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[RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat - k s swigart - Kitley, Carrie E Civ USAF AFSPC 30 MDSS/SGSLF

Like Kat, I have never had any skin issues with my horses, (other than
fly bites on the lower legs of my old Senior Appy so once in awhile, I
would spray on Apple Cider Vinegar and water.  

My endurance mare has never even had girth galls and I have used a
variety of different girths.
I don't put any products on my horse's coat.  She gets a bath with hose
water after a ride or whenever she get really sweaty.
I wonder if some horses simply have skin allergies like some people get?

K. Chaton said:

The most likely reason why my horses don't have any
dandruff or scurfing is because I've been keeping up with
spraying them regularly with aloe juice or rehydrating spray.

I do not now, nor have I ever had a problem with my horses having
dandruff or 
scurfing in the armpit area, and what I use there (just as I do all over
horse's coat) is a rubber curry comb, my fingers, and a body brush, and
a hose 
if there is one handy.

The aloe vera juice is the least expensive option. 

I don't every put any topical things on my horse's coat (including
except if I need to treat a wound (and even then I am usually pretty 
minimalist).  So I would say that nothing at all is the least expensive 
option.  All it requires is the application of elbow grease.

Carrie Kitley
30th Medical Group, Vandenberg AFB
DMLSS Database Sustainment Specialist (DSS)
CACI International Inc, www.caci.com
DSN:  276-1077
Fax: 805-606-1179

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