Saturday, July 5, 2008

OOOOH! SO Soft!!!!

So Joy finally got her bath today! I bathed her with Head N Shoulders, Dry Scalp Care. After her bath, I put her away and fed her, so she dried without rolling. She is SO SOFT and shiny! The flies are still finding her delicious, so I'm trying to think of something that I can feed her to make her undersirable.

There IS a feed-through fly replellent, but with all her other problems, I don't think that's an option. So, I broke out my homeopathic book and found that garlic will repel mosquitos and flies. Perhaps 1/2 tbs of garlic powder will help? Until I figure it out, she'll just have to suffer with the fly spray.

Even though Joy got her bath, she is still very flaky in places. Even after scrubbing... I don't get it. I brushed her and it made her look better temporarily, but I feel that it'll be back come morning. The MTG will help, but it's so oily! Besides, she pretty much needs it on her entire topline, and I don't have enough to do that.

So, tomorrow, I'm off to the feed store to see if they have something in a spray bottle that will help relieve the scaly skin and itchiness on a more permanent basis.

I've got two other horses that have the dry/dusty stuff on their faces. It's not on the body, just the faces. They came out of winter with it. Heddy, a TB mare I had, had it all over and came from the same place that Joy came from. I wonder if perhaps Joy just has a more pronounced case of whatever it is.

1 comment:

Davina said...

Well written article.