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    08-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Green Broke
Haflinger randomly parks out

So I've had alot of threads on my recent lease to own.

I've noticed that randomly he will start to park out. The first time I noticed this he was colicing. But today he did it 3x. It's like he has to pee, but doesn't.

He isn't foundering. There's no abnormal heat, digital pulse, lameness. I have no clue why he would be parking out for no good reason.

I do know he needs his sheath cleaned but other then that I'm stumped.

Here's a pic of him doing so.

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    08-10-2013, 06:28 PM
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I've heard they can do that if they have a bean. Get that sheath clean and I bet the parking out disappears. :)
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    08-10-2013, 06:33 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Wallaby    
I've heard they can do that if they have a bean. Get that sheath clean and I bet the parking out disappears. :)
I wouldn't doubt it if he does have a bean..poor guy. His sheath was god awful gross and I cleaned most of it but I still have to get the bean.
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    08-10-2013, 06:40 PM
Green Broke
My friend has a halflinger mare and she does the same thing. I don't know why, though.
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    08-10-2013, 06:40 PM
Green Broke
"It's a haflinger thing" LOL
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    08-10-2013, 09:10 PM
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Every time I have had or known of a gelding doing that, they had sand in their gut. It is very common for a gelding to do this when they are uncomfortable but not bad enough seriously colic. Every one I have owned that did this I treated for sand and they ALL passed a bunch of sand.
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    08-10-2013, 09:16 PM
Green Broke
So what do I do to treat that? Sand clear I'm assuming. I've never had a horse with sand in their gut, though.

Right now I have him on probios for 2 weeks then I can probably do the sand clear in the beginning of Sept.

I did notice him licking dirt one night in his stall, although I haven't seen it since.

I did clean his sheath and he had a huge bean the size of a quarter, if not bigger. :Shock: Poor guy, that had to feel terrible.
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    08-11-2013, 12:25 PM
Green Broke
Just wanted to ad that I cleaned his sheath last night and there was a bean the size of a quarter in there.
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    08-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Does he have access to a mineral/salt block or loose minerals? That should help to stop the ground licking.
    08-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Green Broke
I don't think he did before I got him. I have a mineral salt lick and himilayin salt lick on a rope in my stall which I've noticed he LOVES. The himilayin lick is almost gone and I've only had him a week.
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