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    03-09-2012, 01:09 PM
  #1
Foal
Red face Poor girl :( any ideas?

So Tease came home last weekend :) I mus say she has to be one of the sweetest horses I have owned. Im already in love and can't imagine not being with her

Any who when she arrived she was pretty sweaty from the trip, and dirty from being at her previous home and she STANK!!!! I know people say horses stink but boy oh boy I have never noticed it this bad before. We have the smell under control, her tail only took me 2 hours to brush out and her mane finaly lays to one side and is nice and tangle free.

For the most part her body is easy to brush, finaly have her legs clean. She needs some feet work done but my farrier and I are going to work on that. As for the part I need help with... right where the girth goes and between her front legs she has what I can only assume to be matted poop and pee in her hair. As best I can describe it, its like some kind of armor XD solid and it WILL NOT come off. Iv tried to pull it a bit to see if it has any give and nothing, wont wash off with a wet towel, can't brush it off and theres no way I can cut it with scissors because its way to close to the skin. She also has it on her back legs just below her bum, like she's been laying in it. Any sudgestions as to how I can get it off?? It seems like it would be SO uncomfortable for her and I feel bad for her. I can't bath for at least another month if not more probably (gotta love canada). I was thinking of just clipping the spots that are matted?? But would hate to do it as she would look like she has mange XD any help is appreciated.
     
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    03-09-2012, 01:13 PM
  #2
Yearling
Hmm, I wish I had more input for you but it sounds like clipping is the best option. She will only be patchy for a month or so, then she'll start to shed out and you won't be able to tell. I would think it's a bit uncomfortable for her to have the mats pulling all of the time.
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    03-09-2012, 01:23 PM
  #3
Yearling
Can you take pictures? It may be a fungal infection, especially since you mentioned a smell.
     
    03-09-2012, 01:33 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Coyboy magic green spot remover. If it is dried mud/manure/urine it will get it right off. It is a spot spray so only need a wet towel to wash it off. My mare gets that stuff crusted on her butt and legs from her blanket straps and water will not get it off but the spot remover is awesome.
     
    03-09-2012, 01:51 PM
  #5
Yearling
I was going to say clipping too. If you don't use a real close setting, you should be able to blend it in pretty well. But I wouldn't worry to much about if it looks goofy, sounds like it's in an area that isn't to evident.

My other suggestion would be duct tape. Just like giving her a wax job:) JK
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    03-09-2012, 01:52 PM
  #6
Foal
The smell is gone now, after I brushed her a few times and used my detangler spray a bit it seems to be gone. I can now hug her without holding my breath XD I think having her on a healthy diet is helping with the smell to. They only gave her hay before and I think she was eating the straw they were using O.o They also used straw for bedding and it didnt look like they were cleaned to often so im sure that didnt help.

I don't beleive it is fungal, the hair and skin seem ok under the dirt in the few patches I have picked off. Just looks uncomfortable. Will try to get pictures tonight of it though to be safe.

I will try the green spot remover. Think I have some in my bedroom lol don't ask XD I will clip her if I can't get it off, I definetly don't want her to be uncomfortable. Poor girly. Thanks for all the input so far!!!
     
    03-09-2012, 01:56 PM
  #7
Foal
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My other suggestion would be duct tape. Just like giving her a wax job:) JK
Haha!! That WOULD look funny
     
    03-09-2012, 03:31 PM
  #8
Foal
Rub some oil into it then gently tease it out.
     
    03-09-2012, 03:33 PM
  #9
Foal
We just went through the same thing with my daughters new horse.it just took time and alot of brushing and he still has some around his girth are.i did cut some off that was very close to his skin I just went really slow and cut a little at a time.I tried detanglers and washing the area but none of that worked so I do know what you are going through!
     
    03-09-2012, 07:05 PM
  #10
Foal
Katysummer I was wondering if that would work today at work!! Was afraid it would make a bigger mess but may have to give it a go.

Tlvmiller thanks XD was hoping some one would know what I'm dealing with haha. Il keep working at it and see if I can't get it all out. Tomorrow il be out there trying to get rid of most of it so keep me in your thoughts haha

Thanks every one il let ya know how it goes!!
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