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post #1 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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White Patch

So My horse is 7 yrs old but she has this weird white patchy spot on her right side where her saddle goes.She also has spiratic white hairs everywhere. The patch is not like a paint patch its liek a worn out look to it. Not sure what it would be from. I didnt get papers with her, the previous owner lost them and Im in the process of ordering them. Im fearing that she is older than they told me.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 02:47 PM
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If your worried about her age, have your vet check her teeth and determine what age she is.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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I had him come out and give shots and float her teeth a week ago. But I will do that.
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 06:31 PM
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Give him a call then and see if he noticed the things that would cue him in to her age when he was doing her teeth.

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 08:41 PM
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there are several copys of your post on here so wasn't sure which to respond too:
The white patch is from a pressure point on your saddle. If you just got the horse it could be from the previous owner as it takes awhile for the white hairs to show up. You may need to check your saddle fit and placement.

I want to add that my black horse will get little bits of white hairs between seasons (like now) when she is shedding out or growing a winter coat. Not like the white patch from the pressure point but just a hair here and there.

Also check out http://www.mastersaddlers.com/points.htm it gives good suggestions for checking your saddle fit.
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 09:50 PM
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I agree with Vidalco - It sounds like scarring. If it is in her saddle area, it might have been caused by a badly fitting saddle. The saddle could have rubbed until it caused damage and the hair grew back white. The sporatic hairs could be roaning. Our eight year old chesnut mare (QH) has a very faint sprinkling of white hairs in her barrel area.

If you have papers on order any way, and you already own the horse, you might want to wait on the vet fees and just see what you learn when the papers arrive.
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 09:50 PM
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there are several copys of your post on here so wasn't sure which to respond too:
The white patch is from a pressure point on your saddle. If you just got the horse it could be from the previous owner as it takes awhile for the white hairs to show up. You may need to check your saddle fit and placement.

I want to add that my black horse will get little bits of white hairs between seasons (like now) when she is shedding out or growing a winter coat. Not like the white patch from the pressure point but just a hair here and there.

Also check out http://www.mastersaddlers.com/points.htm it gives good suggestions for checking your saddle fit.
I agree it's probably from poor saddle fit either now or in the past.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-20-2007, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I asked my trainer about it and she said it is a saddle sore, I have only ridden her a total of about 10 times, im working with her on the parelli system so riding hasnt started yet. She had terrible previous owners so im sure that's what it was from.
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-20-2007, 10:40 PM
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Jeez I could of told you it was a saddle sore. Horses don't age around there wether, if they do its usually the face and mane that grows grey. Get your saddle fitted properally sweety!

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post #10 of 10 Old 09-22-2007, 01:44 AM
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yea bad fitted saddles can do that. I had a horse that got the sparitic white hairs everywhere it was just his sabino breeding in him. He wasnt spotted up with the exception of high whites
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