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  1. Horse Health
    Hi there, i have a new horse (had him for 4 months now) and in the last couple of months he has started itching his mane. initially he rubbed out the length of his mane but now he is targeting one area causing it to bleed and become saw. He is a grey horse with sensitive skin and in the past...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have owned my quarter horse gelding for nearly ten years now and spent more hours trail riding than I can calculate. He is 27 now and you would never believe it watching him run around! In the past four years or so he has had this odd behavior (that only happens when we ride) of pawing the...
  3. Horse Health
    I have a 6 year old appendix mare and for a few weeks now she has been very itchy. I have treated her for lice 3 times, she's up to date on worming and I can't figure out what's wrong with her. I've read some posts about similar issues and it said she might be lacking vitamin a so I am trying to...
  4. Horse Health
    Does anyone have any hints and tips for someone dealing with a horse who has just been diagnosed with sweet itch? She's coming up in large lumps as a result of insect bites, and rubbing her belly raw. She has a full body suit on the way also. Anyone else had any successful ways of dealing...
  5. Horse Grooming
    I have a 9yr old TB Gelding I got him 3 years ago and for the past year he's been rubbing dock, I usually have a summer rug on him but it's been really hot lately so I've had to leave it off, I'm not sure why he rubs it but I'm finding It hard to grow it out, because even with a rug on he still...
  6. Horse Health
    My horse is a performance horse, and his tail needs to be braided regularly for competitions. But it makes it difficult to braid when he rubs the top of his tail so badly! He rubs his behind on the wall of his stall when no one is around, and I always find him with a tail that has been rubbed...
  7. Horse Health
    My 16 yr old gelding has been rubbing his tail for the past 7 months since I moved him to a new barn. He started rubbing within minutes of arriving, and does it on a daily basis, and continues to have a bald spot. I'm worried it's a health problem and I'm not sure what to do about it. I've tried...
  8. Horse Health
    My horse has an itching problem, i keep fly spray on him but if anything bites him he scratches the bite till it bleeds and all the hair around the area is gone. I had the same problem last year and one bite got so bad i had to call a vet out. His main areas are on his neck and face. Any...
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