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 cant see anything. also the patch is small, the dandruffy stuff is white and the hairs cover the black things so you cant 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.
Vince ~ Mithril Vincent ~ Welsh B ~ 30/10/1997
10 years together and counting..
+ Amber, Mally RIP, Goldy, Angwyn, Karisma, Burdie, Bundy and Roxy