Bumps?! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 11-17-2011, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,313
• Horses: 1
Exclamation Bumps?!

So my mare has had these bumps on her back. Almost in the center and maybe 2-4 inches down her side(on both sides). I can touch them all I want and they don't hurt her, and it's not from my saddle, or my pad. They've been there for a year and a half. Is this something I should talk to a vet about?

I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart
Lexiie is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 11-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
Uh.. Yeah. Defiantly talk to your vet. Sounds a bit like rain rot, but for a year and a half.. I don't think it could last that long. Anyways, get the vet out as soon as possible.

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 11-17-2011, 11:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,648
• Horses: 6
bubba13 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 11-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,846
• Horses: 1
That description could be anything... definitely get pictures.. and I wouldn't have waited so long to seek advice about it!
Skyseternalangel is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 11-18-2011, 09:28 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 525
• Horses: 0
First welcome to the forum.
Rain rot can last a year but its not likely to be that or it would have progressed and gotten much worse.
Have your vet take a look. That is the easiest way to be sure.
If she isnt sore I dont think it is likely to be rain rot. It could be metabolic or just about anything.
If you do have some pictures of her back you can post them and we may be able to help you figure it out. It would likely be best if you call the vet for a look.
Annnie31 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 11-18-2011, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,313
• Horses: 1
Posted via Mobile Device
Lexiie is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 11-18-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,313
• Horses: 1
I had asked my instructor about it many times and she said that she's obviously fine and that I should just forget about it
Posted via Mobile Device
Lexiie is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 11-18-2011, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,303
• Horses: 2
My horse has a few bumps on his chest, but they're from this summer when he got bitten to hell and back by flies there. They scabbed over, then harded to bumps even with the ointment I put on them to help them heal. So now they're just bumps on his chest.
Drifting is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 11-18-2011, 06:31 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,203
• Horses: 6
I board my horse with Alexa and I check out the bumps today and there isn't anything that would show up in a picture, when you look under the hair it looks completely normal, The bigger bump feels almost like a pimple or cyst. It is not rain rot and it clearly doesn't bother her as I was poking and proding at it today and she couldn't care less. They are very strange but not quick call out the vet worthy, When the vet comes back out you should just ask her about it, or they have a facebook page where you can post question and Dr.Yank answers them.
Rachel1786 is offline  

allergic reactions , bumps , skin conditions

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Odd bumps on shoulder Knaagdier Horse Health 1 09-06-2011 07:31 AM
Weird bumps? KDW Horse Health 4 08-24-2011 08:49 AM
small bumps under my saddle coffeemama Horse Health 1 05-02-2010 11:08 AM
Help, Weird Bumps Rashashea Horse Health 3 04-25-2009 10:41 PM
Veiny? and bumps? SonnyWimps Horse Health 2 05-16-2008 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome