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post #1 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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"Lipstick"?

So sometimes when we ride, my horse gets what looks like a line of that lipstick around his mouth.. only. It's green. So is that just from him eating with a bit in occasionally, or is he actually accepting the bit and his slobber is just stained from the grass?

Sorry if that doesn't really make sense.
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post #2 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 01:58 PM
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Hmm, I think I understand what you mean and I think it is most likely from green slobber due to grass. That happens to my horses sometimes.

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It's just grass/hay mixing with slobber.
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It's just grass/hay mixing with slobber.
Right I know.. Is it from him accepting the bit that is causing him to slobber though or is it just him drooling from the food?

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It could be either. My horse is super slobbery, if he gets excited, he drools so he almost always has white foam around his lips weather he is accepting contact and working nicely or being a jerk.
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Drool and foam is most always a good thing! It means the horse is relaxing and working its jaw; not all horses foam when their jaw is relaxed, but a good many do, so it's a good thing!
The green would just be the grass mixing in.
I've head of a few dressage riders giving their horses peppermint candies (the white ones) to make them foam white... I assume it would smell good too ;)

ETA - as SpasticDove mentioned, some horses foam regardless of what their jaw is doing...


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He may be playing with the bit in his mouth causing the "lipstick". If he sticks his tongue out when he has it in. I know my horses lick their lips randomly.

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It could be either. My horse is super slobbery, if he gets excited, he drools so he almost always has white foam around his lips weather he is accepting contact and working nicely or being a jerk.
Hm. Well he only does it some of the time, and he definitely isn't one of those super slobbery horses by any means. He's a more dry-mouthed horse. So this could be a good sign? :o

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Yeah! It's not a bad thing, that's for sure.
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post #10 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 03:46 PM
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Is your bit a sweet iron/copper mouth?

Skippy! Usually gets the lipstick, but MY GOODESS when we gave him a copper mouth bit he was DROOLING like crazy, LOL! He had like, uncontrollable foam (usually green, or white with super small orange pieces in it... what... I didn't give him carrots.. promise! *innocent face*)

We switched him back to the other bit because he was cool with it, and the amount of slobber that the copper one made was frightening, LOL!

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