I have an ongoing problem with my mare. She has some skin irritation around her girth area. There are two patches where her coat has been rubbed off (and grows back white) and the skin underneath appears to be a bit pink,irritated...eventutally becoming dry and flakey after a few days.I stopped riding her for two weeks to let it heal. I bought a sheepskin cover for her girth and rode her for less than an hour today. Afterwards I notices the patches looked raw again?
Could it be a fugal infection? Could I be overtightening her girth? Should I buy a new girth? The one I have is supposed to be excellent. Can anyone reccomend a good chafless girth?