i noticed something with my mare tonight that has worried me somewhat. we had a ride today but it didnt end up being a long one at all because i got chatting with one of the ladies at my paddock and ran out of riding time. i unsaddled her, gave her a quick hose down as it was pretty warm today (about 31C). i gave her some hay while i pottered around poop scooping and getting their hard feeds ready.
i fed, put their light rugs on, filled their waters and went to leave. i went over to say goodbye as i always do and put my hand under her neck rug. she was wet with sweat. it was in dusk at this point and it had cooled down considerably. her neck and armpits where wet. her back and belly were fine. her flanks were dripping with sweat and her back legs were the worst of all. it was running down her legs from just under her hoo-hoo
she wasnt even sweating that much when i got off her. in fact she really wasnt sweating at all as basically we had only walked, had a minute or so of trotting before i stopped and started chatting and then i walked her around for a few minutes before i took her back to her yard.
i took her cool coats off and out a sweat rug on her but im worried because of the EI thing going on here. she is eating like normal, drinking and walking around ok. i listened to her belly and hears grumbles from all part of her intestines so ruled out colic (even though i pretty much figured it wasnt that).
im pretty worried about it. she doesnt usually sweat a lot and she usually has her cool coats on through the day, unless its really hot, and she doesnt sweat at all under them. sometimes maybe there is a little around her flanks but never much at all.
any ideas or should i call a vet or should i stop panicking lol