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    Re: [RC] [RC] Unconditioned horse!! - sindy mccosker

    I have found that my mare will sweat the thick and foamy sweat if she is fed alfalfa. When she is on straight grass hay her sweat is thin and clear.

    Sindy McCosker Newcastle, CA (The Gem of the Foothills)

    From: "C. Eyler" <eyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Subject: Re: [RC] Unconditioned horse!! Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 11:43:49 -0500

    If I recall correctly, foamy sweat does not necessarily indicate an unconditioned horse. It just means that the horse hasn't been worked much recently. After a period of regular work -- long before the horse is at all fit -- the foam will have been flushed from the sweat glands and the sweat will be clear. Then, there may or may not be less sweat, but it will be less obvious. And, clear sweat doesn't necessarily mean that the horse has less need for electrolytes.

    At least for some horses, all it takes is a short period of no work (like to recover from a stone bruise) for the sweat to be foamy again.


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