[RC] re:shivering after hosing - Teresa Van Hove
> When we got back I hosed her off and a few minutes later noticed that she
> appeared to be shivering.
Since I happen to own a "chill baby" horse, who'm I have to blanket at
some vet checks where some other horses are getting aggressively
sponged/scooped, my guess would be this horse just runs cooler. I'd try
leaving a bucket of water to warm while you ride and just sponge her
next time - no cold hose water. I would blanket and walk her around if
she gets chilled again. Being chilled after exercise can lead to bigger
problems like cramped muscles or even colic, so while you shouldn't
panic, I think you should take definite action to warm up a horse that
is shivering with cold.
my .02 cents
Teresa Van Hove and Grey Moun (brrrrr, that breeze is cold when I'm not
moving much at a vet check)
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