• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Treating Spur Rubs

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Treating Spur Rubs

    My mare has super sensitive skin and we've been battling spur rubs whether I ride with spurs or without. I'm looking for a product that will treat and another that might be able to help prevent rubs.

    Has anyone tried the SilverAG line from equifit? I would like to try it, but not sure if I should purchase the spray or the balm, or both?

    What has worked for you?

  • #2
    SilverAg works well but I normally just use antibacterial whatever the while its raw and then to prevent, I ride the sensitive skinned + spurs horses with an ovation pad designed to prevent spur rubs.
    Mendokuse

    Comment


    • #3
      Corona works great on spur rubs, it's thikk so stays on well and heals quickly. To prevent, several companies sell saddle pads w/ long sides so you're pushing against the saddle pad and not directly to their sides. A cheap way to do that is to safety pin standing bandages (quilts) to a baby pad and make sure they reach where your leg goes.

      Comment


      • #4
        corona would work well. and maybe use MTG to help the hair grow back over the raw spots once the skin has healed.
        Teaching Horseback Riding Lessons: A Practical Training Manual for Instructors

        Stop Wasting Hay and Extend Consumption Time With Round Bale Hay Nets!!

        Comment


        • #5
          I use plain old Neosporin on my horse. He's a thin skinned chestnut, and while I don't battle spur rubs I'm constantly battling hock sores and bit rubs. The Neosporin seems to heal everything up quickly.

          Comment


          • #6
            Once you get those healed up...I now apply this on the sensitive TB I ride. I just apply in the area where my leg tends to rub off fur: http://www.drugstore.com/band-aid-ac...tick/qxp163404

            Comment


            • #7
              What type of spur rubs? I agree with the above if you're talking rubbed, raw, or broken skin. But quick questions: is it seasonal (i.e. only mid/end of winter)? Are they spur wounds or simply lost hair?

              This is the time of the year that many of my clipped horses over the years have gone bald under even moderately rubbed areas because there's no spring coat growing up under the compromised (meaning clipped) winter coat yet. I have a mare that's extremely prone to rubs where she's clipped. and she's now naked where my leg goes and where the reins touch her neck while being ridden (and a few other spots from her blanket). I don't think there's anything you can do to help rub spots like that (where the hair is affected but not the skin). Putting lotions and ointments on those areas tend to make them a little "stickier" and doesn't help the hair grow back. What does help is the arrival of spring, when the summer coat starts growing in.

              Now my mare also has very sensitive skin. I've let a couple of gals ride her in the last few years and have had to pull spurs off of them almost immediately. But that's because they give her rub marks that break the skin. For those I use whatever I have on hand (neosporin, corona, ). But the real key is in eliminating the source of the rub. It also comes down to educating the riders on correct usage of spur (which is NOT to make the horse go forward....I HATE HATE HATE the "nagging spur ride").

              If you are really concerned about hair loss, my suggestion would be a leg bandage or one of the saddle pads with an extended area where your leg goes. For the ones that I've had you'd have to start using that as soon as they were clipped in the fall. But I suspect that my mare would still get rubs. Some horses are just prone to it (and she's the only one of my 5 who is).

              Interesting idea with the liquid bandaid. Seems like it wouldn't work well when the horse still had hair, but also seems like a great idea on a horse that had a spur wound that was in the process of healing. Lynnland - do you apply it to areas that have plenty of hair?
              __________________________________
              Flying F Sport Horses
              Horses in the NW

              Comment


              • #8
                What PNW said about avoiding them, though this time of year it's just really hard when their new coats haven't started coming in yet. Many eventers who are seeking to make sure to avoid or aggravate a spur mark will lay a towel over the horse's back on top of the saddle pad but under the saddle. Thin enough not to interfere with your leg, but stays in place really easy (can't imagine trying to keep a leg bandage in there.

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  I would say its rubbed, but it's not necessarily always raw. It is a minor spur rub compared to others I have seen, but I hate leaving one on her! I think we are going to trace clip her so I will see if that helps. I have taken off the spur in question, and to be honest, she still gets a rub from my boot. Hoping her spring coat will be the answer!


                  Thanks for the suggestions!!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Use the Ovation No Mark Pad. It retails for $30.00 and is available in horse and pony sizes.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Hi PNWjumper - it's not liquid bandaid but seems to be a type of wax that goes on kind of like a deodorant stick but is very slipery and seems to protect the fur. Yup, I run it over the non-clipped fur and it just slicks it down.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        BodyGlide to prevent, or if hair, but not skin, is rubbed away. In my horse's case the bigger problem turned out to be the seam on the half chaps. If the skin is chapped or broken, I would use something that would toughen it like AluShield as opposed to a goopy product that would keep in soft and might create more friction. Another think that might work is GallSalve.
                        The Evil Chem Prof

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Has anyone ever tried Vitamin E oil?
                          **Stacey**

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Another thing is make sure you clean your spurs after each use. I noticed spur rubs on my mare and found that where they touched her, there was a film of arena dirt and who-knows-what-else on the spur. Now I wipe down my spurs after every ride and the marks are gone.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X