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post #11 of 18 Old 03-09-2012, 07:10 PM
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We had the same problem with my daughter's new filly - the problem was that the filly came to us 80% wild and developed sores under the gunk.

In the end, because I couldn't get ner her with clippers and using sissors was too dangerous - did I mention mostly wild? - we used Veet human hair removal stuff. It was a pain in the rear and left a huge bald spot on her girth area as well as some chemical burns, but it worked. It took a week for the chemical burns to fade with treatment, but now she is fine - just has a bit bald spot.

If clippers are an option, I would use clippers - though by all means try oil and the other topical ointments above, if they work, it is better than bald spots in winter!

So, I guess all I can offer is a long distance horse like hug....
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post #12 of 18 Old 03-09-2012, 07:45 PM
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Just get a bucket of warm water and sponge the worst spots and towel dry. She will be fine as long as she isn't soaked. Just do it late morning so she has time to dry before dark. Cheap baby shampoo that will remove cradle cap should work good or excalibur sheath cleaner.
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-10-2012, 02:50 AM
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You know what if it makes a mess or takes a few times don't worry at least its kind to the skin, It worked for me, I soaked the area in oil massaged it in left it a little while and gentle teased it out. Please Please don't used hair removal cream you DO not want chemical burns!
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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You might try the automotive hand cleaner "goop", or wipe the area heavily with baby oil, let it set for awhile and see if you can get a comb though it.

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post #15 of 18 Old 03-10-2012, 12:48 PM
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About all you can do is to keep brushing / currying it and picking away. You don't want to wet it as the skin underneath will remain wet and that's not good.
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post #16 of 18 Old 03-10-2012, 12:49 PM
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Is there any way you can scissor part of it, not next to the skin but to reduce the thickness and tangles? I think I'd be attacking it with clippers, again not next to the skin but once it's not so thick it might start coming loose.
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-10-2012, 01:01 PM
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I agree that their might be something going on with the skin under the gunk. Especially since the skin hasn't been able to breath. If you just can't soak it off no matter what then I'm guessing there is a lot of oil in it which is another pointer to a skin problem. Clip it slowly and carefully. You'll get rid of the gunk. The skin will be able to breath. And you'll be able to treat the skin if needed. Good luck.

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post #18 of 18 Old 03-16-2012, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Well I got the stuff between her front legs off XD it was a combination of soaking, leaving her in the rain for a bit and scissors. There is still some on her back leg but I supposed to be warm enough to bath this weekend fingers crossed.

The skin underneath was ok thank god!! I washed the area again after I had gotten it off and am keeping an eye on it. Was alot of elbow grease and she was very patient so I'm sure she feels better now. Just one more spot!! I don't think they brushed her very often because when ever I brush her she stands bone still and her lips quiver the whole time and she gets really into it XD
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