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        05-14-2010, 12:23 AM
    Those bites are probably from gnats...in MN where I grew up, the gnats were always chewing up the horse's chests...fly spray only did so much, especially with our Arab, who really reacted to them.

    The saddle definitely needs to be raised, but I have to say, a horse that rides honestly even with poorly fit tack, is a horse worth his weight in gold.

    As far as his conformation, yes, he is a bit ewe necked, but over all, I think he is a decent looking horse, and he has a real kind eye, and appears to be a solid riding horse. Again, even with that poorly fit saddle, this is a horse worth his weight in gold, because he obviously is an honest horse, who is going to take care of his rider, no matter what.
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        05-14-2010, 02:23 AM
    Originally Posted by justsambam08    
    My TB got something similar last summer from biting flies. He's got sensitive skin and we're in Florida....lots of flies and mosquitos 8 months out of the year.

    Looks like the horse just got attacked by them, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Me to with my TB scared me to death at 1st but then it dawned on me it was hives...good ol' Florida
        05-14-2010, 05:02 AM
    You don't think those could be from bot flies? I know that my horses ended up with bots and looked a lot like that.
        05-14-2010, 05:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Looks like insect bites to me, I feel for him though, sounds as if the advertiser doesnt know what they are talking about. Want to take him home to give him love :(
        05-14-2010, 08:18 AM
    Originally Posted by armydogs    
    you don't think those could be from bot flies? I know that my horses ended up with bots and looked a lot like that.
    Bot flies were horrible here last summer. I'm guessing based on the condition of everything in those pictures that they're from last summer. Everything is too well groomed and green for it to be right now.
        05-14-2010, 08:20 AM
    Bot flies lay eggs on hair shafts in areas that will be licked by the horse and so ingested. My gelding acts like they are going to sting him because he's a wussie. Lol
        05-14-2010, 08:22 AM
    Green Broke
    I honestly think he's a little underweight. I have to think tho. Is that his conformation or age or breed. Hard to know without being right there.
        05-15-2010, 07:12 PM
    Guys, I noticed a few comments on the rider so I'm going to throw this out there....I think the rider is autistic or something, not meant to be mean. In any case, that is one good horse for putting up with that saddle, rider, etc....
        05-15-2010, 07:36 PM
    At any rate, the post has been deleted by the author.
        05-15-2010, 07:38 PM
    Yea...wonder why?

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