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post #1 of 3 Old 08-16-2013, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Veins Showing After Workout

I rode my mare last night. We were practicing flatwork/dressage and she worked pretty hard. I cooled her out and when I was I untacking I noticed some veins showing on her neck and shoulder. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-16-2013, 10:23 AM
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My TB's veins pop a lot after a nice workout. It happens more with thin-skinned horses.
My appy has never had that problem- therefore I am led to believe is really is just the thin-skinned ones :)
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-16-2013, 11:47 AM
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just like with any critter (humans included), when you exert yourself via exercise, your heart rate increases, which goes hand in hand with blood pumping faster through your system. same with horses. this 'stretches' the veins due to increased blood flow and the veins get a bit 'popped' or stretched out temporarily.

my Eddie gets the most impressive veining on his stifles after a good workout. this seems to be the thinnest skinned area on him.
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