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post #11 of 15 Old 11-18-2009, 06:40 PM
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Yes, "foaming up" is considered a good thing. However, not all horses will foam regardless of how relaxed their poll and jaw are, and some will foam up as soon as the bit enters their mouth, so I do have to argue it's not a surefire way to tell if a horse is giving correctly.
And other horses just drool all the time, lol. I joke ben is watering the ring, he has a bad habit of grinding his teeth. I will be walking him in a halter and there will be a steady stream of drool. It's awful to ride on windy days with him
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Depending on where the foam is is the best indicator, not the amount of foam.
Many horses will foam a lot at the front of the mouth which is not really indicative of anything, many horses will foam here in hyperflexion, which obviously they are not relaxed in.
When they are foaming up and near the corners of the mouth is when we can tell that the jowl is relaxed.
Usually a lot of foam is not a good thing - all we want is "lipstick" up to the corners of the mouth.
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I love foaming, lol. It makes me feel like we're really working. Haha.

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Anebel - lipstick is the best description of what we saw last night. LOL wish I'd thought of that analogy to explain it.
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post #15 of 15 Old 11-18-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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And other horses just drool all the time, lol. I joke ben is watering the ring, he has a bad habit of grinding his teeth. I will be walking him in a halter and there will be a steady stream of drool. It's awful to ride on windy days with him
LMAO! Gross!
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