Day-after show care??

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    01-24-2010, 11:16 AM
Day-after show care??

We hauled to and from the show yesterday (two hour trip each way), compete in three classes, and I want to make sure I'm giving my guy enough papmpering the day after.

I've put some electrolytes in his water, gave him an extra ration of hay. He's stalled today (as are the other horses) because of some heinous weather.

He gets MSM twice daily, is there something else I should do for him???
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    01-24-2010, 11:23 AM
A hot bran mash if your horse likes them; particulary good since he's indoors for the day.

An alcohol or liniment rubdown, concentrating on the back and legs.

Standing wraps if he has a tendency to stock up.
    01-24-2010, 11:27 AM
I agree with Maura, although I've never heard about the bran mash, interesting! I might have to look into that.

I would give your fellow a bit of Bute, I personally prefer to use BL Solution, it is a natural way to give your horse some pain meds, without the effects to their tummies and digestive tracts.

Standing wraps are always helpful, and a good rub down with a muscle relaxant product, like "Sore no More" or "Vetroline" etc, etc.
    01-24-2010, 11:28 AM
Oh he loves hot bran mash, good idea. Especially when I slice apples into it.
Good idea for the rub down.

He did get his prize with breakfast today, that he won yesterday. A huge carrot made out of oats and such rolled in some kind of horsey sticky goodness which he loved.

It's a little chilly in the barn today so I put a lightweight blanket on him, totally forgot the wraps. Oy.
    01-24-2010, 11:30 AM
My goodness, I'm so sorry about my appalling typing today.
    01-24-2010, 01:07 PM
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Focus on his muscles and make sure to try to get him at lease walking in hand for a few minutes every few hours to keep his muscles from getting stiff if he got a good workout yesterday.

Give him a good firm rubdown with a stiff brush to loosen up his muscles. Make sure to focus on the muscles that got the most workout depending on what you did.
    01-24-2010, 11:42 PM
Thanks for the replies and advice!
    01-25-2010, 04:59 PM
I am curious why someone would give a horse bute or any pain meds after a show...just because?

I used to give my jumper a good rub on his hind legs and back and a few extra goodies.
    03-31-2010, 02:20 AM
I know this thread is old, but I wanted to bump it up because I've been looking for info as I'll start showing this summer.

Originally Posted by CecilliaB    
I am curious why someone would give a horse bute or any pain meds after a show...just because?

I used to give my jumper a good rub on his hind legs and back and a few extra goodies.
I was wondering this also, if it's a horse with no known arthritis or anything, why give bute? (not trying to be rude at all, just wondering! )

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