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post #1 of 4 Old 01-15-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-15-2012, 11:30 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-15-2012, 11:38 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-16-2012, 12:39 AM
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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).

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