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  • My horse got hair rubd of by saddel what can i put on to ride

 
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    03-19-2009, 12:34 AM
  #21
Weanling
I would not recommend putting Show Sheen on a horses back any time close to when you are about to ride it. Show Sheen is a wonderful product. Great detangler, makes the horse shiny for halter and performance classes, but if it gets on the back where the saddle is, it will rub off the hair. You can put the saddle on, put a towel over it, then spray the horse with Show Sheen. But if the horses hair is just easily pulled out, then the saddle coulda been to tight, etc. Everything that was already mention. Lol
     
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    03-19-2009, 02:33 AM
  #22
Foal
What wa the point of this post? If your just going to contradict everything anyone suggests theres no point.

Sounds like your saddles doesnt fit and your horse gets sweat scald to me.
     
    03-19-2009, 11:14 AM
  #23
Zab
Yearling
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Originally Posted by southerncowgirl93    
I would not recommend putting Show Sheen on a horses back any time close to when you are about to ride it. Show Sheen is a wonderful product. Great detangler, makes the horse shiny for halter and performance classes, but if it gets on the back where the saddle is, it will rub off the hair. You can put the saddle on, put a towel over it, then spray the horse with Show Sheen. But if the horses hair is just easily pulled out, then the saddle coulda been to tight, etc. Everything that was already mention. Lol
I was afraid of something like that.. I'll stop with the showsheen then.
     
    03-19-2009, 11:17 AM
  #24
Zab
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ShowJumpLife    
what wa the point of this post? If your just going to contradict everything anyone suggests theres no point.

Sounds like your saddles doesnt fit and your horse gets sweat scald to me.
Because the only thing people say is that the saddle doesn't fit, which I know is not the problem in this case.
I already know what caused the problem (sensetive coat and a dirty pad), I asked for advices or ideas to solve it.
I have gotten some helpful advices about checking him with the vet for his sensetive coat, but I've already done that and see no point in doing it again. Otherwise that could have been a solution.

Isn't sweat scald a skin problem? His skin is completely normal, not all the fur is rubbed off it's just very, very short at the moment since it has been broken off by the friction.
     
    03-19-2009, 11:23 AM
  #25
Zab
Yearling
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
You know, you might have someone video you riding, from the front and back, and from the side. You might be putting more weight in one seat bone, or dropping a shoulder, which could cause the saddle to shift and create the rub. I used to drop my right shoulder and didn't even know it! I thought my horse was just a booger and liked to drift. Once I saw the video and started working on it, she quit drifting! Lol
I do have that problem (we're working on it) tho it hasn't caused any problem with rubbing before. Even if it is that, I can't do much more than working on getting better. And Crow has gotten used to it, so he doesn't drift off when I do it *sigh* so I don't have anything to remind me about it when I ride when my instructor isn't here.
     
    03-19-2009, 07:26 PM
  #26
Foal
My horse gets sweat scald very easily, simply not washing him after every ride or leaving his halter on for more then a few hours and I get sweat scald. The skin never looks broken just the hair looks kinda odd and eventually falls out, I keep on top of it by only having leather tack including halters, anything that has contact with his skin is cleaned daily with a anti fungal wash and saddle pads are washed daily.
     
    03-20-2009, 03:45 PM
  #27
Zab
Yearling
I googled some and I can say to 99% that it's not sweat scald or rain scald. It's simply a rub caused by friction, it's no bacteria or anything in that way.

Thanks for the tips tho, I'll remember them if he gets it.
     
    03-20-2009, 03:53 PM
  #28
Foal
I'm not sure if some one suggested this to you already because I didn't check every reply, but this happened with my horse (he's a thoroughbred with a thin coat and skin). Our solution was to use a thick cotton saddle pad and a gel pad. It was the width of the saddle pad but didn't come down the sides. It provided extra protection and he never got saddle rubs again. I don't remember where I got it because it was literally like 9 years ago, but it works great!
     
    03-20-2009, 03:55 PM
  #29
Foal
Oh, and to add, I put the saddle pad against his skin, and the gel pad sat on top of the saddle pad, underneath the saddle.
     
    03-20-2009, 07:29 PM
  #30
Zab
Yearling
Thanks for the tip :)

The sheepskin seems to work, but of course it's too early to say :P
     

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