>If you have white hairs coming in where you had dry spots,
>then there's pressure there which has shunted the blood supply
>and damaged the hair follicles (and maybe the skin).
> If it's not too serious, it'll heal, and the original color
hair will re-grow.
>Feel around the area.. if the skin is also damaged it'll be hard, and
maybe raised. Permanent damage isn't usually done, unless the area is
It is my understanding (and what I've found with horses I've owned or
have resided in my barn) that once you see white hairs, they will pretty
much always be white. If the pressure areas occurred when they had
their winter coat, they will show up again when the winter coat comes
back. They may not show up with the summer coat unless that is when
the damage occurred.
I have a couple of horses wearing custom saddles now because of wide
backs that were difficult to fit. They both had white hairs show up
with their former saddles along with sore spots where the fit was too
tight. With their custom saddles (DeSotos), they have no sore back
issues -- but they still have the white hairs they acquired while in the
"If all you can do is what you've always
done, then all you can be is what you are right now."