Re: [RC] [RC] RC Shivering - Brittany Murphy
My horse had a 'shivering' episode once, and it was wierd and out of the
ordinary for him to shiver, AND to act the way he was. I'm guessing the
shivering was a nervous reaction after reading this thread.
My farrier came out to shoe and got there early. He just brought my horse
out of the pasture, tied him up and got started. When I got there, he had
the two fronts done already, and he mentioned that Harley was being jumpy, a
real pain-in-the-#*&, and he was shivering like crazy. It was rainy that
day, but not real cold. This is a horse who spends 24/7 out to pasture,
rain,wind,snow, whatever and I've NEVER seen him shivering. This is only the
second time this particular farrier has shod my horse, and the first time, I
was there and Harley was his normal calm self. I was worried that he was
cold, or sick or something, but when he got done Harley was fine again. My
thoughts then turned to the circumstances... new guy getting me out of the
pasture, tying me up and pounding on my hooves and Mom's not here. He HAD to
be nervous. Harley isn't new to being shod without me being there, but not
by someone he doesn't know. My old farrier was a neighbor, and I kept Harley
at his place for 3 years so they were very familier. And now that I think
about it, the farrier also had said the Harley tried to nip at him when he
was catching him. He certainly isn't the nervous bred type tho', I guess he
just got nervous this time.
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