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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I would like to preface by saying it is NOT a saddle fit issue! The saddle has been checked time and time again and fits perfectly! This problem arose after a year of using a shaped fleece pad for the first year I owned my horse, as per my trainer's preference, but now that I moved to a new...
  2. Horse Health
    I have had my mare since August 1 of last year. After about 6 weeks during a very hot part of the summer, I noticed that she was starting to lose hair on both sides under the girth after I removed it. The area was almost on her belly, about a quarter sized area on each side. Not bleeding or raw...
  3. Horse Health
    My Quarter Horse "Magic" supposedly has bug allergies. I have had him for about 5 years and this id the worst its been. He is constantly itching his mane, tail, chest, and stomach. He wears a fly sheet and gets smartbug from smartpak. I was wondering if there was any good remedies or what I...
  4. Horse Health
    My young (barely 5) mustang who has only been under saddle just barely a year now, is pastured and keeps rubbing off a big chunk of his mane in the center of his neck. He has ample grass but wants to poke his head through the fence to get to "whatever else is out there". Suggestions? Thanks.
  5. Horse Grooming
    Ok, so it's a little bit of a long story. My horse's winter blanket has a neck piece attachement that I use. A couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to let my horses mane grow out and get nice and long. I noticed that her mane would get very messy under the neck piece so to help it along I...
  6. 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...
  7. Horse Talk
    Last week it was really cold so I put a new winter turnout blanket on my horse. I noticed yesterday he has a small bald spot on his front left leg. There isn't anything on the right leg, just the left and it looks really sore. The blanket isn't rubbing anywhere else. I was going to get a...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Has anyone used the Parelli Western Theraflex (TM) Self-Inflating Western pad? I'm using it with my mutton-withered Canadian Cheval to provide a better saddle fit, but it's rubbing her back and leaving a raw spot. Am I inflating it incorrectly? Or should I be using a thin (under)pad liner with...
  9. Horse Grooming
    One of my horses has severe dermatitus. He hasnt shedded out his thick, wooly coat and as a result he rubs on it like crazy! Which as you can imagine is wreaking havoc on his nice coat! Its full of dry, flaky skin and the coat is really course, its very wirey. We're putting him on a supplement...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Horse Health
    I have purchased one of my horses two and a half year ago. He was exactly what I was looking for. He was a little pricey, but from owners detailed description, he was exactly what I was looking for. Well that wasn't the case, his feet were in horrible condition. My husband and I felt so sorry...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I bought a New Generation Wintec 500 AP and I bought the matching webbers to go with it. I have been riding in this saddle for over 2 weeks and have already noticed that they squeak and are starting to rub my saddle. Is there anything I can do about this? :?
  15. Horse Grooming
    heya buck seems to be sitting on his tail, or rubbing it, on the walls, its gotten to the state of the hair being less than an inch, some hairs about 1CM or less, ive been told to put baby oil on it, but that doesnt seem to be working, and he keeps getting the tail guard off... any...
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