Gotta love the Texas Summer heat ;) its been 100 degrees just about every day this month and poor Sour, who is 11 months pregnant and due at any moment, is suffering big time.
A week ago or so I noticed that the hair on her face around her eyes, nose, and jaw were was getting really thin and looked like it was being rubbed off, but didnt think a lot of it. She's always has extremely sensative skin that reacts to any amount of rubbing (even wearing her leather bridle three or four times a week) so I ignored it. Its starting to get really bad now though, and I can see her skin through the hair on most of her face and around her chest/neck. She tends to sweat really easily so I guess all of the dried sweat is just making her really itchy. She's constantly trying to rub her face and neck on things like the fence (making her a good cannidate for splinters and cuts) and making herself look terribly ugly o.o
So today I used some baby shampoo (suave, I think) and sponged her face off really well to get rid of the dust and sweat that has built up and I think it helped a little, but is there anything else that I can do? I also braided her hair to let her neck ventilate (I'm sure its VERY hot under all of that mane) but I can't really think of anything else.
Also, while I'm here- what do you do for dry skin/dandruff around the hairline of her mane? I scrubbed it really good with soap and made sure to rinse it well, and like I said, I braided it- but is there anything that I can use to get rid of it or atleast cut it down a little?