Your Take on Battling Soreness while on the road - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-15-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 34
• Horses: 15
Your Take on Battling Soreness while on the road

Just curious to hear people's remedies and ways that the help "battle" soreness while on the road. I travel almost every weekend and well curiosity has gotten the best of me. So what do you use to help prevent soreness and keep your horse(s) in top shape while on the road?
Posted via Mobile Device
Ayia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 01-15-2012, 11:30 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,404
• Horses: 3
I make sure my trailer is roomy enough for a long haul. If it's an overnight show, I bed the snot out of his stall. If I have spare time, he is like my dog, he's on the leash going for a walk with me.
waresbear is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-15-2012, 11:38 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
I use adequan on my horse to keep his joints healthy. When travelling I have portable rubber mats I use in his stalls and bed them as much as possible. I stable bandage in the trailer to and from the competition. If I am really concerned I will cold hose after my rides and at the end of the competition give a gram of bute. Hoof packing may also help.
The most important thing is making sure the horse is fit enough for the level of competition you're doing. When I compete the horse usually is not sore because he has been working at the same level he competes at, for the same number of days in a row.

Good luck!
Posted via Mobile Device
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-16-2012, 12:39 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 9,661
• Horses: 11
Deep bedding in the trailer, portable rubber mats for the show stalls and DEEP deep bedding in the stalls, cold hosing after working and rubbing down with liniment and using a clay poultice if necessary. Haven't had any problems so far....(Knocks on top of her head, touching wood).

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 Gelding Battling EmilyRosie Horse Training 9 12-13-2011 11:49 AM
Battling the flies question... JLynn Horse Health 8 07-21-2011 12:04 PM
Battling Scratches CharliGirl Horse Health 11 09-27-2010 01:22 PM
Leg soreness luvridinhorses Horse Health 4 05-15-2010 10:19 AM
Battling Wild Fires (Long post, lots of pics!) WSArabians General Off Topic Discussion 7 05-24-2008 11:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome