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Re: Subject: RE: [RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat - Kathy Mayeda

The only problem with the study is that it isn't my experience.  My
horse does not stop to drink water for the 1st 25 miles of an
endurance ride and he sometimes gets into deficit.  No matter how much
cajoling and shoving water into his mouth with a scoop he sometimes
refused to drink.

But he could still be pretty hydrated and not do well with skin
tenting, especially on a hot dry day, so that part I believe.  That's
why I thought the aloe vera could soften his overall skin texture.

Sooooo Karen - I never heard the thin skinned horses being the best
for endurance.  Does that have something to do with heat transference?


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Kristen A Fisher <kskf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes the study about skim tenting is here:

I am going to try Karen's suggestions as we have been having issues with our
horses arm pits swelling and pooling lymphatic fluid, sometimes with skin
irritation, after certain rides - it prevented us from riding the 2nd day
this past weekend. The only common thing we can think of is this has
happened after rides with significant road mileage [sandy or caliche roads,
not black top]. ?So maybe some skin protectorant would help, especially if
it was goopy and likely to attract even more junk to the area [like say

Kristen in TX

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Subject: Re: Subject: RE: [RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat

Beau sometimes does not do well with the skin tenting, when
all the other dehydration indicators are perfect. Wasn't there
a study about skin tenting not being a reliable indicator of
hydration? ?I imagine that this could only be improved if I
applied this stuff! ?Maybe I could have improved that vet score....

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Subject: RE: [RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat, Dream Weaver
Re: Subject: RE: [RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat, Kathy Mayeda
RE: Subject: RE: [RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat, Kristen A Fisher