Hey everyone! I purchased my first horse about a month ago, he's a TWH gelding. He has been alone aside from 2 nubain goats that I have and my dogs (when they are outside), so I have been looking for another horse for him (and me, of course!:))
What I was looking for was a been there, done that kind of horse. I wanted something that anyone could ride so that I could get my boyfriend to ride with me, since my TWH doesn't like to ride alone. So, I found her! She is a 19 year old 14ish hh Arab/Appaloosa mix, just a great horse. She has been ridden in a bosal for the past 10 years and hasn't had a bit in her mouth once in that time--well today, the girl selling her popped a snaffle in her mouth and she rode in it like she's been doing it every day of her life. She is exactly what I'm looking for.
Now for the question! She seems to have, from what I have gathered through self-guided research here and elsewhere, a pretty good case of rain rot. It would make sense, since the only shelter she and the other horses had were trees, and it has been raining an awful lot here lately. I've been reading about what to do about it and came across a TON of remedies. The one I'm wondering about is MGT...exactly HOW do you apply the treatment? I know that it is an oil, so do you just rub it on and curry it in and leave it?
Any other proven treatments are welcomed!! Thanks!!