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    07-28-2011, 05:10 PM
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Cut under elbow

I took Artie to the trailer to tack him up and noticed a cut under his elbow, forward of where the girth should go. After our ride, I bathed him down and noticed it looked fresh and pink....I hope the girth hasn't been rubbing it, it's only on the one side and looks too far forward to be from the girth. About the size of a dime. Ideas?
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    07-29-2011, 10:50 AM
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Maybe he nipped at himself or just rubbed on something.
     
    07-29-2011, 10:54 AM
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Are you certain the girth isn't rubbing it? When he walks it may come back against the girth and rub which would have caused it to go raw after your ride. I say tack him up and lunge him just to see how the movement effects it.
     
    07-29-2011, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
Are you certain the girth isn't rubbing it? When he walks it may come back against the girth and rub which would have caused it to go raw after your ride. I say tack him up and lunge him just to see how the movement effects it.
I would agree with this comment
     
    07-29-2011, 01:08 PM
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No, I'm not certain the girth isn't rubbing it. I would lunge him, but he doesn't lunge. I'll walk and trot him around when I tack him up to see from the ground if it's rubbing.

Like I said, I wouldn't be worried about it if it wasn't really close to the girth.
     
    07-29-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
Are you certain the girth isn't rubbing it? When he walks it may come back against the girth and rub which would have caused it to go raw after your ride. I say tack him up and lunge him just to see how the movement effects it.
It looks like a girth rub to me too.

Maybe his skin pinched under the girth.
     
    07-29-2011, 01:28 PM
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^That's what I'm thinking. I was using a different girth than usual, it's THIS one. He puffs out his stomach when cinched up, maybe that's part of the problem?
     
    07-29-2011, 02:30 PM
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Synthetics are inclined to cause cinch sores because they get hot. I would let that heal before cinching him again. A thick coating of vaseline will keep the flies out of it. I am going to recommend you get a mohair string style cinch. The wool wicks moisture and the strings or cords allow a bit of air circulation. If you go with neoprene it will get worse, again because of too much heat and moisture.
     
    07-29-2011, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Synthetics are inclined to cause cinch sores because they get hot. I would let that heal before cinching him again. A thick coating of vaseline will keep the flies out of it. I am going to recommend you get a mohair string style cinch. The wool wicks moisture and the strings or cords allow a bit of air circulation. If you go with neoprene it will get worse, again because of too much heat and moisture.
I rode him bareback today so it had some time to heal. We have fair on monday, and I'm hoping it'll be better by then. I usually ride him in something like this with no problems:

Western Saddle Horse Full Wrap Neoprene Cinch 18 | eBay

I have a few Mohair string girths in the garage, I'll ride him in one of those until fair.

Thanks for your help.
     

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