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26th Apr 2007, 09:35 AM
Just wondering do judges actually look at respiration rate of the horses in classes. My 2yr old Section D has some sort of allergy and at the moment we don't know whether he would stand up to ridden work - could I still show him?
26th Apr 2007, 09:48 AM
they will be able to tell if the horse is distressed or panting, yes. they won't be counting the respiration rate, but any noise or puffing will be noticed. i'd wait to show him until he has the allergy under control - in a show situation, with excitement and noise, what just shows as a raised rate at home might be quite distressing for him.
26th Apr 2007, 02:38 PM
Thanks that's pretty much what I thought. I've never had a horse with this before and it's pretty difficult to be positive about it - we desperately need some rain!
26th Apr 2007, 02:54 PM
My daughters old intermediate had a may blossom allergy, could be perfectly sound at home and wheeze the moment the ramp opened.
After a while we got to know which shows/showgrounds to avoid.
28th Apr 2007, 09:31 AM
That must have been really frustrating, at least you knew the cause of his allergy.
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