Scrapes under saddle: Advice?
My horse got into a "disagreement" with another horse a few weeks ago and got the worst of it. He wound up with several bite marks and lots of scrapes (from teeth) where the hair was scraped off and the skin was a bit raw.
I've been treating him with Horseman's Dream cream and it's working well to keep the areas moist and some have begun to regrow hair.
My question is about the ones that would be under his saddle. How "healed up" do they need to be before I can saddle up and ride him without causing him irritation/pain? I don't have anything pressing on the horizon as far as needing to ride him, other than the fact that I miss riding and have a new saddle I'd really like to try out.
Any and all advice would be very much appreciated!
Thanks so much,