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Re: [RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat - Dawn Carrie

I don't use any kind of hydrating stuff on my horses, and don't have problems with dandruff or scurfiness.?

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM, k s swigart <katswig@xxxxxxx> wrote:

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 my 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 shampoo) 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.
In fact, it never even occurred to me that it was an issue at all, and I have found that if you groom your horse regularly, that it isn't.
If I have had a problem with girth galls or rubbing, then I have always figured that this is a problem with saddle fit and/or choice of girth, and no topical application is going to fix that
Do other people who don't use topical ointments for preventing this have a problem with it?? I just never have, but then I almost always use mohair string girths or if not that, then leather.
Orange County, Calif.

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[RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat, k s swigart