Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Mexico, the Land of Entrapment
Hi ScharmLily. I'm new but now you're newer than I am!
I'm at a disadvantage because it's not my horse, however, I've done some reading and considered the suggestions here and I'm going to first see if regular brushing will help. That would be the ideal solution. She's been rarely groomed.
My other options are corn oil and tea tree oil. At first I thought I'd try the corn oil right off, but it's not in the animal's normal, regular diet and if more frequent brushing could help, that would be better than adding the oil to her diet. Plus, this one isn't in a pasture, so she doesn't get as much exercise as my other friend's horses. The tea tree oil applied externally is an option too which could control the dandruff, but then if we could resolve the real cause instead of just treating the symptom - I would be happiest for that.
Very cool that you commented. You give me hope and inspire me to try more brushing. Thanks!
Liliana in New Mexico