[RC] Shivering - kathy . mayeda
Eeeh gawds....... I hate to tell you this, but my horse
Beau who had been scoped positive for ulcers shivers
lately in isolated ocasions. He was shivering real bad
before the Grant Ranch SASO ride, shivered before the
Wine country ride, and shivered even last Saturday which
was a real warm morning before my training ride. The
first time I noticed him shivering ever was at before
the first ride of the season last year and I ended up
pulling him at lunch because he was acting wierd even
though he vetted okay. The rest of the season he didn't
shiver. Once he gets moving - like REALLY moving he
stops shivering and doesn't APPEAR to have any physical
problems even after a strenuous ride. Becky Hart told
me that Rio would shiver sometimes before rides in
anticipation and excitement.
I don't know if it's the ulcer that is making him
shiver, but the way he acts and looks it appears to be
stress related. Or just the anticipation and excitement.
This is something I'm searching for the answer too.
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