Friday, October 10, 2014

It’s Slobber Season for Horses! - Full Article

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · September 16, 2014

As you walk out into the pasture to catch your horse, you notice that the clover in the field is really growing well. You know that horses love clover, and it’s clear that there is plenty of the trefoil-leaved plant for Blaze to nibble.

You snap the lead shank on his halter, and Blaze reaches for the treat you always bring him. He opens his mouth and suddenly your carrot-bearing hand is drenched with what seems like an ocean of equine saliva. Blaze crunches happily away on his carrot as you lead him toward the barn, still wiping strings of drool off your hand and wrist. What’s going on?...

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