Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Typically the white hairs indicated a lot of pressure for a long time. You see it a lot on the withers of a horse whose saddle is too wide and is rubbing the withers as he is being ridden or one whose saddle is too tight and is pinching the withers.
If white hair is the effect then you may be tightening up way too tight. I've seen a lot of riders needing to do that on a horse with mutton withers and/or with a saddle that is not a good fit and they need to "cut their horse in half" to keep the saddle in place. An ill fitting saddle will have a tendency to roll a little when being ridden and that too may cause the problem.
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