I'm hoping someone here has some advice for me.
I got my horse Enzo a little over a year ago, he is a 9 year old thourghbred. I have never had a problem with girth sores and him but now all of a sudden no matter what I do he seems to get them and this last one was really aweful.
When I got Enzo I knew that Thourghbreds have thinnner sensitive skin so I bought a girth with a cover, he never had a problem with this and I always make sure to wash it with hypo allergenic soap and rinse it twice.
Because of school I hadn't rode Enzo in about 6 months and started riding him agian about a month or so ago and this is when the girth sores started. I do the same thing I use to do before when I tack him up, make sure the area is clean, use the clean girth cover, I stretch his legs to insure no skin bunching. However he keeps getting them, first on the right side then the left and this last one was the worse located completely under in the middle, it was huge and fleshy.
What could be causing this??
I had two ideas but im not sure.
The first one is maybe the girth is too tight????
And the second, when I first got Enzo and didnt have this problem I only rode him in an arena or on flat surfaces, after the 6 months break we only trail ride and there is a lot of uphill which he likes to trot or gallop up, maybe that is causing it??
Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!