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post #11 of 17 Old 10-15-2010, 09:14 AM
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Well obviously if you don't have any other way to let the horse drink I would share water. I would scrub the bucket throughly first to minimize my horse's chances of catching anything.

I don't think it's being "paranoid" when a large number of equine disease are spread through saliva, mucous, and blood which can all be present in a horse's mouth and washed into the water.

That's a little scary coming from a BO to be honest.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-15-2010, 09:18 AM
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Nothing to add on the water bucket question that hasn't already been said. I was just curious though Puck, how did your horse go? I seem to remember a thread a few weeks ago about him being a bit strong on the course? Was he better for you? Hope you don't mind me asking!!

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Nothing to add on the water bucket question that hasn't already been said. I was just curious though Puck, how did your horse go? I seem to remember a thread a few weeks ago about him being a bit strong on the course? Was he better for you? Hope you don't mind me asking!!
Goofy horse went the other way with it. I was feeling a little under the weather and didn't quite have the motivation I had for the last hunter pace. Puck's one of those horses who checks in with the rider before each fence. If I'm not completely comitted, he doesn't jump. Suffice to say we had a few runouts, but he took care of me otherwise and was not strong this time. I noticed right from the start he seemed to be better conserving his energy in the first half of the pace. Last time he really got amped up early. He's a smart horse. Thanks for asking.

No ill effects from the public water either, so that's good too.

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post #14 of 17 Old 10-15-2010, 09:11 PM
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I don't think it's being paranoid to not want your horse to drink out of a bucket that everyone is using. It's the equivalent of people all sharing a big bottle of water at the park or a track race or something. You probably wouldn't do that unless you were dying of thirst. I your horse is in serious need of water, you could probably let them. But I would bring my own. We always bring our own buckets to those things. Its safer and more sanitary.

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post #15 of 17 Old 10-15-2010, 09:39 PM
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Goofy horse went the other way with it. I was feeling a little under the weather and didn't quite have the motivation I had for the last hunter pace. Puck's one of those horses who checks in with the rider before each fence. If I'm not completely comitted, he doesn't jump. Suffice to say we had a few runouts, but he took care of me otherwise and was not strong this time. I noticed right from the start he seemed to be better conserving his energy in the first half of the pace. Last time he really got amped up early. He's a smart horse. Thanks for asking.

No ill effects from the public water either, so that's good too.
That's great! Sounds like you had fun even if it was after a hard night eh? Under the weather, hmmmm

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That's great! Sounds like you had fun even if it was after a hard night eh? Under the weather, hmmmm
Hee hee. I wish it was that kind of under the weather. I had a head cold so bad, my head felt like a liquid bubble. Since it was a beautiful New England fall day and I'd already paid my fee, I gave it a go. Glad I went. He's such a blast, even if he's being a butt.

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Aw that sucks, kudos to you for soldiering on though, a good ride always makes you feel better when you're sick, all the best with him!

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