Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle of nowhere, DE
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Easily Rubbed off hair
Okay I'm not even sure how I can describe this correctly & accuratly.
My TB ever since I had her seems to be easily "affected" but long time use of anything around her head. I.E. Fly Mask (i've tried all types of brands), bridle on long trail rides both nylon & leather, bits in the mouth for extend periods of time, and of course halters. Thankfully my BO doesn't leave the halters on them while out in the pasture so it took me a while to figure out that her hair is easily "rubbed" off.
Example: Today we took a 2 - 2 1/2 hr trail ride today (yep they got sweaty) and after I took off her Nylon Bridle it seemed to "rub" around the back of her ears. She is by no means sensitive to these parts when I touch them but it's kinda annoying & I wonder if this might be a bothersome thing later. FYI: She also gives me no problems on trail as to if anything is bugging her. I use to notice that some of the bits would rub the corners of her mouth (when I was trying to find the "perfect" bit) however this new & recent one doesn't seem to rub her "thankfully".
Any suggestions? Thoughts?
Is it just b/c her "summer" hair plus sweat is so thin that's why & will maybe change in the winter???
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