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post #1 of 7 Old 05-18-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question Back problems

Just one question is all i'm asking. Whenever I hose down my QH after a ride i'll put the hose on his spine and he curves is back down. Not up like a cat would do when goes down. Do all horses do this? does this give me a sign that my horse has back problems?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-18-2012, 09:44 AM
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How hot is he and how cold is the water?
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-18-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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ummm...i don't know exactly. But after i'm done hosing him, his back steams? does that help?
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the water is as cold as when you put your hands in the sink.. its cold but it doesn't make your hands go num
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He's hot like when a child has a feaver. He gets really sweaty when i work him
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-18-2012, 02:51 PM
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Do you start hosing him on his back first?

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-18-2012, 03:05 PM
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You need to start hosing him at his coronet bands, then slowly move up the legs. When they've worked for so long and get over-heated, spraying water on the back first can send them into hypothermic shock. Spray his legs first while he adjusts to the water and cools down a bit more, then move up his body.
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