Handle with care
I just read “Wash Before Use”
(Letters, EQUUS 454), about the person
whose Paint sustained what appeared
to be chemical burns after wearing
brand-new, unwashed fly boots.
My horse, too, experienced some-
thing similar from a new fly sheet.
When I complained to the company I
bought it from, they said they’d never
heard of any such thing, but they did
fully refund my purchase price when
I returned the sheet. This was in the
summer of 2014.
It’s good to know I wasn’t crazy,
but I’m sorry someone else’s horse
had to suffer as well. We treated my
horse with a basic topical ointment
and kept cold, wet towels on the le-
sions, and my barn managers helped
to monitor the situation. My horse
healed very well with no scarring, and
even in his summer coat this year,
nothing was noticeable.
Name withheld upon request