Rub marks- soooo annoying!

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Rub marks- soooo annoying!

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    07-21-2009, 03:48 AM
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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    07-21-2009, 12:24 PM
Paint them white and call him a paint! :) :) hehe. Sorry can't be of any more help.
    07-21-2009, 12:30 PM
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.
    07-21-2009, 07:06 PM
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 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...
    07-21-2009, 07:10 PM
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.
    07-22-2009, 01:54 AM
Thanks to everyone who replied! I think I can use all of these ideas! Its just soooo frustrating when he rubs in show seasin!!!
    07-23-2009, 12:29 PM
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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