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    01-24-2010, 08:10 PM
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Green Broke
Would a neck sweat help his neck?

I was just wondering if a neck sweat would help my horse's neck not be so fat/creasty?

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    01-24-2010, 08:16 PM
  #2
Weanling
Yes it should help, not sure how much, maybe someone else will be able to help you more with that but yes it will help.
     
    01-24-2010, 09:03 PM
  #3
Yearling
If you can grab up by the base of his mane with your whole and and move it around, and it seams like there is nothing but jelly underneath (fat), than, yes. It will absolutely help.
     
    01-24-2010, 11:23 PM
  #4
Showing
It really depends on how much of the crest is fat and how much is actual tissue like tendons and muscle. Horses can get a cresty neck for whatever reason; breeding, conformation, being cut late, being obese, etc. It probably couldn't hurt but I'm not sure how much it would really help.
     
    01-24-2010, 11:26 PM
  #5
Green Broke
He was 300 pounds overweight, and I think it is still fatness in his neck, but I am not sure.
     
    01-24-2010, 11:32 PM
  #6
Showing
It very well could be, I am sure that a neck sweat couldn't hurt and if you have one, go ahead and give it a shot.
     
    01-25-2010, 11:11 AM
  #7
Yearling
Agree with smrobs, it won't hurt any.
     
    01-26-2010, 12:06 AM
  #8
Green Broke
A diet would help your horse's neck. He could be IR or early stage Cushings. I'd look in to a low sugar, low starch diet with an added IR supplement. You should check out safergrass.org and pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/EquineCushings for diet recommendations. I'd also have your vet pull blood and test him for IR, Cushings, and any other metabolic disorders.

A cresty neck on an Arabian (or whatever light breed he is) is definitely not normal.
     
    01-26-2010, 12:33 AM
  #9
Yearling
I've never sweated a neck before so I have no idea on that part...but how do you keep such a grey horse clean with all that mud?! Or did you just pick out his clean pics? LOL!
     
    01-26-2010, 06:25 PM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by EveningShadows    
I've never sweated a neck before so I have no idea on that part...but how do you keep such a grey horse clean with all that mud?! Or did you just pick out his clean pics? LOL!
Bahaha, no actually he stays fairly clean (Thank god) so he is pretty easy to find clean pics of him! Haha.
     

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