My horse is shedding him self bald. He has a big hairless patch near his hip. The hair will around the area will fall out with the slightest tug and the only remaining hair in the area is short and does not cover the skin. Does anyone know what this could be? I started him on a joint supplement about a month ago, could this be a late comming side effect. I would hate to take him off the supplement because he has really improved a lot on it. But I also don't want him to go bald. His annual shots are due in May, so I can show the vet his skin then, or have him come out a little early and try to see whats up. He always sheds a lot but he's never had bald spots before.