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post #11 of 26 Old 09-19-2011, 08:53 AM
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it does depend on the horse. but buckets and buckets shouldn't be appearing.

usually a little bit of foam that is more "watery/thin foam" in consistancy is a sign of a relaxed soft mouth.


a lot of FOAMY/bubbles and lather are counterproductive and can indicate a Busy mouth/tongue or a bit that is uncomfortable for the horse or hard hands and an unrelaxed mouth.

so my opinion is: there should be some saliva foam but not to the point where you're saying. ummm did my horse get into some dishwashing soap?



edited to add: i was also told that saliva should run from lips towards the chin (it just slight drips). if it runs along the lips it could be a sign of riding your horse too deep/behind the verticle.

i was very happy when the other day Dillon had saliva running towards his chin (again only little driplet lines). he can get too light in the bridle at times and easily come behind the bit especially when not having enough forward energy. i was very pleased!

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post #12 of 26 Old 09-20-2011, 11:25 AM
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That is exactly what I was trying to say! ^

Guess you just put it a lot better than I did.
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post #13 of 26 Old 09-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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The amount/degree of foaming really does depend on the individual horse, but I've always read/heard/been told that something in the range of saliva moisture to a "white lipstick" of foam is an indicator of relaxation and a soft, listening, learning mouth. The slobber-slinging rabid-looking frothy mouth is not good, and generally indicates tension in the mouth, head, poll, throatlatch, and neck (at least).

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I've heard with riding, if you work a horse hard and properly, or perhaps using different muscles (different work) then they foam at the mouth alot, i ride horses which foam a huge amount of none at all. I've always believed it was due to work, not playing with bit or just normal - always through work
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post #15 of 26 Old 09-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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I know a horse who foams at the mouth when she is just being lunged. It all depends on the horse
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My horse got a hold of some hay while I had my back turned with her bit in...I looked at her and she looked like she had rabies! No clue what happened there!

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post #17 of 26 Old 09-26-2011, 10:09 AM
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I'm curious, because my qh foams quite a bit
I am wondering if someone had their rabies shot???
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I am wondering if someone had their rabies shot???
Actually from what I know you may have rabies and still don't foam. And if you eat a piece of soap, Spyder, you'll foam A LOT! Also the "fear of water" with one is a total BS. Lol!




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Actually from what I know you may have rabies and still don't foam. And if you eat a piece of soap, Spyder, you'll foam A LOT! Also the "fear of water" with one is a total BS. Lol!
With rabies you have a very hard time swallowing due to a spasming voicebox or something of the sort, which is where the 'fear of water' drooling and foaming comes from. ;) They can not swallow water or their own saliva.
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post #20 of 26 Old 09-26-2011, 06:07 PM
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And if you eat a piece of soap, Spyder, you'll foam A LOT! Lol!
Ahhhh so you have been using the old soap trick eh ?
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