What are you saying amen for?
What are you saying amen for?
This is what I like to see after I ride: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...39525779_n.jpg
Miss BBHM after our ride on Sunday. :)
I made up a word for what I call it .... I call it "waffling" the bit :lol:.
They begin to play with it, and they should. It is meant to be an aid, not a weapon (Austrian translation of situation).
If the foam is only on the lips the tongue is thrusting...it should drip toward the chin (showing that the horse is consistently ifv as the directives require).
ideayoda .... would you explain what you mean by, "the tongue is thrusting"?
That sounds as if they are trying to push the bit out, and that is not what I am referring to.
I have found that they are quite willing to hold the bit and "listen" to the rider's hands, and in doing that they begin to suck on the bit in a very soft manner. They know it is connected through the hands to their engine.
I would rather have mashed potatoes between the hindlegs.
It should be back to front.
Isn't this rear wheel drive?
Rather than front end pulling downward(to china).
Yeah I was wondering about that too. She'll probably say it was a joke or something..
I like "whipped cream" between the buttcheeks .... "mashed potatoes" is just too gross, plus it has a dry, lumpy sort of connotation sometimes.
My older horse produces very little mouth foam. My young one produces a lot, and it's not unusual for foam to splash on her chest or legs. But I think my trainers and I are experienced enough to know when a horse is relaxed and moving well without using foam as a litmus test :yes: The foam between the hind legs is a different thing since that's produced by sweat, not saliva. I see lots of it on hot days, but on a cool day I may not get any :winkgrin: It has no correlation to the mouth foam.
Some horse get foamy mouths when NOT wearing a bridle - we were lunging one in a halter the other day (for a lameness workup - he is normally lunged in a bridle), and he was a bit over hiself and prancing around, with a VERY foamy mouth! And I have seen horses being Parelli-ised with foamy mouths while being ridden in a halter...
But I agree, drool is NOT good - it is a sign of tension (or anticipated tension, or in anticipatyion of being tongue-tied for racing). A foamy lipstick is usually a sign of a nice, true contact - in my experience, anyway.
I agree that it depends on the horse.
My appaloosa has never ever gotten foamy in the nearly six years I've owned him. A little bit of saliva, yes. But foam, no.
A haflinger X pony I had in training with me last fall would only foam if we had a GREAT ride.
It really depends on the horse sometimes, I'd think,
I have found that when my horse is truly relaxed, forward, and using his back, I get nice white lipstick with no drooling. I also get more butt foam. It's like when he is really moving well, his hind end unlocks and his legs swing more, producing more sweat. He does not get butt foam - even in the summer - unless he's working properly.
If he's tense, not swinging his legs forward, and not working over his back, I will have a dry mouth and dry butt.
He has a tendency to go behind the bit, so I avoid riding him deep and low. Someone else who has ridden him several times warms up in a deeper, lower frame, behind the vertical - he gets VERY foamy and drooly this way.