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    08-24-2011, 09:39 PM
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Foal
Scars!

Hello everyone,
My mare has ALOT of scars due to getting in a fight with the fence and some scratches from fights with the other girls in the pen with her(she's very dominant). What would you guys recommend to get rid/help the scars and scratches? She's a halter horse so the judges are constantly looking at her legs(yes, I know scars don't matter, but I want her legs to look better). Please help!
     
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    08-24-2011, 10:03 PM
  #2
Weanling
Transmission fluid.... Believe it or not. Apparently it works wonders on even the biggest and ugliest of scars.
     
    08-24-2011, 10:05 PM
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Foal
Awesome, Thanks!
     
    08-24-2011, 10:10 PM
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Started
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Originally Posted by happygoose123    
Transmission fluid.... Believe it or not. Apparently it works wonders on even the biggest and ugliest of scars.
I'm not exactly sure what is in transmission fluid, but I certainly wouldn't put it on my horse. I can't imagine it would be safe if they were to ingest it.
     
    08-24-2011, 10:35 PM
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Started
I've heard of bacon grease and kerosene as well. That's what my grandma used on all her horses. Sometimes those old time remedies just work! However my husband is an avid smoker so I tend to avoid the kerosene lol.
     
    08-24-2011, 10:57 PM
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I forgot to add that I just read in another post that if you melt a tub of vasline and then mix in a bottle of tea tree oil and let it re-solidify that is a good remedy for scars, I'm actually going to try it myself and see how it works, I just need to get the tea tree oil, I couldn't find it at walmart today.
     
    08-24-2011, 11:01 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Poco1220    
However my husband is an avid smoker so I tend to avoid the kerosene lol.


I'm sorry, I laughed WAY too hard at this.


OP, my mare is covered in scars, too. Seems like every time I go see her she has ten more.

No suggestions, though. Her hair always seems to grow back.
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    08-25-2011, 03:12 AM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Sunny    


I'm sorry, I laughed WAY too hard at this.


OP, my mare is covered in scars, too. Seems like every time I go see her she has ten more.

No suggestions, though. Her hair always seems to grow back.
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Same as my gelding. I feel like I see a new scratch on him everytime I come to see him.

I put dream horse veterinary cream on all of them everytime I see him. He had a really deep bite mark on his neck and hair has grown over. It's a kit darker, but i'm hoping it will fade to his color
     
    08-25-2011, 03:29 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
I'm not exactly sure what is in transmission fluid, but I certainly wouldn't put it on my horse. I can't imagine it would be safe if they were to ingest it.
Its an old farmers remedy... I know many ppl who have done it for many many years. Yea its probable not too good if they ingest it, Your not suppose to feed it too them! Just put a little on the scar. And im sure it doesnt taste vey good either so im pretty sure the horse wont lick it. ALOT of other creams/sprays and such that are for cuts/bites and so on are also highly poisonous!!! And they are made specifically for horses.
     
    08-25-2011, 04:41 AM
  #10
Trained
You can try MTG or Mederma (ladies use it for stretch marks) to see if they make them less noticeable and many scars fade some over time on there own. Be prepared, though, as a true scar is a area where there are no hair follicles and nothing you do will ever make hair grow there.
     

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