Halter rub hair loss - The Horse Forum
  • 3 Post By AnitaAnne
  • 2 Post By Aprilswissmiss
  • 3 Post By Melissa J Sadlowski
  • 1 Post By AtokaGhosthorse
  • 1 Post By QtrBel
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 10-06-2019, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 10
• Horses: 0
Halter rub hair loss

Hello I adopted my 20 yr old arab a yr ago. She came to me with the nose hair rubbed off from a halter that was obviously to tight. I tried mtg (hate smell) tried vit e oil . Coconut oil . I need something that will regrow the hair back. She has Cushing's also. I am not there every day so it's hard to put on enough. I'm there 4 times a week. I'll try and post a pic.you can see it above the nose band.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190928_121104_1570417010022.jpg (51.9 KB, 6 views)
Melissa J Sadlowski is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 10-06-2019, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 9,043
• Horses: 0
I'm not sure if anything will help after a year, but I use Corona ointment to heal most minor cuts quickly and cleanly
AnitaAnne is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 10-06-2019, 11:44 PM
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 644
• Horses: 0
I agree with AnitaAnne, I'm not sure if it can grow back at this point. My aunt's 30+ year old horses had permanent halter rub marks over their noses even though they had been pasture pets for years at that point and hadn't had a halter on for more than ten minutes a month in probably 10+ years.
AnitaAnne and JCnGrace like this.
Aprilswissmiss is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 02:27 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 15,846
• Horses: 0
It is never likely to grow. That is scar tissue.
Foxhunter is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 04:59 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,229
• Horses: 2
Agree that is scar tissue and have never seen a horse get the hair back.
gottatrot is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 10
• Horses: 0
Thankyou so much all ,I was hoping but after seeing the damage I wasn't sure. Just hope it doesn't bug her when I have a bridle on.i make make a cotton cover for the noseband.
AnitaAnne, gottatrot and boots like this.
Melissa J Sadlowski is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SE Oklahoma
Posts: 3,787
• Horses: 8
You might try a little vitamin e oil mixed with coconut oil to make a salve. It seemed to help Sarge when he came to us with old scars on him. Most faded and were gone in a year or so, but I kept a mix of those two oils out in the tack room and every time I groomed him, I slathered it on the scars. Don't know if it helped or if the hair was going to grow back on its own, but it's a cheap thing to try anyway.
boots likes this.

"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us."
AtokaGhosthorse is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 311
• Horses: 0
So, little known secret that you can try: sesame seed oil. Yup, the food-grade kind like Dynasty works fine. Sesame seed oil contains the same proteins in it that are in skin cells, so it works to heal burns and multi-layered skin problems. Works sunburns - I mix it with sunscreen so that the sunscreen goes on easier. I haven't tried this on my horse, but I absolutely woud if it were applicable to something she had going wrong. It has a pleasant, nutty smell.

What you need to do is get the skin remoisturized and allow the cells to heal. Any oil or ointment you use should be warming (coconut oil is cooling, sesame is warming) - massage it in well (massaging the skin can stimulate cell growth), and then you can place a mild-adhesive bandaid over that area to trap in the moisture and allow the skin to absorb and metabolize whatever you used. Use water or oil to loosen the bandaid when it's time to come off - then it'll slide off instead of take hair with it. Eventually, the scab should simply pop off of that area, and new skin can grow and heal.

Corona ointment or Neosporin (meant for keeping wounds hydrated and disinfected) might help, and ... I have another, but I have to run out to my barn and see what it is. Haven't had to use it in a while, but it's guaranteed to help hair regrow...even under scabs and abrasions. I never had any reason to believe it didn't do that.

No diet, no hoof. No hoof, no horse. No horse is not an option!
Feathers7 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 06:32 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10,410
• Horses: 12
If the follicles have died then the hair wont grow back. If there has been no growth in that long then they wont regrow
greentree likes this.

Some horse people change their horse, they change their tack and discipline, they change their instructor; they never change themselves.
QtrBel is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 10-14-2019, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 10
• Horses: 0
I'll try anything if nothing works I am ok with it ,I've tried vit e and coconut oil.seseme seed oil is next up lol.
Melissa J Sadlowski is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome