We showed this past weekend and cribber boy was sporting a nice "bald" stripe where his miracle collar sits. Its not raw or sore or anything, just bald. We won our entire division and it was a fantastic day. At the end of our last class, the judge called us over (gulp). She asked whether my boy cribs. I said yes
, and she laughed and said she noticed the stripe. Then she went on to tell me that he is coming along nicely as a hopeful hunter and complimented our performance that day.
Can a horse be marked down in the show ring for a blemish like that?
The blemish is only behind his ears, where the top of his mane ends and runs about 3 inches along the side. Mane wont cover it, its too far forward. His bridle covers a little of it, but not much.
That being said, I did try to rub some shoe polish on it in the morning but it didnt cover it too well. I may need to put multiple coats like you said. I just went on line and ordered a can of Shapley's show touch up in medium brown. We'll see how that works.
If anyone else has had this issue I'd appreciate your thoughts.