sore/rubbing raw on cinch area..?
Okay, so, my mare has this sore-looking thing that opens up every summer. I'm assuming that this comes from my cinch, which is one of those smart-cinch ones, so it's well padded & everything..but this sore, it goes away in the winter, even though I still ride her quite often, & comes back in the summer, sometimes worse than usual. As of today, it's just down to her skin, kind of rubbed raw, not bleeding, no discharge or anything. The weird thing is that there's a huge, soft bump, too. Like it's part of her skin - you can grab onto it, it's close to 2 inches in diameter, & it's round (I'll post pics as soon as I can get them). It is painful to the touch (she'll pin her ears back & move away). So, I'll just ride her bareback for now to let it heal, then change the girth, I guess, try something different. I guess my question is, is there anything I can do to make it heal faster/prevent it from happening/stop the pain? Thanks :)