it could be the same thing. but maybe she's just so sensitive to the bug bites because our four other horses are abo****ely fine. tomorrow morning i'm going into town to take my sis's hrose to the chiro, praying its not a strained tendion, and then i'll go by our vet with the pictures.
i'm also looking into a fly sheet for her belly for when she's in the pasture. but they're crazy expensive, but growing up in the family i did we'll just make it ourselves, which will let us be able to make it specifically for my horse :)
another thought, she used to be fine being sprayed, she's alway been my rock solid girl even when she was younger. born bomb proof! (i mean i took those pictures while laying under her, thats how awesome a three yr old she is, she trusts me and its my responsibility to keep her safe and healthy) but this summer she would freak out when i went to fly spray her, she's gotten better if i start from the feet and go up, but do you think there's a chance the spray is also irritating her? this was before she had any scabs.
my dad has suggested using used motor oil, which we had to do on a dog that would go crazy itching, scratch all his fur off and then rub along the side of the house, leaving a trail of blood it was so bad. so my dad would dab the oil on him and it just soothed him right down. and its safe, the used oil is carbon based. so i'll talk to the vet tomorrow, and hopefully if it comes to that it will help heal this, and the sheet will help prevent it from happening again.
my poor girl, she just can't win :( one thing after another.
but please have my sis's gelding in ya'lls prayers, he's been through a rough life as well, and its hard to slow him down even when he's hurt. and penning him just gets him worked up. hopefully he's just sore and nothing is torn, pulled, or strained.
Having horses means: There is always hay in your bra. And you're never quite certain on how it got there. You realize that you just clucked at the dog
Last edited by WyomingSissy; 06-29-2012 at 12:53 AM.