I once heard (I don't remember where) that horses only sweat in areas that include working muscles. Has anyone else heard this? Real or Wives Tale? If it's true, should I assume, since my guy sweats predominately on his shoulders, neck, chest, and under-saddle area, that he's not using his back end properly?
Also, after every ride it is a mad dash to get Scout untacked before he itches my saddle and bridle into oblivion. He is always very itchy post-ride, no matter what "season" of coat he has, or how big of a sweat he's broken. He's respectful, doesn't itch on me, and can usually be calmed and untacked before he starts really trying to lay into a wall of his feeder, but sis' QH (much thinner skinned) doesn't do this, nor did my first horse. Is this weird, or just another of my guy's idiosyncrasies?
A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown