I noticed vince has a patch of dandruffy skin with black things attached to the hairs on either side of him behind the leg where the girth goes. I thought it could be a girth gall but when I went onto google to check it said that girth galls are lumps and/or swelling. I then checked mange and am not sure if it fitted the description. I'm very worried about this and wondering what it could be....help is greatly appreciated...
I tried to get pictures but as he is a very light colour you can't see anything. Also the patch is small, the dandruffy stuff is white and the hairs cover the black things so you can't see a problem at all.
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I found a hard scab on his hind leg... i'm so worried coz I don't know what it is!!
Please please help me
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I got my stepmum to look him over and she said he was fine.....just a little chafing from being a bit dirty around his girth and the hard scab on the hind leg.....he just knocked it somewhere!
Anyway he is in the all clear.
I went for a ride tonight.....he was great! We went exploring on a new rode and met cows (pfft.....he's used to them), sheep (not so used to them as he hasn't seen any for about 4 years!), lots of horses, a rabbit, birds, 3 cars (very nice drivers as they slowed down) and an evil killer dog (it was about 10 cms high and very, very, scary!). We cantered, trotted, walked, climbed up a steep bank, galloped for a few strides and when we got back home....we jumped a few logs lying in the grass a couple of times and cantered around the paddock bareback.....i stayed on for a few gallop strides but slowed him down to a slow trot and jumped off and let him have a big gallop around the paddock. Then I rode him (not bareback this time) to his paddock (as we were in the 2 back paddocks) over the hill in the moonlight. I rubbed him down once we were home, dryed him off and let him go galloping off under the full moon to rejoin the wild gang...amber and mally.
Well.....it was a great ride and a great day! I had lots of fun and i'm sure vince did to....his eyes were bright his ears pricked forward and he seemed to enjoy the jumping and the gallop around the paddock.