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post #1 of 13 Old 06-19-2008, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 06-19-2008, 09:36 PM
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Is your bridle leather stiff or hard or something to make it rub?

Other than that I don't know. . . .

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-19-2008, 11:52 PM
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hmmmm so it fits ok? I dont understand why its making him bald then?

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 12:31 AM
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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?

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 12:21 PM
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Is it maybe because the shorter hairs that have been trimmed are breaking off? I'm not sure if the bridle fits well.

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 01:02 PM
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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?
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 01:51 PM
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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 ...

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 03:00 PM
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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?
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 03:13 PM
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I just thought of something ... has he been dewormed lately? Cuz sometimes horses rub their tails when they need to be dewormed.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-20-2008, 04:00 PM
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Maybe he is rubbing it? Also, I'd like to see a picture.

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