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post #11 of 13 Old 09-29-2012, 06:04 PM
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My horses dont have bad habits.. because theyre bored.. they have/had bad habits from im-proper training..
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-29-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by GotaDunQH View Post
Actually, yawning CAN very well be a sign of intestinal problems, stress etc. Yawning is taking in extra oxygen and it's for a reason....boredom isn't one of them.
Its interesting what everybody is saying.

As for GotaDunQH, would it be a smart idea to get her checked on a vet? The last time she got seen by a vet was probably 2 weeks ago. However that was a simple check up and some shots.

As for other people.

I thought I saw someone say its about hunger. The only thing I can think of is that I moved my horse about a month ago. She went from 24/7 hay access to 11/7 grass access (of course, we transitioned her), with the hay in her stall and grain. And since its been a month, I'm not sure that it would be affecting her now.

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post #13 of 13 Old 09-30-2012, 11:23 PM
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I hestitated to add to this thread. I had a mare I loved very dearly. She had head shaking syndrom which is a broad brush term used for "could be any disorder under the sun, we don't know, possibly caused by facial neurological abnormalities, maybe allergies, maybe ....". It has no finite set of symptoms. She often did this (rolled her eyes, yawned) in the beginning, then a lot when she was haltered or bridled. The disease progresses w age - as did hers. It is rare....which is why I did not want to mention it. She, in fact, had been injured in the face when she was a very young filly. Most that have it have no injuries.
She was a super calm and sweet mare, it was not a "habit", it was a symptom of the disorder. It was easy to "miss" the signs in the beginning.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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