Whenever I ride my horse, I always pull all themane out from under his pads, to make sure its not being pulled but at the end of every ride there's always a handful or torn out mane under his bareback pad. I though it was from the non-slip bottom so I put a saddle pad under it, just a simple blanket with some soft fluffy stuff on the bottom. I STILL saw hair clumping out, so I figured if I loosened my cinch, it might help, the cinch not very tight to begin with, and there was no changes. Is there anything I could put on his mane to make it greasy to keep it from being pulled? I've noticed minor thinning at the withers. He doesn't seem bothered by it, he doesn't excessively burr his withers which is a sign of discomfort and he is riding fine but I feel terrible for pulling out all that hair!! It looks terrible!
I wanted to put some baby oil on it but the oil will attract sunlight and I don't wanna burn his hair since its black. I'm stumped. Anyone at all?