Over the past week and a half Drummer's medium weight rug has started to rub his withers and he's now quite sore, poor boy. I'm treating with Dermolene and I've sewed some padding into his rug in an effort to hold it clear of his withers and give them a chance to heal. I did this last week and it does seem to stopped the situation from getting any worse although I don't think it'll really heal up properly until we get some milder weather again and he can go rug free for a day or two.
It's really annoying because this is not a new rug. He lived out in it all a last winter (I didn't have him then) but apparently without causing any problems.
Can anyone recommend a rug that is cut/shaped particularly well for the high withered horsey?
Any tips for sore withers generally would be gratefully received. This is my first winter as a horse owner so don't assume that I already know something - cos I probably don't!
My TB has very prominent withers, but I've never had a problem with a rug rubbing so far. I always use FAL or Horseware rugs, and they seem to be fine for his shape. I find that the ones with the high cut neckline are particularly good in the winter, as he doesn't like full-neck rugs.
No thats my welshDxTB (he has a bucas rug) but i hope your horses withers heal soon and think that a horseware rug (rhino or rambo as long as its a wug) should fit comfortably let us know how you get on.
I was going to mention the Rambo Wug, but see i've been beaten to it. Don't have a problem with rubbing, but oldie wears the Wug and can see how it clears the withers, so rubbing shouldn't be a problem. However, i don't know if anyone else has had this "problem" but oldie did once roll out of it! left it in feild all done up.... have also known other horses to do this too....
The truth is, I'd rather be with my horses than with most people. I'd rather scrub buckets than scrub dishes. I'd rather go to a tack shop than go to a shopping mall. I'd Rather clean a stall than clean my house, and I much prefer horse sh** to BULLSH**..