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.
Newcastle, CA (The Gem of the Foothills)
From: "C. Eyler" <eyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC] Unconditioned horse!! Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 11:43:49
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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