"Lipstick"? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
Slobber is usually a good thing, so I wouldn't worry :) If a horse drools excessively, though, that is usually a sign of stress and anxiety.
Spirithorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 05:23 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spirithorse View Post
Slobber is usually a good thing, so I wouldn't worry :) If a horse drools excessively, though, that is usually a sign of stress and anxiety.
Or you have a bizarre horse like mine that plays with the rollers on his bit like there's no tomorrow
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #13 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 05:28 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
I'd be making sure my horse was calm if he was playing with the bit a lot....sometimes if a horse can't move his feet at the speed he wants the behavior will come out in his mouth....and check to see if he needs more tongue relief/contact in a bit. I'm not saying your horse is anxious, just saying that sometimes that is the case.
Spirithorse is offline  
post #14 of 28 Old 03-11-2009, 05:30 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
Sometimes it is the case. Diesel is just weird though. I can leave him standing with no contact on the bit while I talk to someone, and he will be playing with it, relaxed as can be, working up a lather on his lips.
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #15 of 28 Old 03-12-2009, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 707
• Horses: 0
No sweet iron or copper, just plain stainless. And he doesn't play with the bit. :P

Fly Without Wings
Ne0n Zero is offline  
post #16 of 28 Old 03-12-2009, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 707
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spirithorse View Post
Slobber is usually a good thing, so I wouldn't worry :) If a horse drools excessively, though, that is usually a sign of stress and anxiety.
Sorry for double post.
Lol I wasn't worried at all I was just wondering whether he was actually accepting the bit or just drooling from eating grass 'cause he's a pig. :P

Fly Without Wings
Ne0n Zero is offline  
post #17 of 28 Old 03-12-2009, 01:06 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
lol @ pig. I'd say he's perfectly happy and things are going fine. If he's not playing with the bit and he's grazing fine with it, then I'd say he's just slobbering happily along.

Dumas would slobber with a rabies-like amount when given apple slices, it was nasty and gross but he loved every minute of it. The only problem I had with the excess slobbering is that he used his white (light grey) buddy as a napkin.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #18 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 707
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl View Post
lol @ pig. I'd say he's perfectly happy and things are going fine. If he's not playing with the bit and he's grazing fine with it, then I'd say he's just slobbering happily along.

Dumas would slobber with a rabies-like amount when given apple slices, it was nasty and gross but he loved every minute of it. The only problem I had with the excess slobbering is that he used his white (light grey) buddy as a napkin.
Lmfao. Not to go off topic or anything but yeah my horse likes to lick my friend's TB... a lot. X.o

Fly Without Wings
Ne0n Zero is offline  
post #19 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 10:02 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montrose, CO
Posts: 449
• Horses: 3
Have any of you heard that foam at the mouth actually means too much pressure on the tongue, therefor not allowing the horse to be able to swallow as the cause? A woman at my barn was talking to the Myler bit guy and that's what he said. I thought it was interesting, but I don't know if I buy it. Could just be a marketing tool, I don't know. Just curious if anyone has heard that besides me! :)

In riding, a horse's energy is like a river- guided by the banks but not stopped by them.
koomy56 is offline  
post #20 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 12:07 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
It's true that snaffles prevent the horse from swallowing b/c it traps the tongue.
Spirithorse is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My "gelding" a "stud"? my2geldings Horse Talk 22 03-26-2009 12:55 PM
Horse has a lot of "GO!!" and not a lot of "whoa" Whiskey Lullaby Horse Riding 15 02-26-2009 06:09 PM
16.5" "The Liberty" DK MonoFlap Jumping Saddle - CUSTOM TO FIT ANY HORSE! EhLysa Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 11-01-2008 07:47 PM
"My pony and me" by "Don West" Barbarosa Horse Stories and Poems 1 07-21-2008 08:03 PM
Blingee Order -view prior post "More Neat Blingees" BluMagic Horse Artwork 3 01-01-2008 05:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome