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post #1 of 6 Old 03-28-2012, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question My mare has two wierd hair spots on her back.

I have had my mare for two and a half years now, but ever since this winter there have been two wierd patches of hair on her. They are right where the saddle pad ends on her back (western) and off to the sides. The skin underneath is healthy, the hair isn't matted or overly dirty, but the hair is shorter and lighter than the rest of her coat. I've tried grooming it out, washing her, but cant get rid of it. If anybody knows what is causing this I would be happy to know.

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Yes she is a healthy horse and I don't think its a fungus. She was wormed recently. She is up to date on all vaccinations. She was not bred,(sometimes horses get wierd when they are), she has not ever had a change of diet while we've had her. She has been in the same stall for a long time. She has not had contact with any horses lately. She has never had anything like this before.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-28-2012, 07:13 PM
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I would say that your saddle blanket is rubbing her hairs off. That's what it sure sounds like to me.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-28-2012, 07:25 PM
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I also thought rubbing.

What kind of pad is it? Is it too long for her back, maybe?

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I had this problem with Casey when I first got her, and actually it was because the pad was to thick with her western pad and then too thin with her english pad.

I have noticed that western pads can be obsenely thick and that actually isn't very comfortable for the horse.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-29-2012, 12:20 AM
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I'd bet money on rubbing.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-29-2012, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks. I'll just start using my other pad then.
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