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post #1 of 7 Old 07-21-2009, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Rub marks- soooo annoying!

My horse has rubber his shoulders, neck and other places. We compete every weekend so I need ideas to hide them. We are putting Niger on them and that looks alright, but does anyone have anymore ideas to hide these up.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-21-2009, 01:24 PM
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Paint them white and call him a paint! :) :) hehe. sorry cant be of any more help.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-21-2009, 01:30 PM
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Haha i know how you feel my horse does it too. I usually just put mtg on the rub marks and they grow right back. Umm i would probably look online or at you local feed store to find a different cover up.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-21-2009, 08:06 PM
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Maybe he is losing hair due to stress.

I would certainly get a blood panel run on him to determine whether it could be stress or physically related; fungus, bacterial, etc.

What kind of sprays do you use on him? It could be a result of allergies; my mom's old arab will lose hair if you put anything oil based on him.

I would try something like Aloe Heal, or some other form of gentle skin moisturizer before going to something like MTG...no offense to those who will suggest it, I just don't think it is that gentle to alot of horse's skin; I mean they tell you to apply it with gloves, and a horse's skin can be alot more sensitive than ours...soooo...

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-21-2009, 08:10 PM
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they tell you to apply it with gloves on because its greasy and the smell stays there for days....not because its harsh on their skin, i apply mtg without gloves on.

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-22-2009, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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thanks to everyone who replied! i think i can use all of these ideas! its just soooo frustrating when he rubs in show seasin!!!
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-23-2009, 01:29 PM
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I would try really hard to look into the reason why he's rubbing. If he's rubbing himself a lot, something is probably irritating the skin. If he's itchy because he's shedding, I would try to give him a good grooming as much as possible.

Other then that, once you get the hair to grow back, you can get him a slinky. =]

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