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    03-11-2009, 04:29 PM
  #11
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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.
     
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    03-11-2009, 05:23 PM
  #12
Trained
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Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
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
     
    03-11-2009, 05:28 PM
  #13
Started
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.
     
    03-11-2009, 05:30 PM
  #14
Trained
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.
     
    03-12-2009, 08:46 AM
  #15
Weanling
No sweet iron or copper, just plain stainless. And he doesn't play with the bit. :P
     
    03-12-2009, 08:47 AM
  #16
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
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
     
    03-12-2009, 01:06 PM
  #17
Trained
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.
     
    03-13-2009, 08:32 AM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl    
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
     
    03-13-2009, 10:02 AM
  #19
Weanling
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! :)
     
    03-13-2009, 12:07 PM
  #20
Started
It's true that snaffles prevent the horse from swallowing b/c it traps the tongue.
     

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