My horse has a bald spot from the bridle

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    06-19-2008, 02:14 PM
My horse has a bald spot from the bridle

One of my horses was a stallion for 6 years before an attempt to geld him && he is now still retaining a testicle so he's proud cut && the crest of his neck is very large, I do trim a 2 1/2 inch bridle path but no more because he is very thick maned but an inch of where my bridle lies is going bald, why is this and what can I do? My bridle fits properly so what is going on?
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    06-19-2008, 08:36 PM
Is your bridle leather stiff or hard or something to make it rub?

Other than that I don't know. . . .
    06-19-2008, 10:52 PM
Green Broke
Hmmmm so it fits ok? I don't understand why its making him bald then?
    06-19-2008, 11:31 PM
Could it be some type of fungal infection like ringworm? It seems weird that a well fitting bridle should rub off hair. What does it look like - can you post some pics?

Is it fully bald or are the hairs rubbed short?
    06-20-2008, 11:21 AM
Is it maybe because the shorter hairs that have been trimmed are breaking off? I'm not sure if the bridle fits well.
    06-20-2008, 12:02 PM
The only thing I could think of is that it doesn't fit quite as well as you realize and it is causing a rub. Can you post some pictures?
    06-20-2008, 12:51 PM
I agree, post some pictures.

If it was a fungal infection, why would it just show up in one part of the body?

I'm thinking the bridle doesn't fit ...
    06-20-2008, 02:00 PM
Could he be rubbing his head on a tree or something in his stall. Some horses rub out their tail if they have an itchy butt. Maybe he has gnats in his ears so he's rubbing his head in attempt to scratch them?
    06-20-2008, 02:13 PM
I just thought of something ... has he been dewormed lately? Because sometimes horses rub their tails when they need to be dewormed.
    06-20-2008, 03:00 PM
Maybe he is rubbing it? Also, I'd like to see a picture.

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