Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
I had an ottb that had "the scuzz" as we called it, but he had it on his hind legs, belly and a patch on his neck when I got him. I don't know exactly what it was, but it sounds like what you described. We tried a home remedy from the saddle seat rider in the barn and it worked wonders. It was a combination of Listerene mouth wash, baby oil and leave in conditioner (we used infusium). You combine it all in a spray bottle (3/5ths listerene, 1/5 baby oil, 1/5th leave in conditioner) Shake it all up and spray on. You can curry or rub it in, then just leave it. We put it on at least once a day and it made a big difference. He was soft and scuzz free (and smelled great haha). The listerene kills the yuck and the other ingredients help soften the skin and help it start to heal before anything else can get in there.
Best of luck!
P.s. If you put only a little baby oil in, it makes a great coat spray too! Silky soft and shiny! It can be hard to find something that doesn't irritate that sensitive tb skin without leaving gunk.
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