Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
Very ... um ... gassy horse. Should I be worried?
We are considering buying another horse, so we went for a test ride. This gelding is a New Forest, about 14 hands high, with great lineage. His conformation is great and his first circuit of jumping competitions went very well.
When my daughter test rode him, he farted a bunch. Sorry for using that word, but you know, it is what it is. It wasn't just one or two toots. It was maybe 5 times and about 5-10 toots in a row. Really loud. Really obvious. Really funny.
Is this something that should worry me? If not, can someone tell me the possible cause and a way I could prevent it in the future? I mean, farting is a natural thing, I know, but it is a bit hilarious when he's running around the arena using rocket boosters like he did. I don't want everyone laughing at my baby while she's trying to ride! ha ha
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare