Slobbering in Horses

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Last week I was out at a local barn and a towering draft cross gelding opened his mouth, releasing an equally imposing waterfall of lukewarm slobber into the floor of the arena. This might be what you might be seeing or hearing in your barns right nowÑpuddles of slobber and the sounds of watery chews from all corners of the stable, possibly causing your stomach to do somersaults if you’re the queasy type.

‘Tis the season for horse slobbers in many parts of the country.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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