ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] thumps]

[endurance] thumps]

Stephanie Teeter (step@fsr.com)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 08:57:51 -0700 (PDT)

Just a reminder that there are many excellent posts on
thumps in the endurance@moscow.com archives. These
are accessible through the endurance homepage.


,+'^'+, ,+'^'+, Steph Teeter http://www.endurance.net `+,.,+'

X-Mailer: Prodigy Internet GW(v0.9beta) - ae01dm02sc02 From: XXDU78A@prodigy.com (MS LOUISE D BURTON) Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 10:17:15, -0500 To: endurance@moscow.com Subject: [endurance] thumps Sender: owner-endurance@moscow.com Precedence: list

A theory about TRUE thumps (not skin twitches): Yes, we know it is an electrolyte imbalance, but why??? How about STRESS? I'm not talking about long drives, fast rides, etc. but a horse who panics or "freaks out" about something in particular. You all that have dealt with thumps, think back. Did your horse freak out or get really upset before/during the ride? I had a horse get it twice. Once, he drove himself into a frenzy in the stalls at OD before the ride. The second time he freaked about some people shooting fireworks during a ride. This horse is usually pretty mellow, but on these occasions he was inconsolable. I would really like to hear from others who have dealt with thumps and if your horse got very upset beforehand. Louise Burton OK