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    10-17-2010, 06:36 PM
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I was grooming my horse after riding today. I found a few spots where hair was missing. The spots where on the horse's shoulder. I softly bushing them and looked at them closer. They won't raw just missing hair. Should I bathe the horse more? I groom them when I feed, before and after riding. So I don't groom to much do I?
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    10-17-2010, 06:50 PM
If the horse is out with other horses they could be nip marks. Whatever they are, I wouldnt really worry about it unless they don't heal, get worse, or multiple.
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    10-17-2010, 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by GreyRay    
If the horse is out with other horses they could be nip marks. Whatever they are, I wouldnt really worry about it unless they don't heal, get worse, or multiple.
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There are two other horses out there. Each one in about half in inch, but I saw about three.
    10-17-2010, 07:30 PM
Could they be rub marks from a breast plate?
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    10-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Are they rug rubs? Or fence rubs
    10-17-2010, 07:49 PM
On his shoulder like where your saddle would sit????
    10-17-2010, 08:57 PM
They could be fence rubs. No in there are on the lower shoulder no where near the saddle. It's weird, I don't think he fought with the other horse but he could have. There's a mare out there that hates him. I don't know why but they fight to much.. But it's not raw, just hair missing.
    10-17-2010, 09:02 PM
Can you possibly post a picture of it?
    10-17-2010, 09:32 PM
I didn't take a photo of it but it look perfectly like this.
The spot is more pink then gray.

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