Originally Posted by BrindalBelle
My mare has the same problem. She kept rubbing her tail, and after being told she had worms and a whole host of fungal problems and treating for all of them despite this being the only symptom, it didn't go away. I finally read online that a scaly tailbone is basically the same as dry skin for people, or dandruff, and it's basically just too dry. I added some oil to her feed and after only a week or so, her tail bone looked significantly better! I can't give her oil every day because she's fed as part of a group and giving her an individual "supplement" is expensive at my barn, so I sometimes rub the oil into her tail bone. It makes the hair oily, but it keeps the scaliness away and I haven't seen any short hairs from rubbing for a few weeks now! Fingers crossed it stays that way haha, hope this helps!
What kind of oil do you rub on her, or feed her?
O So is rubbing his tail out and his mane! I think it is do to the climate change he is going through. I will probably be able to tell more now that it is going into winter.
I bought him from a place between Florence and Eugene Oregon, and moved him to my house in Sacramento CA. So obviously it was a drastic climate change. When I first got him and after he rubbed the middle of his mane completely down to the skin, I have been giving him his baths with baby shampoo and then after rinsing really well, I would put Keri Oil (mixed with water) on him! He is still rubbing. He has only had 3 baths since I have had him, about once a month. I have stopped giving baths since winter is here now!
It is really upsetting to me that he is rubbing so much. I love long mane and tails. Right now his tail is barely rubbing the ground, but the top part is getting more and more rubbed off! I surely don't want him to rub it down to nothing!
Oh, and I worm him regularly so I don't think it is worms!