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hello sir, may i know why few horses make snorting sound while galloping at fast pace either in race or workout. does it mean they have breathing problem or they are enjoying the work?

The horse may be making this sound if there is a breathing problem, but the sound also can mean nothing and may just be created because of airway conformation. The best way to find out if there is a breathing problem is to have a veterinarian scope the horse. If the sound is simply created by the nostrils vibrating on exhalation, then is just a sound and will not affect the air getting in to the lungs. I do not have the opinion that the horse makes the sounds based on whether he enjoys the work or not.

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Christopher Crocker


All questions pertaining to thoroughbred horse racing from a trainer's perspective. All questions about thoroughbred training methods, equine biochemistry and physiology. General questions about strategies and economics of thoroughbred horse racing. I will also be pleased to answer general questions about training and caring for horses of all breeds.


I have been breaking, schooling and training thoroughbred race horses for over 17 years.


High school graduate 1992. Dalfort Aircraft 1994. Licensed thoroughbred horse trainer in the United States and Canada.

Awards and Honors
Track record with Chedi at Colonial Downs 2011. Multiple Stakes Placed Trainer.

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