I always wanted a grey horse.

Baron has now lost probably 60% of his hair. Luckily it’s 70 degrees during the day now. At night it’s still cold, so he is blanketed every evening. My poor horse is so pitiful looking. I’m embarrassed to post these pictures, but in the interest of full disclosure, here they are…

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I guess the good news is, it’s hair so it grows back.

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3 thoughts on “I always wanted a grey horse.

  1. Renee March 15, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Poor buddy and poor you too! I always get so upset when my ottb gets rain rot. I have gone through battling rain rot with mt ottb too and what I have found to work the best is giving a bath with hibaclense (danger-cant get any in the eyes at all!!!!)and then my vet prescribed a course of SMZ oral antibiotics. My vet said some horses just cant fight it once it gets ahold of them. That finally cured it after trying sooooo many things. I tried all the sprays and washes that are sold commercially and nothing seemed to cure it. It did reappear after 5 months but I guess my ottb is just really prone to it.

  2. Jenny March 24, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Ouch! I had never heard of rain rot before, don’t think we have it here in Sweden… Dosn’t look fun at all for your horse 😦

  3. trainingbaron March 26, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Jenny,
    Wow! Someone from Sweden is reading my blog! Rain rot is very common in hot, humid temperatures. We see a lot of it in the American South. Usually it’s just a small patch, but for some reason my horse seems particularly affected by it. It spreads really quickly, but once the fungus is cleared up, the hair grows back quickly as well. Thank God, Baron’s hair is starting to grow back already!

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