they could be shaved down to the skin during fall when their winter coat was growing in, then with help of some vitamin E oil they should grow back it's normal color.

Personally, I would not do this to mine. We ride too much and shaved spots would make riding uncomfortable. However, it may be something to look into if they bother you that much.

How big are the spots? Pictures?

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post #17 of 18 Old 04-26-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, well, never mind everybody. They are nearly gone this shedding season! Yay!
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post #18 of 18 Old 04-27-2012, 10:30 AM
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Well that's good news. Hunters are going away as well.
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