So, my OTTB is doing great. Retired from racing in March, he is jumping cross rails, gaining weight, and being a good boy all around. I adore him! He has a buddy now, for the first time in his life. She is an old Chincoteague pony mare. The love eachother, the eat and nuzzle together when they are out in the paddock (about 8 hours per day) SHE is in charge...which I expected.
So, now that he is having so much fun with his buddy and out more than before, he has more little scrapes and abrasions. She bit him early one once or twice, just superficial, but now I think he just gets nicked when they run around or whatever. My husband is worried that this will make him look horrible when we enter him in a hunter pleasure class for the first time next month. I put corona ointment on anything I find whenever I can.
Question: is there a "paddock protector" kind of sheet that he can wear when outside that will help minimize the scrapes? Something that is really all weather, and more like an insect sheath?
Or, am I overreacting and should just know that these things go away fast and he is being a normal horse!