Wondering if you lot can help me with a dilemma.
Recently I came across a large number of horses with rain scald. I spoke to the owner, and they can not afford conventional treatments, so we are looking at other treatments that might help. The problem is, I have only ever had one horse with rain scald, and it was reasonably cheap and quick to fix. I think all up it cost me about $16 and it was almost gone within a week.
Because we are talking nearly 30 horses here, $16 each, although it doesn't sound like much, when you add it all up, it is out of her price range.
So, do you know of any natural, cost effective treatments? I may have the opportunity to treat these horses myself, but if I can't, then I need to be able to pass on this information to the owner so that she can treat them. I think I've also managed to convince her to cut down on her numbers, as it is slightly out of control and is costing her a fortune in upkeep.
Anyway, hope to hear from you all soon
PS. I hope it doesn't happen here, but please do not judge this person, start any personal attacks or anything. She is trying to do the right thing and is looking after these horses to the best of her ability. She's also not afraid to ask for help.
My Number 1 Rule When Owning A Horse:
"HANG OUT WITH THEM AND BE THEIR BUDDY, THEN THEY'RE YOURS FOR LIFE"