Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hmmm. Do you have a picture of it? It could be rain rot. Has he been exposed to lots of wetness/rain lately? It's too early for flies so it couldn't be an allergy to bug bites. My guess is rain rot, but I would be able to tell better with a picture.
*If it is rain rot, don't worry ... it's not anything really serious. But it does need to be treated immediately as it can spread from horse to horse. You will need to apply an anti-fungal solution to the affected area, let it soak, and try to peel off the scabs, then rinse, and dry. Don't share your brushes with others and try to keep your horse as dry as possible -- rainsheets are great.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11