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post #1 of 13 Old 08-10-2013, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 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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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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My friend has a halflinger mare and she does the same thing. I don't know why, though.
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"It's a haflinger thing" LOL
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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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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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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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Does he have access to a mineral/salt block or loose minerals? That should help to stop the ground licking.

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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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