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Re: [RC] re: [RC] Itchiness due to sweat accumulation - heidi

After any ride, our horses find the itchiness under the bridle and
around the corners of the mouth nearly intolerable.  While I control
their desire to rub on me, I remove the bridle as soon as possible and
let them rub on the hitching post.  Some of our horses are "itchy-er"
than others.

My stallion "Junior" was always a REALLY itchy boy.  I got good-naturedly
chided from time to time for having "taught" him the appropriate way to
rub on me--he was not allowed to just rub indiscriminately, but learned
very quickly that he would be "allowed" only when I would turn a hip
toward him and brace myself so that his rubbing would not push me
off-balance.  This got to be a standard routine for him when I would take
off his bridle at vet checks.  He also learned to come politely up to me
and "ask" for this, instead of just butting me with his head.



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[RC] re: [RC] Itchiness due to sweat accumulation, Michelle Fink
Re: [RC] re: [RC] Itchiness due to sweat accumulation, Barbara McCrary