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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Odd bumps where saddle goes?

Hi I have a new horse that had lice I treated him and fully clipped him last week and now has no lice on him at all.. Whilst clipping him last week I noticed a small bump the size of a pea on his back was all red an sore and looked like something was stuck in his skin the next day what ever it was had fell out the next day leaving a indent in his skin quite deep but no blood ect just looked sore.. I've ridden him Sunday and Monday and today noticed that on the opposite side he has about 5/6 more bumps all in the saddle area.. He will not let me close enough to look properly as he cow kicks as soon as you touch them.. They are not saddle sores.. Could they be fly bites? They are obviously hurting him as he doesn't want me to touch them at all.. I do have the vet coming for his vaccinations next week so will ask her to have a look but it's worrying me.. He did not play up at all whilst being ridden over the weekend although he did used to have a good fidget when you put your foot in the stirrup but have done alot of ground work to teach him to stand so whether he's now standing and just taking it I'm unsure any suggestions welcome it's baffling me thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 11:16 AM
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although I have no insight to offer, other than double checking your saddle and pad, I would really not ride a horse with sores on its back where the saddle goes. good way to ruin a horse and get your self hurt. Poor horse.

get the vet out, asap.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 11:19 AM
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Pictures would Help A Lot But I agree Sounds like you need to not ride and get a vet to look at it...
good luck

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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No I haven't rode him today after noticing these new lumps come up.. I did try to get a picture but as soon as I tried I part the fur to see he was swishing his tail shaking his head ears back stomping his feet and this isn't his nature at all he didn't want me near it.. Could it be sweat glands? Surely they wouldn't be painful tho?
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 12:15 PM
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I don't what they are, but I would thoroughly disinfect your saddle pad, brushes, clipper blades and anything else that can into contact with horse as it could be contagious.
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