PS. I am in Arizona and have never heard of sweat scald (and believe me, we all sweat a bunch here!) What exactly is that? Is it kind of like a fungus like rain scald? Or is it purely from sweating? As a human, I will sometimes get what a call a heat rash, but I haven't had that happen to any of my horses that I am aware of.
I never take any extra care of my horse's back after a ride even if they sweat a lot (and we also do some 5 hour rides). Mostly I just brush them and turn them back to their pen. Maybe if it super hot I will hose them down, but that's about it. Just curious what sweat scald is?
Oh, I just re-read your post and saw that you said the hair rubbed off. Hmm. I have never actually had that happen before. I have had swellings and maybe a little friction where the hair is rubbed shorter than the rest, but I have never had the hair actually come off completely. So is it more like a rash? Pics would probably help, but I don't want you to take them on my account. But if you are going out there anyway, it might get some responses from other people too.
Last edited by trailhorserider; 07-11-2013 at 11:31 AM.