I am leasing a 13yo arabian mare in Southern Florida. Her owners don't have any time to go out and ride her and she is at a boarding facility. This mare constantly has skin problems. Now that it is summer the skin issues have gotten much much worse to the point where she can not even wear a saddle because the girth would be very painful for her.
The main affected area is along the middle of her belly, from chest all the way to her teats. She has all these scabby/raw areas and her fur has turned white (i am assuming from previous flareups and scarring). Her mane also has some issues and the skin where her mane grows of of is scaly and flaky.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this is and what (if anything) I can do to help her. The owners don't seem to want to contact a veterinarian and says that happens all the time, especially during the summer. Any ideas?
This is her mane, I do not know if this is related of not.
And here is she is :)