11-11-2008, 12:48 PM
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Has he had a VET exam yet? That should come before any chiropractor or dentist as an overall assessment should be made of any new horse. The heavy breathing after excitement could be indicative of anything from just "overwork" (meaning he is out of shape and it doesn't take much to get him overworked), a problem in the respiratory tract or any number of other conditions including pain, metabolic disease, etc.