Hair growth in rain rot spots
So I left on vacation for a few days, and I came back and my horse had a good bit of rain rot. There were large patches of hair missing on her shoulders and sides and around her ears. She didn’t have it on her sides and shoulders before I left, just a little around her ears that I treated before I left. I’ve now gotten rid of all the rain rot about a week ago, but she still has pretty good sized bald spots, understandably since it’s only been a week. My first show of the season is next weekend, and I was wondering two things.
1. Does anybody know of an inexpensive way to get hair to start growing back in two weeks, and
2. If her bald spots were near the bottom of the saddle pad, where the saddle most likely won’t be touching it just the pad, should she be ok to ride.
I don’t want to ride her if it’s going to rub her raw. This decides whether or not I go to the show. But if she will be fine with short increments of riding that will amount in total to about 2 hours at most, then I’ll go. I barrel race if that makes any difference. She would do one barrel run and one pole run. The rest would be warm up and riding around the site. She has put on more weight since these pictures, and the bald spots are a little bigger. This was before I got the rain rot under control.