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Is it normal for a horse to sweat a ton while you ride them only walking or trotting if you are not working them so hard?

Is it normal for a horse to sweat a ton while you ride them only walking or trotting if you are not working them so hard?
if the humidity is high, yes
It could ven depend on her temperament. My 4 yo is a baby and a stallion, so basically his neck is all sweaty after 15 minutes of trot. That is because he puts a lot of energy in being fresh and distracted, but when he is actually working he is fine. If your horse gets stressed (and with that I mean also excited or abnormal forward horse) that could be the reason. If you are not sure tho, ask you vet to check her.
But that's the thing, she isn't out of shape and we ride pretty much everyday and we aren't really working that hard and she still sweats a ton @emmacneal
if they are out of shape, they will sweat more but as you keep working them it will take longer for them to sweat when you're riding
Oh okay and no I haven't tried that yet @jennatoms
It depends on the weather, have you tried giving electrolytes?
No she isn't stressed out at all @prazeresmaria
If the horse is stressed is normal...
Yeah she isn't out of shape at all and sometimes it's very hot and humid and some other days it be very cool and still sweating @willow
We ride her very mildly and she is still sweats a lot @magoonhannah
If it's really hot/humid out or if they are out of shape I wouldn't be surprised. If it's not hot/humid and the horse isn't out of shape I would be a little worried if they sweated a lot after only walking and trotting, and maybe get a vet out to look at them.
If its like really hot, them its normal, but of ypu have rode him in this tempurture before and he hasnt reacted like this before, consult your vet.