Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Yes, halters can do that. If the horse wears them for a long period of time, it will eventually rub the hair off, and in older horses it happens a lot even if they haven't, just from their years of having one on, off, on, off ...
It's actually pretty common, and no, it doesn't bother them :) My little Arabian mare is only 16, but she has a rub on her nose from her old owners leaving a halter on her that was far too small, for far too long. You can put Neosporin on it if it gets scratched, and MTG on it if you really want the hair to grow back. Diamond's rub is very small, so I just leave it. I don't leave halters on them though, they only have them on when I'm handling them.
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