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

That kind of makes sense because of all my horses, Beau sweats the
most and he had the thickest skin.  And when he sweats he smells like
a pig.


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:18 PM,  <rides2far@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have no idea, but I have read that somewhere and had people more
experienced than myself tell me that - could be all fiction for all I know,
but I have had horses that are more skin sensitive than others and >>those
are usually the better recover-ers.

Again, referring back to Ben Amil, the older horse Josie competed who was
skin sensitive...he had great recoveries (when not galled). He did not drink
like we wished he would. One ride we weighed both Ben and Kaboot on the SERA
scales, then went out and did a 17 mile loop. Kaboot drank great, Ben very
little. When we got back and weighed them KABOOT had lost the most weight on
that loop. Ben had very thin skin and a very obvious network of veins on the
surface while Kaboot is thick skinned. I wonder if Ben sweated less because
his veins were able to cool the blood and keep his core down. Kaboot had to
sweat out a lot of fluid to cool himself.


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[RC] Rehydrating your horse's skin and coat, rides2far