Author: Eleanor Blazer

The Coughing Horse

  The sound of a coughing horse can make things come to a halt. Conversation stops, chores are paused, training and riding lessons are interrupted as heads turn to look at the horse. Could the horse just be clearing a “tickle”, or could the cough be an indication of a serious disease? Everyone watches to see if the horse will cough again. Activity resumes if there is no more coughing – a slight pause in the daily routine. But if the coughing continues the audience becomes more attentive. Coughs are generally divided into two classifications: wet and dry. A...

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