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mysterious blanket rubs?!

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  • mysterious blanket rubs?!

    well, here's the ordeal. my pony has had this flysheet since the spring and has been wearing it consistently since then. he's been clipped once or twice since we got the sheet (maybe april or may) and he's worn it while being fuzzy and freshly clipped.

    so the other day i come in and he's got 2 big rubs -- presumably from his flysheet -- on the front of his shoulders, more near his chest, just above the legs (if that makes sense?) anyway, i'm positive it was from his flysheet because i turned him out the night before and he didn't have the rubs the night before--come in the next morning and voila, there they are!

    like i said, he's been wearing it for months now, he's not freshly clipped (though not fuzzy either) and it fits him pretty well. i'm kind of at a loss. i've been putting MTG on it (but it's only been here for a few days so no noticeable sign of hair regrowing or anything so far..) but i've got no idea how he magically got this when he's been wearing the sheet for months!!

    has this happened to anyone? the clips in the front were not adjusted or anything, theyre the same as they always have been.. is it possible that maybe while rolling around he got the blanket awkwardly--well, i dont know. just in a weird spot and he couldn't get it back to the right spot? (er... does that make sense?)

    bleh. do i have to buy him another flysheet, or if he just did something silly one night and get his blanket all tangled up maybe that caused this and i shouldn't worry about it?
    (|--Sarah--|)

    Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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    It's probably because his coat is changing with the seasons, even if it isn't quite visible yet. I find that "transitional" coats always rub the worst.

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    • #3
      I would say maybe he did do something weird for just the one day / one time??? But keep an eye on it and see if the rubs get worse and/or if they are gone before he transitions to a sheet / blanket as well

      If you do find they are still bad and you cant get rid of them - check out the Bossys Bibs at:

      www.bossysbibs.com

      They can be used under fly sheets, sheets and blankets and they allow the existing rubs to heal up and prevent new ones from starting

      Good luck!
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      www.truecoloursproducts.com

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