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post #11 of 13 Old 03-14-2010, 07:55 PM
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Hard to tell, tho right now I would have to agree with Kevin.

None of those scars look at anything much more than just kicks or your boy getting into trouble with general horse playing BUT having said that, it almost looks like there might be a patter to the marks on this legs. Keep in mind that like people, some horses will scar more easily than others. I would stay clear of pink skin, but would throw some ointments on there if you want to try to regrow some hair in most of those patches.

To be honest, if I were to walk passed your guys at a show, I would never notice those marks. He's got a really nice coat as it is.
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-14-2010, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CloudsMystique View Post
He still has a LOT more than most horses do... My mare is a little less than half his age and has exactly one scar. He literally has hundreds. I guess he's just accident-prone. He does fight a lot, but it doesn't seem like the ones on his forehead could be from that...
Maybe he hasn't always been kept in a stall. My horses get banged up fairly often. I have five horses in a corral together and it's only natural that they would bump into each other or fences or the barn.

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post #13 of 13 Old 03-14-2010, 08:24 PM
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In all honesty, when I first looked at the scars on his shoulders, my first thought is spur scars but of course, there is no proof of that. Since he has them all over, that also kinda rules it out but that is sure what they look like to me.

The ones on his front legs more than likely resulted from the frequent skirmishes he ends up in or he could have gotten tangled in barbed wire sometime in his former life.

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