Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
It could be possible that she is having an allergic reaction, but it could also be possible that she is having just breathing problems or a bit of a cold. Sometimes, once the horse has jogged for a bit, the mucus (sp?) can start coming loose, making breathing sound a bit ragged.
You can try having the barley taken away from her, and see if there is any change within a few days to a week. If nothing changes, then there is something more going on.
Also might be a good idea to shorten how far she is going just for the time being, or give her a few days off. As much as it back tracks the training going into her, time off is better than a ruined horse.
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