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  • Horse has thick foamy sweat?
  • My horse sweats foam

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    02-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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Foamy sweat...

Is there any tricks to help stop seat from foaming?? I've heard feeding apple cider vinegar with oats helps, but are there any little tricks? My horse sweats up really easy and when it foams it looks like I'm riding her into the ground!
     
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    02-04-2012, 07:58 PM
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Only way I've figured out how to keep one from foaming up is by tossing them in the pasture and never riding again. Some just sweat excessively, just like humans. Not a whole lot you can do about it.
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    02-04-2012, 09:01 PM
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Trained
This is probably totally wrong, but I associated a foamy sweat with a nervous sweat rather than a working sweat.
     
    02-04-2012, 09:03 PM
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Trained
Foamy? Use proper terms, it's called lathering, lol.
     
    02-04-2012, 09:04 PM
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Well, the mare that gets sweaty and foamy quickly is pretty excitable and sensitive, so maybe it has something to do with nerves...
     
    02-04-2012, 09:14 PM
  #6
Yearling
All horses sweat some more then others, when me and my friend ride we consider it a good thing it means they are working.
     
    02-04-2012, 09:24 PM
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I don't stop riding until there's a good sweat going on, but it's wierd cause sometimes it foams on Squiggs, and sometimes it doesnt. I'm just wondering if there's a reason...

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    02-04-2012, 09:30 PM
  #8
Trained
Just found this article, I haven't read through it yet, might give you some insight.


Frothy white sweat? Not good. – My Horse Chat!
     
    02-04-2012, 09:34 PM
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Well, it's definetly that she isn't being overworked...
She does get it mosly around the breakcollar and reins... I guess it just looks awful because it drops on everything...end's up on me too...ick.
     
    02-04-2012, 09:41 PM
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Trained
I don't know, like I said I thought it was a nervous thing. I had a horse that was fine working cattle outside but if we were in the pens or running cattle up an alley he would get a good lather/foam on him and was as nervous as a ***** in church.

Come to find out when the previous owner bought him he got thrown in on a deal buying bulls. The guy threw him in the trailer with 3 bulls, got him home, back the trailer up to the pens, opened the back door. The colt jumped out of the trailer and cleared three fences before stopping.(his wife was a dressage/hunter/jumper trainer and still didn't want to ride him because he was known to buck) Anyhow I think that he was very nervous "penned" up with cattle and that was when he lathered.

Maybe it goes hand in hand, when a horse gets nervous he gets hot...
     

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