My one mare has the worst dry skin. I was currying her today and she ended up being just covered in gray dusty dander :P
She has always had really bad flaking in her mane. I usually brush her mane out and the brush through it to try to bring out natural oils to try to combat the dryness, this never works.
Does anyone think using a leave in conditioner or lotion would make it worse?
I bathed her twice last summer and I used a rinse off conditioner, but I wonder if it would be better if I didn't bathe her at all. I'm afraid I'm striping any natural oils her skin has. I only have like 3 months out of the year that I can bathe her anyway bc I live in Wisconsin and I don't have a wash stall or heated water in the barn.
Otherwise her coat does have a good shine to it, it's healthy. None of my other horses are flaky.
Yucky, any suggestions?