|general bad condition|
|bald patches in coat|
|this spot was always wet 'cause he kept scratching it with his teeth|
So, if you are new to horses beware of this problem when you are looking at a new horse, especially one that is in poor condition. Apparently horses can get lice from cattle so if the horse is in close proximity to cattle this would be something to check for. Although most cattle owners are dealing with this as a normal part of cattle management.
|more bald patches and a bit skinny|
In case you're wondering why we bought this horse when he didn't look too good, he has the most awesome temperament. He hasn't been looked after as he should have been but I managed to contact a previous owner who sang his praises. With all these problems he has 'never put a foot wrong' as they say and been a willing and safe partner for The Generous Performer when riding. I can't imagine how annoying it must have been to have a saddle on with lice. He is an awesome generous horse.