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post #1 of 12 Old 03-11-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Getting sick after horse shows?

Does anyone else wake up the morning after a show or rodeo and feel like they're dying? Because I sure do! I had a playday on Saturday and ended up waking up on Sunday with a cough, stiff body, and congestion. This seems to be the routine after every show for me though. I think it's a combination of the stress of getting everything packed and ready and the stress of the event and inhaling dust.

Does anyone else have this problem? If so, how do you deal with it? Any secret tips and tricks? Extra vitamins? I love showing and events but I hate the way I feel the next day. It's like a hangover.
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-11-2013, 07:38 PM
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Allergies maybe? Try taking some non-drowsy allergy medicine before the show and the day after.

I dont notice any problems after shows. Only very dirty...
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Huh, I didn't think of allergies. I never get affected by pollen or anything, but i do have two food allergies do its totally possible that I have some more. The only thing that gets me is I can ride in the same arena and not get sick, it's only after shows. Maybe I'm just a freak of nature.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-11-2013, 08:52 PM
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In the 4 decades of attending horse shows & events, not once have I been sick the next day, knock on wood (taps top of my head)!
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Well I've heard of getting sick before because of nervousness, but never after! that's interesting! i wouldn't have an idea why it's happening.

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Could be the after effects of lactic acid as well as adrenaline, tight/stiff muscles can also be a result of not enough salt in the body.
Do some stretches when you get home to help purge lactic acid from the muscles, and drink lots of water and/or powerade on the day of competition. Try to avoid soft drink, as to correctly digest everything in the soft drink, the cells in your body give up their water + salt, therefore dehydrating you and causing more strain on yourself (headaches, cramps, tightness...).
Not sure about the coughing, or congestion. Could have mild asthma? Allergies? but that's for a doctor to determine.
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Nope, no asthma. It might just be all the dust I'm eating on my slow horse!
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Protein bars in the morning, energy drink at lunch, and protein shake in the afternoon is my secret weapon routine to keeping me awake and functioning. If I don't get the extra protein, my body gets super sore and sluggish from muscle exhaustion.

That, and prepping/packing several days beforehand so it's not all a rush at the last minute.
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Is it a national show? I know many of my friends come down with cold like symptoms after big shows.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-11-2013, 10:57 PM
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It's been years since I did any serious showing, but I was the same way. The day after, it was like I had a cold mixed with a hangover. Not fun, lol. I DO have allergies though, bad ones, and the stress, the long hours, and the poor eating (either too much junk or nothing at all) habits, mixed with no sleep the night before due to nerves, well, that was a perfect storm for me to feel horrible the next day.

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